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If a child plays sport early in childhood, and doesn't give it up, he will play sport for the rest of his life. And if children have a connection with, and are involved in the preparation of, the food they eat, then it will be normal for them to cook these kind of meals, and they will go on cooking them for the rest of their lives.
Ferran Adria

Meaning of "sport" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPORT

Sporten, variant of disporten to disport.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPORT

sport  [spɔːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPORT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sport is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sport in English.

WHAT DOES SPORT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sport

Sport

Sport is all forms of usually competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants, and in some cases, spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those requiring only two participants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. Sport is generally recognised as activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition, and other organisations such as the Council of Europe using definitions precluding activities without a physical element from classification as sports. However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports, although limits the amount of mind games which can be admitted as sports.

Definition of sport in the English dictionary

The first definition of sport in the dictionary is 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. Other definition of sport is such activities considered collectively. Sport is also any particular pastime indulged in for pleasure.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SPORT

PRESENT

Present
I sport
you sport
he/she/it sports
we sport
you sport
they sport
Present continuous
I am sporting
you are sporting
he/she/it is sporting
we are sporting
you are sporting
they are sporting
Present perfect
I have sported
you have sported
he/she/it has sported
we have sported
you have sported
they have sported
Present perfect continuous
I have been sporting
you have been sporting
he/she/it has been sporting
we have been sporting
you have been sporting
they have been sporting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sported
you sported
he/she/it sported
we sported
you sported
they sported
Past continuous
I was sporting
you were sporting
he/she/it was sporting
we were sporting
you were sporting
they were sporting
Past perfect
I had sported
you had sported
he/she/it had sported
we had sported
you had sported
they had sported
Past perfect continuous
I had been sporting
you had been sporting
he/she/it had been sporting
we had been sporting
you had been sporting
they had been sporting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sport
you will sport
he/she/it will sport
we will sport
you will sport
they will sport
Future continuous
I will be sporting
you will be sporting
he/she/it will be sporting
we will be sporting
you will be sporting
they will be sporting
Future perfect
I will have sported
you will have sported
he/she/it will have sported
we will have sported
you will have sported
they will have sported
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sporting
you will have been sporting
he/she/it will have been sporting
we will have been sporting
you will have been sporting
they will have been sporting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sport
you would sport
he/she/it would sport
we would sport
you would sport
they would sport
Conditional continuous
I would be sporting
you would be sporting
he/she/it would be sporting
we would be sporting
you would be sporting
they would be sporting
Conditional perfect
I would have sport
you would have sport
he/she/it would have sport
we would have sport
you would have sport
they would have sport
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sporting
you would have been sporting
he/she/it would have been sporting
we would have been sporting
you would have been sporting
they would have been sporting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sport
we let´s sport
you sport
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sport
Past participle
sported
Present Participle
sporting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPORT


airport
ˈɛəˌpɔːt
apport
əˈpɔːt
Bridgeport
ˈbrɪdʒˌpɔːt
carport
ˈkɑːˌpɔːt
davenport
ˈdævənˌpɔːt
export
ˈɛkspɔːt
import
ɪmˈpɔːt
import-export
ˈɪmpɔːtˈekspɔːt
Newport
ˈnjuːˌpɔːt
passport
ˈpɑːspɔːt
port
pɔːt
Porte
pɔːt
report
rɪˈpɔːt
Shreveport
ˈʃriːvˌpɔːt
Southport
ˈsaʊθˌpɔːt
Stockport
ˈstɒkˌpɔːt
support
səˈpɔːt
teleport
ˈtɛlɪˌpɔːt
transport
trænsˈpɔːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPORT

sporran
sport coat
sport jacket
sport one´s oak
sport utility
sport utility vehicle
sportability
sportable
sportance
sporter
sportfisherman
sportfishing
sportful
sportfully
sportfulness
sportier
sporties
sportiest
sportif
sportily

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPORT

annual report
back-to-the-office report
background report
en rapport
family support
home port
life support
life-support
means of transport
minority report
progress report
public transport
rapport
road transport
seaport
serial port
technical support
the support
USB port
weather report

Synonyms and antonyms of sport in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPORT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sport» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sport

Translation of «sport» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPORT

Find out the translation of sport to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «sport» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

体育
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

deporte
570 millions of speakers

English

sport
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رِيَاضَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спорт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esporte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sport
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sukan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sport
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スポーツ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스포츠
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Olahraga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

môn thể thao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விளையாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खेळात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

spor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sport
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sport
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спорт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sport
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άθλημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sport
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sport
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

idrett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sport

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPORT»

The term «sport» is very widely used and occupies the 675 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPORT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sport» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «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 sport

