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sporting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat
  2. verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom
  3. adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  4. adjective relating to or used in sports
    • sporting events
    • sporting equipment
  5. adjective satellite involving risk or willingness to take a risk
    • a sporting chance
    • sporting blood
  6. adjective satellite preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
    dissipated; betting; card-playing.
    • led a dissipated life
    • a betting man
    • a card-playing son of a bitch
    • a gambling fool
    • sporting gents and their ladies

Sport"ing adjective
  1. Of pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sporrts; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports.

Webster 1913