Sporting man
Sporting Sport"ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster]

{Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the like. --C. Kingsley.

{Sporting house}, a house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers, and the like.

{Sporting man}, one who practices field sports; also, a horse racer, a pugilist, a gambler, or the like.

{Sporting plant} (Bot.), a plant in which a single bud or offset suddenly assumes a new, and sometimes very different, character from that of the rest of the plant. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sporting — Sport ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] {Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the like. C.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sporting book — Sporting Sport ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] {Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sporting house — Sporting Sport ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] {Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sporting plant — Sporting Sport ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports. [1913 Webster] {Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling operations, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sporting — adj. 1 interested in sport (a sporting man). 2 sportsmanlike, generous (a sporting offer). 3 concerned in sport (a sporting dog; sporting news). Phrases and idioms: a sporting chance some possibility of success. sporting house US a brothel.… …   Useful english dictionary

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