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10 QUOTES WITH «SPORT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sport.
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Ferran Adria
If a child plays sport early in childhood, and doesn't give it up, he will play sport for the rest of his life. And if children have a connection with, and are involved in the preparation of, the food they eat, then it will be normal for them to cook these kind of meals, and they will go on cooking them for the rest of their lives.
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Paul Allen
Once you become an owner of a team, you get so much more into the sport and you can't help it. So I really love NFL football now to the degree of following it much more than I did previously.
3
Dorothy Allison
I think I would have died if there hadn't been the women's movement. It gave me a vision that I could do something different, and it gave me an understanding that I wasn't a monster, or sport, or a betrayer of my family.
4
Kurt Angle
The Olympics is not really about the sport, it's about the story behind the person. You keep the sport relatively simple to understand - let the fans understand that a takedown is 1 point, a turn is 2, a pin and the match is over. Keep it simple, and keep the story on the individual.
5
Abhishek Bachchan
When I was in school, sport was given utmost importance. I think it's fantastic for character building, for team playing, and I think it's a great profile for a nation. One in every six people on Earth is an Indian, and I look forward to the day when we can compete with the heavyweights of the sporting world and do well in the medal tally.
6
Donovan Bailey
A team sport is not very good for me, because I can't take losing.
7
Ben Barnes
I was heavily into sport from 10 to 15, I was in all the teams, and it was everything to me. But I was very young for my school year and when puberty kicked in for my classmates I got left behind.
8
Samuel Barnett
Acting is a sport - especially working with Mark Rylance. There is competition involved. I have to be muscular, challenging, get audiences on side. It's extraordinary how Globe audiences join in - it's like competing at an event - I love it.
9
Chris Bell
I have no problem with battling for a position. I have no problem trying to beat somebody out. It's a sport, competition, so I'm used to it.
10
Tibor Benedek
Waterpolo is my life. Our relationship is that of predetermination I'll never be better at anything than waterpolo and that is why it is my duty to pursue this sport as long as I can, and to the best of my abilities.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPORT»

Discover the use of sport in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sport and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Imagery in Sport
The text includes the following: -Sample scripts, preperformance suggestions, and sport-specific and site-specific tips -Presentation and critical analysis of 10 well-known theoretical frameworks for understanding imagery -A full chapter ...
Tony Morris, Michael Spittle, Anthony P. Watt, 2005
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Sport: A Critical Sociology
Presenting a critical sociological interpretation of modern sport, this work gives a cogent examination of a range of widely taught sociological theories and issues, including functionalism, Weberian sociology, Marxism, postmodernism and ...
Richard Giulianotti, 2005
3
Principles and Practice of Sport Management
-Sport and new media.
Lisa Masteralexis, Carol Barr, Mary Hums, 2011
4
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology,Fifth Edition, provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of ...
Robert Stephen Weinberg, Daniel Gould, 2011
5
Sport Business Management in Aotearoa/New Zealand
By combining key management concepts with practical applications, this book provides students of sport management with a clear understanding of sport within the New Zealand context.
Sarah Leberman, Christopher William Collins, Linda Trenberth, 2006
6
Handbook on the Economics of Sport
This book should be in the library of every institution where students have to write a paper that may be related to sport, or on the shelf of any lecturer teaching economics or public finance who has even a remote interest in sport.
Wladimir Andreff, S. Szymanski, Stefan Szymanski, 2005
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Doing Sport Psychology
Mark B. Andersen examines authentic examples of sport psychologists at work to teach readers how to use their knowledge of sport psychology in an effective and efficient manner.
Mark B. Andersen, 2000
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Sport Management: Principles and Applications
-Brand new to this edition is a new case study at the end of each chapter as well as two new chapters on marketing and financial management. * Covers the fundamental management issues unique to sport so that students understand how general ...
Aaron Smith, Matthew Nicholson, 2012
9
Coaching Children in Sport
Including case studies, practical reflective activities and guides to further reading throughout, this book is an essential text for all courses and training programmes in sports coaching.
Ian Stafford, 2011
10
Sport and the Literary Imagination: Essays in History, ...
Rarely, though, has the work of the creative writer been considered in detail. This book directs its attention to this neglected area, examining a selection of novels in which the subject of sport has featured prominently.
Jeffrey Hill, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPORT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sport is used in the context of the following news items.
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When BBC Sport tried the 'whereabouts' drugs testing system
The BBC's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce recalls his month on the 'whereabouts' system... You might think it was impossible. So did I. Which was why, back in ... «BBC Sport, Jun 15»
2
Queen's Birthday Honours: Gareth Edwards receives knighthood
"Women in sport don't really get much recognition, so to get recognition in your area of sport, to get recognised for your services to the game, is really important ... «BBC Sport, Jun 15»
3
Beth Tweddle on the problems of puberty for young sportswomen
In our latest column celebrating Women's Sport Week three-time world gymnastics champion Beth Tweddle talks about how puberty affected her as a young ... «BBC Sport, Jun 15»
4
Women's Sport Week: Elite sportswomen suffer sexism
More than 40% of elite sportswomen in Great Britain have experienced sexism but only 7% have reported it, according to a survey conducted by BBC Sport. «BBC Sport, Jun 15»
5
Sepp Blatter to resign as Fifa president amid corruption scandal
BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent Richard Conway said Blatter will not have wanted to leave this way. "He wanted to bring Fifa and football back ... «BBC Sport, Jun 15»
6
Sepp Blatter resignation one of sport's most dramatic falls
Sport and scandal are familiar companions. Where there is money there is greed. Where there is greed there will be cheating. Where there is power there will be ... «BBC Sport, Jun 15»
7
Women's Sport Week: British sports stars discuss their idols
The inaugural Women's Sport Week, which runs from 1-7 June, aims to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women's sport. BBC Sport kicks off ... «BBC Sport, May 15»
8
Fifa presidential election to go ahead despite corruption arrests
Reacting to the news that criminal proceedings had been opened, Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said his country had "nothing to hide" and welcomed the ... «BBC Sport, May 15»
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REVEALED: PSG become the best paid team in global sport, ahead …
Paris Saint-Germain are the best paid team in global sport according to Sportingintelligence's Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2015, compiled in ... «sportingintelligence, May 15»
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Raheem Sterling: Liverpool player to tell club he wants to leave
The England forward, 20 has rejected a new £100,000-a-week contract, and denied being a "money-grabber" in a BBC Sport interview last month. Sterling told ... «BBC News, May 15»

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