Definitions

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

  • n. Clothes designed for comfort and casual wear.
  • n. Clothes that are casually styled but acceptable for many business or social occasions.

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  • n. casual clothing that is comfortable to wear when exercising or partaking in sport; activewear.

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

  • n. attire worn for sport or for casual wear

Etymologies

sports +‎ -wear (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Designer Jonathan Adler's new line of men's and women's denim and sportswear is available Wednesday.

    Fashion Forward: Designer Adler joins All Mankind

  • PARIS -- French luxury-goods and retail company PPR SA said Friday that first-half net profit more than doubled, lifted by gains and the integration of its stake in German sportswear company Puma AG.

    Puma Stake Pumps Up French PPR's Profit

  • In other broker moves, shares in German sportswear maker Adidas fell 5% after it was added to Goldman Sachs 'conviction sell list.

    European Shares End Lower on Miners, Oil Producers

  • Saks Senior Fashion Director Colleen Sherin said she was calling the sportswear trend "urban sport."

    Reuters: Press Release

  • A ceratin German sportswear manufacturer is sponsoring both sides, since when did they move into the cricket market in such a big way?

    The Guardian World News

  • A certain German sportswear manufacturer is promoting its new kit designs with a series of viral videos from various Premier League training grounds: last week we saw Michael Ballack wearing Chelsea's new Robocop-themed home shirt, and now we see Xabi Alonso sporting Liverpool's new away strip.

    Soccer Blogs - latest posts

  • Societe Generale shares rose 3 percent after France's second-largest bank reported a doubling in third-quarter profit on strong earnings in investment banking, and shares in German sportswear company Adidas spiked 4 percent after it voiced cautious optimism for the coming year despite a 30 percent fall in third-quarter profit.

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  • My idea was to draw a parallel with designer sportswear, which is said to be one of the biggest American contributions to fashion, and to argue that American fragrances are overall based on the same principles of modern practicality, versatility, casual wearability.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • "We see this as a turning point ... showing investors' loss of faith in Chinese sportswear stocks," said Lee, citing a sharp sell-off in share prices across the sector following the profit warnings.

    MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

  • Just come to New York City next weekend and buy $1,500 worth of brand-name sportswear

    'Free' iPads at Bloomingdale's - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

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