What is sport?

  • (noun): (Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Sport

Sport (or, in the United States, sports) is all forms of competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and provide entertainment to participants. Hundreds of sports exist, from those requiring only two participants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals.

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Some articles on sport:

2004–05 In Scottish Football - Scotland National Team
... Report 18 August Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Hungary 0–3 Friendly BBC Sport 3 September Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia (A) Spain 1–1 Friendly Rubén Baraja (o.g.) / James McFadden BBC Sport ...
Derbyshire - Sport
... The county is a popular area for a variety of recreational sports such as rock climbing, hill walking, hang gliding, caving, sailing on its many reservoirs ...
Sport - Issues and Considerations - Politics
... This section needs additional citations for verification Main article Politics and sports Sports and politics can influence each other greatly ... When apartheid was the official policy in South Africa, many sports people, particularly in rugby union, adopted the conscientious approach that ... In the history of Ireland, Gaelic sports were connected with cultural nationalism ...
2001–02 In Scottish Football - Scotland National Team
... Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Croatia 0–0 WCQG6 BBC Sport 5 September Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels (A) Belgium 0–2 WCQG6 BBC Sport 6 October Hampden ...

More definitions of "sport":

  • (noun): An active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition.
    Synonyms: athletics
  • (noun): The occupation of athletes who compete for pay.
  • (verb): Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner.
    Synonyms: feature, boast
  • (noun): (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
    Synonyms: mutant, mutation, variation
  • (noun): Verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously).
    Synonyms: fun, play

Famous quotes containing the word sport:

    For generations, a wide range of shooting in Northern Ireland has provided all sections of the population with a pastime which ... has occupied a great deal of leisure time. Unlike many other countries, the outstanding characteristic of the sport has been that it was not confined to any one class.
    —Northern Irish Tourist Board. quoted in New Statesman (London, Aug. 29, 1969)

    Rabelais, for instance, is intolerable; one chapter is better than a volume,—it may be sport to him, but it is death to us. A mere humorist, indeed, is a most unhappy man; and his readers are most unhappy also.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)