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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 ?
On occasion, when a school of blackfish disported by, each one of them a whale of respectable size, Nishikanta would be beside himself in the ecstasy of inflicting pain.
The company indeed was perfectly assorted, since all the members belonged to the little inner group of people who, during the long New York season, disported themselves together daily and nightly with apparently undiminished zest.
With Ruskin, Burne-Jones, and Watts, he had put aside his bowler hat and the neat blue tie with white spots which he had worn on coming to Paris; and now disported himself in a soft, broad-brimmed hat, a flowing black cravat, and a cape of romantic cut.
He forgot that she had made life a burden to him, and when she disported herself around him he responded solemnly, striving to be playful and becoming no more than ridiculous.
Of course, there were many light-footed, shrill-voiced American girls, handsome, lifeless-looking English ditto, and a few plain but piquante French demoiselles, likewise the usual set of traveling young gentlemen who disported themselves gaily, while mammas of all nations lined the walls and smiled upon them benignly when they danced with their daughters.
Among the votaries of TERPSICHORE, who disported themselves until Sol gave warning for departure, Wilkins Micawber, Esquire, Junior, and the lovely and accomplished Miss Helena, fourth daughter of Doctor Mell, were particularly remarkable.
Fifty or 60 years ago, nice families would eagerly alight from electric trains and teem down Station Road like hyperactive lemmings, intent only on bucketing on to the beach to build sandcastles and lie around in deck chairs, whilst other happy holidaymakers and large clans of invading Scottish visitors disported themselves to the Spanish city and seaside amusements during Glasgow Fair Week to flaunt their hardearned cash.
Saint Sebastian was the early Christian martyr tied to a tree or post and shot with arrows, and in these dark, dramatically lit paintings it is the pale flesh of the raised arms tied at the wrist, the variously disported legs and twisting nude torsos that emerge out of the gloom to turn slowly across the wall as if frozen in their danse macabre.
He scored 52 half centuries in addition to 38 centuries and disported a superb wicket keeping with 202 dismissals.
When a company fails to have such consistency in its different channels, the consumer obtains a disported picture of the business itself.
The great house fell into disrepair while ever increasing bands of hangers-on disported themselves in the stately rooms.
He wore expensive suits and jewellery, moved into exclusive white neighbourhoods and disported openly (and privately) with white women.