Sport Sport, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sporting}.] 1. To play; to frolic; to wanton. [1913 Webster]

[Fish], sporting with quick glance, Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races. [1913 Webster]

3. To trifle. ``He sports with his own life.'' --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; -- said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See {Sport}, n., 6. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To play; frolic; game; wanton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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