disport


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dis·port

 (dĭ-spôrt′)
v. dis·port·ed, dis·port·ing, dis·ports
v.intr.
To amuse oneself in a light, frolicsome manner.
v.tr.
1. To amuse (oneself) in a light, frolicsome manner.
2. To display.
n.
Frolicsome diversion.

[Middle English disporten, from Old French desporter, to divert : des-, apart; see dis- + porter, to carry (from Latin portāre; see port5).]

disport

(dɪˈspɔːt)
vb
1. (tr) to indulge (oneself) in pleasure
2. (intr) to frolic or gambol
n
archaic amusement
[C14: from Anglo-French desporter, from des- dis-1 + porter to carry]

dis•port

(dɪˈspɔrt, -ˈspoʊrt)

v.t.
1. to amuse (oneself).
2. to display (oneself) in a sportive manner.
v.i.
3. to divert oneself; sport.
n.
4. diversion; play.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French desporter=des- dis-1 + porter to carry]
dis•port′ment, n.

disport


Past participle: disported
Gerund: disporting

Imperative
disport
disport
Present
I disport
you disport
he/she/it disports
we disport
you disport
they disport
Preterite
I disported
you disported
he/she/it disported
we disported
you disported
they disported
Present Continuous
I am disporting
you are disporting
he/she/it is disporting
we are disporting
you are disporting
they are disporting
Present Perfect
I have disported
you have disported
he/she/it has disported
we have disported
you have disported
they have disported
Past Continuous
I was disporting
you were disporting
he/she/it was disporting
we were disporting
you were disporting
they were disporting
Past Perfect
I had disported
you had disported
he/she/it had disported
we had disported
you had disported
they had disported
Future
I will disport
you will disport
he/she/it will disport
we will disport
you will disport
they will disport
Future Perfect
I will have disported
you will have disported
he/she/it will have disported
we will have disported
you will have disported
they will have disported
Future Continuous
I will be disporting
you will be disporting
he/she/it will be disporting
we will be disporting
you will be disporting
they will be disporting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disporting
you have been disporting
he/she/it has been disporting
we have been disporting
you have been disporting
they have been disporting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disporting
you will have been disporting
he/she/it will have been disporting
we will have been disporting
you will have been disporting
they will have been disporting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disporting
you had been disporting
he/she/it had been disporting
we had been disporting
you had been disporting
they had been disporting
Conditional
I would disport
you would disport
he/she/it would disport
we would disport
you would disport
they would disport
Past Conditional
I would have disported
you would have disported
he/she/it would have disported
we would have disported
you would have disported
they would have disported
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disport - occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashiondisport - occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies"
entertain - provide entertainment for
2.disport - play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
play - be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

disport

verb
1. To occupy oneself with amusement or diversion:
2. To make a public and usually ostentatious show of:
noun
Activity engaged in for relaxation and amusement:
Translations

disport

[dɪsˈpɔːt] VT to disport o.sdivertirse

disport

[dɪˈspɔːrt] vt (humorous) to disport o.s. → folâtrer

disport

vr (old)sich ergötzen (old)
References in classic literature ?
But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there i still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
At least, were I as thou, I should find myself both disport and plenty out of the king's deer.
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Now, however, it is time for the Achaeans to prepare supper while there is still daylight, and then otherwise to disport themselves with song and dance which are the crowning ornaments of a banquet.
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Very often it suits a longsuffering family that a strong-tongued, iron-willed old lady should disport herself about India in this fashion; for certainly pilgrimage is grateful to the Gods.
Nature's ideal butterfly was here realized in all its perfection; not in the pattern of such faded insects as flit among earthly flowers, but of those which hover across the meads of paradise for child-angels and the spirits of departed infants to disport themselves with.
In such happy, healthful activities did Mr Nutt disport himself, until the ensuing Saturday found him at the same desk, dictating to the same typist, and using the same blue pencil on the first instalment of Mr Finn's revelations.
The soil was thickly studded with cocoa-nut, papaw, and cotton-wood trees, above which the balloon seemed to disport itself like a bird.
The stars, as if knowing that no one was looking at them, began to disport themselves in the dark sky: now flaring up, now vanishing, now trembling, they were busy whispering something gladsome and mysterious to one another.
Built by a retired admiral in the early years of the nineteenth century, the curving bow windows of the front, now filled with reddish-yellow light, suggested a portly three-decker, sailing seas where those dolphins and narwhals who disport themselves upon the edges of old maps were scattered with an impartial hand.
A low ridge intervenes between the Phutra plain where the city lies, and the inland sea where the Ma-hars were wont to disport themselves in the cool waters.