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1. A man who is active in sports.
2. A person whose conduct and attitude exhibit sportsmanship.

sports′man·like′, sports′man·ly adj.


n, pl -men
1. (General Sporting Terms) a man who takes part in sports, esp of the outdoor type
2. (General Sporting Terms) a person who exhibits qualities highly regarded in sport, such as fairness, generosity, observance of the rules, and good humour when losing
ˈsportsman-ˌlike, ˈsportsmanly adj
ˈsportsmanˌship n


(ˈspɔrts mən, ˈspoʊrts-)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who engages in sports, esp. hunting and fishing.
2. a person who exhibits qualities of fairness, courtesy, and grace in winning and defeat.
sports′man•like`, sports′man•ly, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sportsman - someone who engages in sportssportsman - someone who engages in sports  
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
رَجُلٌ رِيَاضِيّرَجُل مولَع بالرِّياضَهشَخْص ذو روحٍ رياضِيَّه
sportovec-kyněpravý sporotvec
sportembersportolósportszerû ember
sporcusportmen kimse
nam vận động viên


[ˈspɔːtsmən] N (sportsmen (pl)) → deportista m
the sportsman of the yearel deportista del año


[ˈspɔːrtsmən] nsportif m


[ˈspɔːtsmən] n (-men (pl)) → sportivo


(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.
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.


رَجُلٌ رِيَاضِيّ sportovec sportsmand Sportler φίλαθλος deportista urheilija sportif sportaš sportivo スポーツマン 스포츠맨 sportman idrettsmann sportowiec desportista, esportista спортсмен idrottsman นักกีฬา sporcu nam vận động viên 运动员
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At last extinguishing the fire, he took the idol up very unceremoniously, and bagged it again in his grego pocket as carelessly as if he were a sportsman bagging a dead woodcock.
In showing kindness to his cousins therefore he had the real satisfaction of a good heart; and in settling a family of females only in his cottage, he had all the satisfaction of a sportsman; for a sportsman, though he esteems only those of his sex who are sportsmen likewise, is not often desirous of encouraging their taste by admitting them to a residence within his own manor.
Some time passed before I felt tranquil even here: I had a vague dread that wild cattle might be near, or that some sportsman or poacher might discover me.
The age of this gentleman of ours was bordering on fifty; he was of a hardy habit, spare, gaunt-featured, a very early riser and a great sportsman.
Several European sportsmen had been turned back to the coast by the big Englishman's orders because of unwarranted cruelty to their black followers, and one, whose name had long been heralded in civilized communities as that of a great sportsman, was driven from Africa with orders never to return when Bwana found that his big bag of fourteen lions had been made by the diligent use of poisoned bait.
Poet and sportsman, mystic and man of this world, a great polo player, and the passionate lover of one beautiful woman whose ill-starred fate inspired Po Chu-i, the tenderest of all their singers,** Ming Huang is more to literature than to history.
The appearance of the animal was sudden, and his flight inconceivably rapid; but the traveller appeared to be too keen a sportsman to be disconcerted by either.
Bradbury was less exclusive in his tastes and habits, and combined the hunter and sportsman with the naturalist.
In the future the "bat" is to be a boat, and the long-unheeded demand of the true sportsman for "no daylight under mid-keel in smooth water" is in a fair way to be conceded.
They are all just of that pattern,' said one sportsman to the other in French.
The terms, the comparisons, the very practices of the chase positively came again into play; there were even moments when passages of his occasional experience as a sportsman, stirred memories, from his younger time, of moor and mountain and desert, revived for him - and to the increase of his keenness - by the tremendous force of analogy.
And in vain did I scour my Field and my Sportsman for the country-house matches with which he wilfully preferred to wind up the season; the matches were there, but never the magic name of A.