from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To amuse oneself in a light, frolicsome manner.
- transitive v. To amuse (oneself) in a light, frolicsome manner.
- transitive v. To display.
- n. Frolicsome diversion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to amuse oneself divertingly or playfully; to cavort or gambol
- v. to display ostentatiously
- v. To remove from a port; to carry away.
- n. A pastime; anything which diverts one from serious matters; a game; sport; relaxation, recreation; entertainment; amusement
- n. Fun; gaiety; merriment; mirth; joy
- n. Deportment; bearing; carriage.
- n. orientation; elevation; bearing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness.
- intransitive v. To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self.
- transitive v. To divert or amuse; to make merry.
- transitive v. To remove from a port; to carry away.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To carry away; transport; deport.
- To divert; cheer; amuse sportively or gaily: usually with a reflexive pronoun.
- To display in a gay or sportive manner; sport.
- To play; sport; indulge in gaiety.
- n. Diversion; amusement; play; sport; pastime; merriment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
- v. play boisterously
“If we are to disport ourselves, we will have to make haste,” I say.
"Revenge" is set in the best neighborhood in the Hamptons, or the producers' notion thereof: a place of gleaming beaches, endless blue skies, mansions where the spoiled rich disport themselves with somebody else's husband or wife.
The clerical staff will not disport themselves in raiment of bright colors, nor will they wear hose unless in good repair.
The clerical staff will not disport themselves in raiment of bright colors, nor will they wear hose unless in good repair. colors?
On Sunday nights from 10-11 (when I ordered my husband and children to disport themselves elsewhere) you were mine.
Far better the swift month of engagement every four years or so which forces all parties into a straitjacket of conciseness and clarity that they would surely eschew if given the luxury of a year and more in which to disport their wares ad infinitum et ad nauseam.
Those in Shetland and Orkney Islands who know no better, are persuaded that the seals, or silkies, as they call them, can doff their coverings at times, and disport themselves as men and women.
Even when they were vixens, Renaissance muses were comfortably subordinate to their artists, bound to the latter's aesthetic and sexual needs while the artists were free to disport themselves around town.
Such was their disport; and now Gudrun was somewhat solaced of her grief.
Then said Brynhild, “Ill to abash folk of their mirth; prithee do not so; let us talk together for our disport of mighty kings and their great deeds.”
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