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sports definition

Overview

This page has 7 definitions of sports with English translations in 4 languages. Sports is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use sports in a sentence are shown. Also define these 5 related words and terms: sport, participate, activity, passionate, and spörja.

See also: Sports

English sports definition

Etymology

sport +‎ -s

Pronunciation

Noun

sports

  1. plural of sport
    • Sport definition
      Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics. (1 of 14 sport definitions)

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Verb

sports

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sport

Verb

sports (third-person singular simple present sportses, present participle sportsing, simple past and past participle sportsed)

  1. To participate in sports; typically used by a person with little interest in the subject to derisively elide details of the activity in question.
    • 1981, Broadcasting, Broadcasting Publications, page 84:
      But I have a feeling that in many senses the American consumer is getting over-sportsed.
    • 2011, Sean Ahern, What It Tastes Like to Be Sane, self-published through Lulu.com, page 140:
      And so sports they did! They put on their very own athletic shorts and jerseys and headed down to the field. There, they met other people similarly attired, who also desired to sports with them. And so they sportsed.

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French sports definition

Pronunciation

Noun

sports m

  1. plural of sport

Latvian sports definition

Sports (Rīgas maratons)

Etymology

Probably via other European languages, ultimately borrowed from English sport.

Pronunciation

Noun

sports m (1st declension)

  1. sport, sports
    nodarboties ar sportuto occupy oneself with, to practice sports
    sporta veidi(types of) sports
    sporta būve / sporta bāzegymnasium, sports facility
    sporta skolasports school
    sporta medicīnasports medicine
    sporta meistarssports master
    cīņas sportsmartial arts (lit. fighting sports)
    slēpošana ir patīkams sportsskiing is an enjoyable sport
  2. activity about which one is passionate
    sēņošana viņam ir sportsmushroom picking is a sport to him

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Swedish sports definition

Verb

sports

  1. supine passive of spörja.
    • Spörja definition
      to ask, to learn, to get news (after having asked around)

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