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sport

  

      n  
1    an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc.  
2    such activities considered collectively  
3    any particular pastime indulged in for pleasure  
4    the pleasure derived from a pastime, esp. hunting, shooting, or fishing  
we had good sport today     
5    playful or good-humoured joking  
to say a thing in sport     
6    derisive mockery or the object of such mockery  
to make sport of someone     
7    someone or something that is controlled by external influences  
the sport of fate     
8    Informal   sometimes qualified by good, bad, etc.   a person who reacts cheerfully in the face of adversity, esp. a good loser  
9    Informal   a person noted for being scrupulously fair and abiding by the rules of a game  
10    Informal   a person who leads a merry existence, esp. a gambler  
he's a bit of a sport     
11      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   a form of address used esp. between males  
12      (Biology)  
a    an animal or plant that differs conspicuously in one or more aspects from other organisms of the same species, usually because of a mutation  
b    an anomalous characteristic of such an organism  
      vb  
13    tr  
Informal   to wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner  
she was sporting a new hat     
14    intr   to skip about or frolic happily  
15    to amuse (oneself), esp. in outdoor physical recreation  
16    intr; often foll by: with   to dally or trifle (with)  
17    tr; often foll by: away  
Rare   to squander (time or money)  
sporting one's life away     
18    intr; often foll by: with  
Archaic   to make fun (of)  
19    intr     (Biology)   to produce or undergo a mutation,   (See also)        sports  
     (C15 sporten, variant of disporten to disport)  
  sporter      n  
  sportful      adj  
  sportfully      adv  
  sportfulness      n  


blood sport  
      n   any sport involving the killing of an animal, esp. hunting  
bud sport  
      n     (Horticulture)   a shoot, inflorescence, etc., that differs from another such structure on a plant and is caused by a mutation; the differences can be retained by vegetative propagation  
spectator sport  
      n   a sport that attracts more people as spectators than as participants  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
n.
A non-scholarship player in college/university sports
n.
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
n.
In the UK, a chav is a highly antisocial juvenile delinquent who wears (usually counterfeit) designer sports clothes and high-end brands and vulgar jewellery (= bling) and listens to rap music.
Very common, colloquial En France on appelle ça un caillera
n.
A scally is a working class youth who wears designer sports clothes as a status symbol
Colloquial Very similar to a chav (but chavs are more extreme in their appearance than scallies)
n.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
n.
person skilled for an activity, especially for one involving motion (like sports; dance)
una canción de los 90
n.
Makes new purchases everyday keep up to make a new position with many individual connection gainers in the winning economy.
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
v.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
n.
brand of soup, mix of vegetables, image for new startups ?
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
n.
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"

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