sports

How to spell sports in french

In french, the word sports can be spelled:

  • n.
      1. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
      2. A particular form of this activity.
    1. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
    2. An active pastime; recreation.
      1. Mockery; jest: He made sport of his own looks.
      2. An object of mockery, jest, or play: treated our interests as sport.
      3. A joking mood or attitude: She made the remark in sport.
      1. One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation: a poor sport.
      2. Informal. One who accepts rules or difficult situations well.
      3. Informal. A pleasant companion: was a real sport during the trip.
    3. Informal.
      1. A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life.
      2. A gambler at sporting events.
    4. Biology. An organism that shows a marked change from the normal type or parent stock, typically as a result of mutation.
    5. Maine. See summercater. See Regional Note at summercater.
    6. Obsolete. Amorous dalliance; lovemaking.

    v., sport·ed, sport·ing, sports.

    v.intr.
    1. To play or frolic.
    2. To joke or trifle.
    3. Biology. To mutate.
    v.tr.

    To display or show off: “His shoes sported elevated heels” (Truman Capote).

    adj. or sports
    1. Of, relating to, or appropriate for sports: sport fishing; sports equipment.
    2. Designed or appropriate for outdoor or informal wear: a sport shirt.

    [Middle English sporte, short for disporte, from Old French desport, pleasure, from desporter, to divert. See disport.]

    sportful sport'ful adj.
    sportfully sport'ful·ly adv.
    sportfulness sport'ful·ness n.


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