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sport·ing

 (spôr′tĭng)
adj.
1. Used in or appropriate for sports: sporting goods.
2. Characterized by sportsmanship.
3. Of or associated with gambling.

sport′ing·ly adv.

sporting

(ˈspɔːtɪŋ)
adj
1. (General Sporting Terms) (prenominal) of, relating to, or used or engaged in a sport or sports: several sporting interests.
2. (General Sporting Terms) relating or conforming to sportsmanship; fair
3. (Gambling, except Cards) of, relating to, or characterized by an interest in gambling
4. willing to take a risk
ˈsportingly adv

sport•ing

(ˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr-)

adj.
1. engaging in or favoring esp. outdoor sports.
2. concerned with or suitable for such sports: sporting equipment.
3. befitting a sportsman; fair.
4. interested in or connected with gambling.
[1590–1600]
sport′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sporting - exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
fair, just - free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
2.sporting - relating to or used in sports; "sporting events"; "sporting equipment"
3.sporting - involving risk or willingness to take a risk; "a sporting chance"; "sporting blood"
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
4.sporting - preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chancesporting - preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"

sporting

adjective fair, sportsmanlike, game (informal), gentlemanly a sporting gesture in the highest traditions
unfair, unsporting, unsportsmanlike

sporting

adjective
According to the rules:
Translations
ذو روحٍ رِياضِيَّهرِياضي
sportovní
reel
reiluurheilijamainenurheilu
sportszerû
drengileguríòrótta-

sporting

[ˈspɔːtɪŋ] ADJ
1. [activity, career] → deportivo
2. (= fair) [conduct, spirit etc] → deportivo, caballeroso
that's very sporting of youeres muy amable, es muy amable de su parte
there's a sporting chance thatexiste la posibilidad de que ...

sporting

[ˈspɔːrtɪŋ] adj
[event, activities] → sportif/ive; [goods] → de sport
(= fair) [person] → sport f inv; [gesture] → chic f inv
to give sb a sporting chance → donner sa chance à qnsport jacket n (US)veste f sport invsports bag nsac m de sportsports car nvoiture f de sport

sporting

adj
person, interestssportlich; sporting eventsWettkämpfe pl; sporting godsSportidole pl; sporting goodsSportartikel pl; sporting gunSportwaffe f; sporting injurySportverletzung f; sporting organizationSportverband m; a great sporting manein großer Sportsmann; sporting editor (US) → Sportredakteur(in) m(f); the sporting worlddie Welt des Sports
(= sportsmanlike)sportlich; (fig) offer, solutionfair; (= decent)anständig; it’s sporting of you to …es ist anständig von dir, zu …; to give somebody a sporting chancejdm eine faire Chance geben; there is a sporting chance that …die Chancen stehen nicht schlecht, dass …; to have a sporting chance of winningeine faire Siegchance haben; sporting spiritSportsgeist m

sporting

[ˈspɔːtɪŋ] adj (event, behaviour, attitude) → sportivo/a
there's a sporting chance that → c'è una buona probabilità che + sub
to give sb a sporting chance → dare a qn una possibilità (di vincere)

sport

(spoːt) noun
1. games or competitions involving physical activity. She's very keen on sport of all kinds.
2. a particular game or amusement of this kind. Hunting, shooting and fishing are not sports I enjoy.
3. a good-natured and obliging person. He's a good sport to agree to do that for us!
4. fun; amusement. I only did it for sport.
verb
to wear, especially in public. He was sporting a pink tie.
ˈsporting adjective
1. of, or concerned with, sports. the sporting world.
2. (negative unsporting) showing fairness and kindness or generosity, especially if unexpected. a sporting gesture.
sports adjective
(American also sport) designed, or suitable, for sport. a sports centre; sports equipment.
sports car
a small, fast car with only two seats.
sports jacket
a type of jacket for men, designed for casual wear.
ˈsportsman (ˈspoːts-) feminine ˈsportswoman noun
1. a person who takes part in sports. He is a very keen sportsman.
2. a person who shows a spirit of fairness and generosity in sport. He's a real sportsman who doesn't seem to care if he wins or loses.
ˈsportswear noun
clothing designed for playing sports in.
a sporting chance
a reasonably good chance.
References in classic literature ?
In another year I shall be able to begin advertising ferrets for sale in the sporting papers.
A few persons were sporting some distance away in the water.
The rest of his toilet was soon achieved, and he proudly marched out of the room, wrapped up in his great pilot monkey jacket, and sporting his harpoon like a marshal's baton.
But so have I seen little Miriam and Martha, laughing-eyed elves, heedlessly gambol around their old sire; sporting with the circle of singed locks which grew on the marge of that burnt-out crater of his brain.
It was plain to see how old and firm the girlish heart was grown under the discipline of heavy sorrow; and when, anon, her large dark eye was raised to follow the gambols of her little Harry, who was sporting, like some tropical butterfly, hither and thither over the floor, she showed a depth of firmness and steady resolve that was never there in her earlier and happier days.
Her indignation would have been still stronger than it was, had she not witnessed that embarrassment which seemed to speak a consciousness of his own misconduct, and prevented her from believing him so unprincipled as to have been sporting with the affections of her sister from the first, without any design that would bear investigation.
We broke in this morning, for we heard him sporting like a horse; and there he was, laid over the settle: flaying and scalping would not have wakened him.
Him and some more was a sitting among the tables when I went in, and the landlord (which had a knowledge of me, and was a sporting one) called him out, and said, 'I think this is a man that might suit you' - meaning I was.
With that, Dunstan slammed the door behind him, and left Godfrey to that bitter rumination on his personal circumstances which was now unbroken from day to day save by the excitement of sporting, drinking, card-playing, or the rarer and less oblivious pleasure of seeing Miss Nancy Lammeter.
About them frisking playd All Beasts of th' Earth, since wilde, and of all chase In Wood or Wilderness, Forrest or Den; Sporting the Lion rampd, and in his paw Dandl'd the Kid; Bears, Tygers, Ounces, Pards Gambold before them, th' unwieldy Elephant To make them mirth us'd all his might, & wreathd His Lithe Proboscis; close the Serpent sly Insinuating, wove with Gordian twine His breaded train, and of his fatal guile Gave proof unheeded; others on the grass Coucht, and now fild with pasture gazing sat, Or Bedward ruminating: for the Sun Declin'd was hasting now with prone carreer To th' Ocean Iles, and in th' ascending Scale Of Heav'n the Starrs that usher Evening rose: When SATAN still in gaze, as first he stood, Scarce thus at length faild speech recoverd sad.
We loved sporting of all kinds better than anything; so that he related to me how in the plains of the Pampas the natives hunt the tiger and the wild bull with simple running nooses which they throw to a distance of twenty or thirty paves the end of a cord with such nicety; but in face of the proof I was obliged to acknowledge the truth of the recital.
My sporting dogs consist of two pointers, two harriers and two setters.