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English Dictionary: sporting by the DICT Development Group
3 results for sporting
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
    Synonym(s): clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlike
  2. relating to or used in sports; "sporting events"; "sporting equipment"
  3. involving risk or willingness to take a risk; "a sporting chance"; "sporting blood"
  4. preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card- playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"
    Synonym(s): dissipated, betting, card- playing, sporting
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sport \Sport\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sported}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To play; to frolic; to wanton.
                     [Fish], sporting with quick glance, Show to the sun
                     their waved coats dropt with gold.      --Milton.
      2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be
            given to betting, as upon races.
      3. To trifle. [bd]He sports with his own life.[b8]
      4. (Bot. & Zo[94]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.
      Syn: To play; frolic; game; wanton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sporting \Sport"ing\, a.
      Of pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sporrts;
      exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that
      which, sports.
      {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.
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