Definition of sport in English:
- It is a sport that combines the best aspects of one-on-one competition but is also very much a team sport.
- To use a sports metaphor for a moment, the history of sports is littered with teams that had lots of individual stars on them, but never made it to the championship game.
- It's always great to watch your favourite team play their sport, it's even better when they win.
- The physical challenges reminded me too much of gym class, but the mind games were great sport.
- Hunting in Shakespeare is normally for exercise or sport.
- Over centuries of practice a whole elaborate system of rules and customs evolved to ensure this, not primarily for the sake of the quarry itself but with the aim of providing a good day's sport.
- She was a pretty good sport especially considering some of the scenes and lines she had to deliver.
- Just seeing that clip go through, I was cracking up and I think Cate's such a good sport to send herself up in that way.
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- Here, the initial H is formed by two performers sporting long tunics and distinctive pointed shoes.
- The identically shaped sculptures each sport distinctive coloration, as well as striped or polka-dotted underpants.
- The smiling father sports a rifle nestled at his hip and wears a hat emblazoned with a coat of arms.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'pastime, entertainment'): shortening of disport.
Sport comes from a shortening of disport (Middle English), formed, via French, from Latin dis ‘away’ and portare ‘carry’ used in much the same way as the expression ‘to take someone out of themselves’. Sport meant any kind of entertainment, and only started to be used in the modern sense of physical activities with set rules in the late 18th century. The sport of kings (mid 17th century) once referred to war-making but was later applied to hunting and horse-racing.
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- Horse racing.Example sentences
- Horseracing is known as the sport of kings for good reason.
- Perhaps this type of punching was once the sport of kings, just as horse racing is said to be the sport of kings today.
- This competition, combining music and the sport of kings with reading Waterford's finest newspaper, kicks off in this week's issue of the Waterford News & Star and continues for the next five weeks.
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