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Meaning of sport in English

sport noun uk

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/ spɔːt /
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sport noun ( GAME )

A1 [ C ] a game , competition , or activity needing physical effort and skill that is played or done according to rules , for enjoyment and/or as a job : Football, basketball , and hockey are all team sports. I enjoy winter sports like skiing and skating . A1 [ U ] UK all types of physical activity that people do to keep healthy or for enjoyment : She used to do/ play a lot of sport when she was younger . [ U ] old-fashioned enjoyment in doing things More examples She's not especially interested in sport. There are risks inherent in almost every sport. There's so much money in sport these days . I could never play team sports - I lack the competitive spirit . She did a lot of sports at college . SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Sports & games generally battleship board sport buildering choose choose up sb/sth classic contact sport cross-country defensively game high jinks insurance multi-sport parasport parkour pickup pre-game snooker the first person TTRPG See more results »

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sport noun ( PERSON )

[ C ] old-fashioned informal a pleasant , positive , generous person who does not complain about things they are asked to do or about games that they lose : Oh, Douglas - be a (good) sport and give me a lift to the station . See also spoilsport informal disapproving [ C ] Australian English a friendly way of talking to a man or boy : [ as form of address ] Hello sport - how are you? SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases People having good qualities advertisement altruist angel beatify brick bunch dear gem mensch not be as black as you are painted idiom paragon poppet poster child saint salt salt of the earth idiom softie sweetheart sweetie treasure See more results »

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Affectionate terms of address sport verb [ T ] uk

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to wear or be decorated with something: Back in the 1960s he sported platform heels and hair down past his shoulders . The front of the car sported a German flag . SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases Wearing clothes attired caped clad clothe clothed dressed (up) to the nines idiom dresser French tuck garbed grow into someone/something have (got) something on mould nine robed sartorial sartorially stylish stylishly tog worn See more results » (Definition of sport from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sport noun us

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/ spɔrt , spoʊrt /

sport noun ( GAME )

[ C/U ] a game , competition , or similar activity , done for enjoyment or as a job , that takes physical effort and skill and is played or done by following particular rules : [ C ] Football, baseball , and basketball are all team sports. [ U ] Do you hunt for sport or in order to eat ?

sport noun ( PERSON )

[ C ] infml a person who has a good attitude about playing a game or having to do something: He was a very bad sport when he lost a game . Be a sport and take your little sister to the movies with you. sport verb [ T ] us

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sport verb [T] ( WEAR )

to wear or be decorated with something: Back in the 1960s he sported bellbottoms and long hair . (Definition of sport from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of sport

sport Physical sports would probably be widely accepted as an exception to restrictive rules on consent, but two points must be borne in mind. From the Cambridge English Corpus What it does have is the ability to market and organise sports events, and extract a high price from advertisers and sponsors. From the Cambridge English Corpus More passive sports, such as angling, can also have an environmental impact. From the Cambridge English Corpus She had to make a claim against the insurers, because her friend had not had full cover for his sports car. From the Cambridge English Corpus One large shopping, sports and entertainments centre can give better services to the 100 000 people than the two old smaller centres. From the Cambridge English Corpus The stair is lit as a sports arena for play. From the Cambridge English Corpus Further, illegal fishing and unregulated sports fishing have contributed to fish depletion. From the Cambridge English Corpus She says that her knee hurt when she was young, and doctors told her parents and schoolteachers never to let her play sports. From the Cambridge English Corpus We currently recommend abstention from competitive or strenuous sports for the majority of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. From the Cambridge English Corpus Predisposition to aggressiveness will not necessarily express itself as violent behaviour, but as talent in sports or creativity. From the Cambridge English Corpus All participants indicated that winning and losing was only a part of the sporting experience. From the Cambridge English Corpus Even more damaging to their theory is the fact that sports spectator disorder is not always synonymous with economic problems. From the Cambridge English Corpus Even when it comes to features, the arts and sports, we seek to cover events whose interest value goes well beyond national borders. From the Cambridge English Corpus People who r un the clubs and sporting associations determine which rules are operative therein, and they can modify those rules deliberately through amendments thereto. From the Cambridge English Corpus They competed in sports, organized clubs and concerts, attended chapel, threw parties and sometimes went to class. From the Cambridge English Corpus See all examples of sport These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors.

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amateur sport Recognition of the importance of amateur sport is therefore in line with the idea of bringing sport close to the citizens. From Europarl Parallel Corpus - English   chosen sport Earlier in his speech, he referred to school as providing the first opportunity for pupils to learn the skills and tactics of their chosen sport. From the Hansard archive Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0   college sport These functions include providing for school and college sport , but do not of course include the provision for general recreational facilities. From the Hansard archive Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0   These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. See all collocations with sport

Translations of sport

in Chinese (Traditional) 比賽, 體育運動, 體育比賽… See more in Chinese (Simplified) 比赛, 体育运动, 体育比赛… See more in Spanish deporte, deportes, llevar… See more in Portuguese esporte, esportes, esporte [masculine]… See more in more languages in Japanese in Turkish in French in Catalan in Arabic in Czech in Danish in Indonesian in Thai in Vietnamese in Polish in Malay in German in Norwegian in Korean in Ukrainian in Italian in Russian スポーツ, 運動競技, 運動… See more spor, spor hareketleri, giymek… See more sport [masculine], sport, brave garçon/fille… See more esport… See more رِياضة… See more sport, pašák, legrace… See more sport, idræt, sportsgren… See more olahraga, orang baik, kesenangan… See more กีฬา, การพักผ่อนหย่อนใจ, ผู้ที่มีน้ำใจนักกีฬา… See more thể thao, môn thể thao, người có tinh thần độ lượng… See more sport, paradować w lub z, dyscyplina sportowa… See more sukan, bersifat baik, bersuka-suka… See more der Sport, die Sportart, feiner Kerl… See more sport [masculine], idrettsgren [masculine], idrett… See more 스포츠, 운동… See more спорт, полювання, рибна ловля… See more sport, (tipo in gamba), gioco… See more спорт, занятие спортом, щеголять… See more Need a translator?

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