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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Used in or appropriate for sports: sporting goods.
  • adj. Characterized by sportsmanship.
  • adj. Of or associated with gambling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of sport.
  • adj. Pertaining to sports
  • adj. Exhibiting sportsmanship.
  • adj. Having a reasonable chance of success.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sports; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Engaging or concerned in sport or diversion; specifically, interested in or practising field-sports: as, a sporting man. See sport, n., 9.
  • In botany and zoology, assuming the character of a sport. See sport, n., 8, Darwin, Var. of Animals and Plants, p. 413
  • n. A sport; a game; specifically, participation in horse-racing, sports of the field, etc.; sports collectively, with all the interests involved in them.
  • n. In zoology and botany, spontaneous origination of new and singular characters; the appearance of a sport, or the assumption of that character by an individual animal or plant. See sport, v. i., 3, and n., 8.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
  • adj. involving risk or willingness to take a risk
  • adj. relating to or used in sports
  • adj. preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance

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