What is sporting?

  • (adj): Involving risk or willingness to take a risk.
    Example: "A sporting chance"; "sporting blood"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "sporting":

  • (adj): Relating to or used in sports.
    Example: "Sporting events"; "sporting equipment"
  • (adj): Marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play.
    Example: "A sporting solution of the disagreement"
    Synonyms: clean, sportsmanlike

Famous quotes containing the word sporting:

    The Boston papers had never told me that there were seals in the harbor. I had always associated these with the Esquimaux and other outlandish people. Yet from the parlor windows all along the coast you may see families of them sporting on the flats. They were as strange to me as the merman would be. Ladies who never walk in the woods, sail over the sea. To go to sea! Why, it is to have the experience of Noah,—to realize the deluge. Every vessel is an ark.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I once heard of a murderer who propped his two victims up against a chess board in sporting attitudes and was able to get as far as Seattle before his crime was discovered.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)