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Hockey is the original extreme sport.
Tom Ward

Meaning of "extreme sport" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXTREME SPORT

extreme sport play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXTREME SPORT

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adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Extreme sport is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EXTREME SPORT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Extreme sport

Extreme sports is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger. These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear. The definition of an extreme sport is not exact and the origin of the term is unclear, but it gained popularity in the 1990s when it was picked up by marketing companies to promote the X Games and when the Extreme Sports Channel and Extreme.com launched. While use of the term "extreme sport" has spread far and wide to describe a multitude of different activities, exactly which sports are considered 'extreme' is debatable. There are however several characteristics common to most extreme sports. While not the exclusive domain of youth, extreme sports tend to have a younger-than-average target demographic. Extreme sports are rarely sanctioned by schools. Extreme sports tend to be more solitary than traditional sports. In addition, beginning extreme athletes tend to work on their craft without the guidance of a coach.

Definition of extreme sport in the English dictionary

The definition of extreme sport in the dictionary is a sport that is physically hazardous, such as bungee jumping or snowboarding.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXTREME SPORT

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extreat
Extremadura
extremal
extreme
extreme fighting
extreme ironing
extreme programming
extreme unction
extremely
extremely high frequency
extremely low frequency
extremeness
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extremism
extremist
extremities
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extremophile
extremum

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXTREME SPORT

active transport
airport
asport
blood sport
bulk transport
container transport
disport
electron transport
Gosport
means of transport
membrane transport
multisport
passport
public transport
rail transport
road transport
spectator sport
spoilsport
sport
team sport
transport

Synonyms and antonyms of extreme sport in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «extreme sport» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXTREME SPORT

Find out the translation of extreme sport to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of extreme sport from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «extreme sport» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

极限运动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

deporte extremo
570 millions of speakers

English

extreme sport
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चरम खेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرياضة المتطرفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

экстремальный спорт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esporte radical
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চরম খেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sport extrême
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sukan lasak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Extremsport
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

極端なスポーツ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

익스트림 스포츠
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Olahraga nemen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cực thể thao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீவிர விளையாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अत्यंत खेळात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Aşırı spor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sport estremo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sport ekstremalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

екстремальний спорт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sport extrem
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

extreme sport
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ekstreme sport
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

extrem sport
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ekstrem sport
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of extreme sport

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXTREME SPORT»

The term «extreme sport» is regularly used and occupies the 75.078 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXTREME SPORT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «extreme sport» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «extreme sport» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about extreme sport

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2 QUOTES WITH «EXTREME SPORT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word extreme sport.
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Seth Green
All of my activities are so pedestrian. The extreme sport I play is ping pong. And we play it hard. If any of you suckers want to step up to the table, be ready.
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Tom Ward
Hockey is the original extreme sport.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXTREME SPORT»

Discover the use of extreme sport in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to extreme sport and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Your Career Is An Extreme Sport: Focus, Drive, Excel
Stating that today's workplace demands a bungee cord, not a parachute, this adrenaline-charged book shows readers how to apply the principles of extreme sports to achieve success in their careers. Two-color.
Eileen Gunn, 2006
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Everyday Masculinities and Extreme Sport: Male Identity and ...
Male Identity and Rock Climbing Victoria Robinson. Wheaton (2004b) points out that it is the meaning of these terms, not the terms themselves, which is most important. In her study of male windsurfers, she prefers the term 'lifestyle' because it ...
Victoria Robinson, 2008
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Epidemiology of Injury in Adventure and Extreme Sports
The first comprehensive examination of injuries associated with adventure and extreme sports This book reviews the existing data on the frequency and distribution of injuries and the factors contributing to injuries in adventure and extreme ...
Travis W. Heggie, Dennis John Caine, 2012
4
To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out
But with all its inherent ambiguity, one staked value of extreme sport perdures — in combination with or despite any others — and that value is freedom. As a concept, 'extreme' flexes and expands to accommodate a plethora of sport practices, ...
Robert E. Rinehart, Synthia Sydnor, 2003
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The Sociology of Sports: An Introduction
Skateboarding represents one of the first activities to be classified as an “ alternative” or “extreme” sport. Skateboarding has actually been in existence for decades dating back to its California origin during the 1950s. Skateboarding started as a ...
Tim Delaney, Tim Madigan, 2009
6
Extreme sports: Brilliant ideas for taking yourself to the limit
Extreme sports takes an enthusiastic look at dozens of different ways to take yourself to the sporting limit.
Infinite Ideas, Steve Shipside, 2012
7
Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Historical and Media Contexts of ...
Yet, the high-risk nature of extreme sport is also one of its qualities that appeals to its young male audience. CHARACTERISTICS OF POSTMODERN SPORTS An understanding of extreme sports programming requires an awareness of ...
Linda K. Fuller, 2010
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Extreme Marriage: Mastering the Ever-Changing, Life-Long ...
But baseball is not an extreme sport. It's not necessarily about strength. NFL players spend countless hours in the weightroom getting bigger and stronger. And though professional football is certainly a demanding sport, it is not an extreme ...
Terry Owens, 2011
9
Communicating Health Risks to the Public: A Global Perspective
In return that popular culture may grow from a small, localised counter culture, such as extreme sport, into a leisure pursuit or a way of life for thousands of people on a global basis. Risk also includes the subjective evaluation of that risk,  ...
Dawn Hillier, 2006
10
Extreme Sport
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! An extreme sport (also called freesport, action sport, and adventure sport) is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXTREME SPORT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term extreme sport is used in the context of the following news items.
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Brendon Clark reminisces on his successful career as a professional …
But Clark's success in the extreme sport has come at a price. "I was lucky; most of my injuries were internal," he said. As a junior protective vests ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
Deathwish as lifestyle: why people run with the bulls
The encierro is now seen as an extreme sport – adrenaline and nostalgia. What could be more 21st century? Its success has been such that it ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Does Survival of the Fittest Apply to the Creative Economy?
If so, perhaps taking up an extreme sport would pose less harm to the economy and limit negative social impacts. Until those one level above ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Mud runs moving up
The origins of this type of race stretch back to the late 1990s and early 2000s, when the extreme sport of adventure racing took hold at the ... «Barre Montpelier Times Argus, Jul 15»
5
TO2015 and Cirque du Soleil To Give Audiences A Night to …
... the special blend of stagecraft, thrilling acrobatics and colourful cultural pageantry of Cirque du Soleil, as well as dance, and extreme sport. «Canada NewsWire, Jul 15»
6
GoPro Inc And Redbull Should Join Forces To Become Content …
Red Bull and GoPro both have sizeable in-house production teams that rely on extreme sport sequences to create brand awareness, a strategy ... «Bidness ETC, Jul 15»
7
Running of the Bulls: The original extreme sport, or sick …
Is this an ancient and noble tradition that is the original extreme sport, and should be allowed to continue? Or is it a cruel and unusual precursor ... «Yahoo Eurosport UK, Jul 15»
8
Five reasons Stampede SuperDogs are (likely) better than your dog
The extreme sport involves jumping from rocky plateaus into bodies of water, and Zero will join jumps of three to four and a half metres down. «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
9
Forty Over 40: Celebrating Fearless Women Innovators and Disruptors
... leadership as a humbling “extreme sport,” startup founders such as Allison O'Kelly, who started MomCorps with some fellow working mothers ... «brandchannel.com, Jul 15»
10
4 essential apps to make your adventure trip more spine-chilling
This app is a map of extreme sport locations around the world. Type in the area you would like to research and it will give you all the places you can either surf, ... «Businessinsider India, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Extreme sport [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/extreme-sport>. Jan 2023 ».
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