Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

sport

 - definitions and thesaurus
 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun sport pronunciation in American English /spɔrt/
Word Forms
Close
singularsport
pluralsports
  1. 1
    [countable] an activity in which players or teams compete against each other, usually an activity that involves physical effort
    Jess has never liked sports.
    Bob’s sport is tennis.
    Soccer is a popular women’s sport in the U.S.
    professional/amateur sports: You can earn a lot of money playing professional sports.
    team sport: My favorite team sport is baseball.
    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.

      sports

      [only before noun] relating to sports, or involved in sports
      the newspaper’s sports section
      a sports team
      sports fans/writers
  2. 2
    [countable] informal someone who always behaves in a reasonable way and is always willing to help
    Andy was a real sport and agreed to play for the other team.
    a good sport: Thanks, Shelly – you’re always such a good sport.
  3. 3
    [countable] American and Australian informal used for talking in a friendly way to a boy or man
    Hey sport, how are you?
  4. 4
    [uncountable] old-fashioned jokes, or things that you do for fun
    in sport: It was done in sport, but it hurt some feelings nonetheless.

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

animated

lively or active

Open Dictionary

red market

the buying and selling of human organs

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog