Meaning of SPORT in English

I. noun


a news/crime/sports reporter

He started as a news reporter on Radio 1.

a news/movie/sports etc channel

What’s on the movie channel tonight?

a sporting chance (= a fairly good chance )

The proposals had at least a sporting chance of being accepted.

a sporting event

Many of the weekend’s major sporting events were cancelled due to bad weather.

a sporting hero (= someone who people admire in a sport )

Tiger Woods was his sporting hero.

a sporting/sports competition

There is an increasing demand to watch sporting competitions.

a sporting/sports competition

There is an increasing demand to watch sporting competitions.

a sports bag

I noticed that the man was wearing trainers and carrying a sports bag.

a sports car (= a low fast car )

He was driving a red sports car.

a sports centre

You could join exercise classes at your local sports centre.

a sports club

Why don’t you join one of the school sports clubs?

a sports complex

The sports complex also has six tennis courts.

a sports injury (= one you get while doing sport )

She has vast knowledge of treating sports injuries.

a sports/football/basketball etc star

Sam was a football star in college.

a teaching/acting/sporting career

Her acting career lasted for more than 50 years.

a team game/sport (= one that is played by teams )

In those days, girls didn’t play team sports.

a travel/history/sports etc writer (= someone who writes articles and books about a subject )

This region of Europe does not excite many travel writers.

an education/health/sports etc correspondent

Here is our sports correspondent with all the details.

blood sport

a demonstration against blood sports

contact sport

economics/sports/political etc editor

election/sports/political etc coverage

He claims the election coverage has been biased against him.

endurance sports/training (= designed to test or improve your endurance )

field sports

food/fashion/sports etc maven

A food maven could also be called a gourmet.

golfing/sporting/racing etc calendar

The Derby is a major event in the racing calendar.

intercollegiate athletics/sports etc

news/sports round-up

our Friday sports round-up

spectator sport

Life is not a spectator sport.

sport coat

sport jacket

sport shirt

sporting/camping/skiing etc equipment

Can you help me load the camping equipment into the boot, please?

sporting/conference/concert etc venue

sports arena

a sports arena

sports bra

sports car

sports centre

sports clothes

Lou was wearing sports clothes and sunglasses.

sports clothing

sports coat

sports commentator

a sports commentator

sports day

sports jacket

sports shirt

sports/exhibition/banqueting etc hall

The school has a new sports hall.

Five hundred people filled the lecture hall.

sports/sporting facilities

Have you checked out the local sports facilities?

sports/sporting facilities

Have you checked out the local sports facilities?

sports/style/business/travel etc section (= particular part of a newspaper )

talk sport/politics/business etc

‘Let’s not talk politics now,’ said Hugh impatiently.

the arts/sports council

The exhibition has been funded by the Arts Council.

the sports/arts/financial etc pages (= the part of a newspaper that deals with sport, art etc )

He only ever reads the sports pages.

TV/sports etc addict

My nephew is a complete video game addict.

water sports

winter sports




It's a good all-round sports car, and incredible value for money.

It also has one of the best sports information centers on the Web.

Burnham boat anglers enjoyed good sport with cod and a few dogfish and rays.

All in all, Fred was a good sport and said he enjoyed the meal.

He found his best sport was - he tried to watch sports and tell people about them.

As people have more leisure, they also need better facilities for sport .

They offer some of the best sport shooting anywhere.


These are sports sponsorship, major sports events, professional team sports, and sports broadcasting.

Baseball is still the one major sport not sold on weight-lifting.

Table 8.3 lists the major companies supplying sports clothing and footwear.

There are only two major professional sports in which he would be considered undereducated: football and basketball.

The other major items of sport-related consumers' expenditure are part of the non-sport commercial sector.

The economic impact of major sports events is explored further in Chapter 10.

Chapter 10 investigates the economies of major sports events.

However, the growth of ambush marketing poses a clear danger to those involved in staging major sports events.


Compared to other sports in the Soviet Union, rugby is a very poor game.

And what other sport enables you to do the miraculous, to walk on water?

In what other sports is a participant allowed a second chance because of failure?

If football's not your game ... you can bank on a feast of other sports this holiday weekend.

He was, however, very much an all-rounder, and football and curling were among the other sports he covered.

Other than tennis courts and other sports facilities beyond the Lower Ocker Hill Branch the area is inauspicious.

The ratcheted, rotating bezel sets the time limits for underwater and other action sports .

Usually, as in other sports , a former rider.


Basketball is a popular sport at our school.

Superficially, this is a sign of the continued buoyant growth and adaptability of football as the world's most popular sport .

Boxing is a popular sport in the Army.

I chose seven contrasting but popular sports , some I had played many times before, others representing new challenges.

Few of the athletes, especially those in the most popular sports , lead ordinary lives away from the track or pool.

Angling is the most popular sport in Britain because it is an excuse to do absolutely nothing for days on end.


Chess can never aspire to being a truly professional sport unless they are abolished.

The groups can function like political campaigns or professional sports teams, carrying their own psychic rewards.

These are sports sponsorship, major sports events, professional team sports, and sports broadcasting.

Governments are operating professional sports teams and running venture capital funds.

A pretty amateurish way to run a professional sport .

He is the author of a dozen studies on the impact of stadiums and professional sports on metropolitan-area development.

The company is also a major world-wide sponsor of professional team sports .

Extreme gaps in compensation, while inevitable in professional sports today, can be fatal in business.


These are sports sponsorship, major sports events, professional team sports, and sports broadcasting.

In what amounts to the biggest trade in the history of team sports , not a single player changes cities.

Significantly, however, this success story has little to do with the promotion of traditional team sports .

The company is also a major world-wide sponsor of professional team sports .



Heroes of sports arenas in their own country now found themselves working in small halls to audiences of 100-150 people.

The bonds will be used to build a downtown sports arena .

The big brick building, constructed in 1926, is the oldest campus sports arena still in use in the country.

He sells his Turnstile Adsleeves to sports arenas , which rent the space to advertisers.

Such a move could enhance the UMass image in academia much as its basketball team has done in the sports arena .


The centre actively campaigns to abolish blood sports and cares for sick foxes.

Critics call cockfighting a blood sport .

There is an aesthetic, if we can dignify it with that word, which distinguishes blood sports from each other.

And in the end, it is all of us who allow this blood sport to flourish.

An extreme example of Western attitude towards animals is the so-called blood sports , most of which have now died out.

The ban on hunting has been welcomed by anti blood sports campaigners.

This is the question of field or blood sports .

Has the blood sports lobby lost the argument?


Though high-pollution drivers often have old cars , the speed-obsessed owners of sports cars are equally guilty of environmental thoughtlessness.

Many aging enthusiasts began to abandon sports cars for sport utilities.

Currently its sole model is the Kallista, a sort of replica of a 1930s open-top sports car .

Her small sports car trembled and swayed as the monster roared by.

They were both notorious for racing up and down the Strip on their motorbikes or in flash sports cars .

At one time for example she was reported to have been racing around Melbourne in a brand new pink sports car .

It was magnificently low-slung, almost like a sports car , but with four plush leather seats and a thrusting bonnet.

This was the world's first sports car that didn't leave a puddle on your garage floor.


At the time I had a job as youth worker at a sports centre in Acton.

Expert advice from a local gym or sports centre can be very helpful when you are starting with weights.

Nigel also took up aerobics at his local sports centre .

Joanna Grenside's car was found less than 100 yards from the sports centre where she was due to take a class.

A large sports centre has been made at Aviemore, mainly for winter skiing but also for the use of summer tourists.

Foam attack: Thieves broke into vending machines at Teesdale's new sports centre at Barnard Castle to steal £100 cash.

If you feel energetic, you could join exercise classes at your local sports centre , village hall or other venue.

The side was beaten 2-1 by the Ship Inn, of Swanage, in the final at the Purbeck sports centre .


The majority of sports club income comes from two sources: membership subscriptions and fees, and bar profits.

Sports tours by recreational sports clubs .

In Britain, many voluntary sector sports clubs are receiving substantial grants from the Sports Lottery Fund to do the same thing.

These excellent facilities are used by the University sports clubs for practice and for matches in the local leagues.

The appeal follows the announcement of loans and grants totalling nearly £21,000 to parish councils, sports clubs and voluntary bodies.

This section permits sports clubs to have alternative permitted hours in the winter where the sport is played out of doors.

The aim is to provide a forum for sports clubs to advise Knowsley on improving services.


He always wears a sports coat and flannels and a pinned tie.

The customer was wearing a sport coat with checks so large Fogarty thought of a horse blanket.

The other in his 30's, with ginger hair and moustache and a tweed sports coat .

Just trust me on this, and put your sport coat on.

Also, he was wearing his new sport coat .

Nichols sat stone-faced, dressed in a sport coat and blue shirt.

We had a beatnik poet who wore salami patches on his tweed sport coat .


Male speaker Rugby is a contact sport .

Wrestling was the competitive contact sport to boxing at the Y.. It was no match.


They were so enthusiastic for these that its pupils regularly walked off with all the trophies on sports days .

But, on prize-giving for sports day , they were always there.

Except for a sports day once a year, their activities were limited to parading up and down.

Footballs were kicked here, picnics and sports days held.

You are pressed to attend a school sports day .

The road to the County finals is tough with a number of elimination stages from school sports days through to district finals.

He loved his blind boys, taught them how to play football, arranged sports days for them, took them swimming.


I decided not to put out a special homecoming issue and my sports editor cried.

Back home, impatient sports editors waited for them to file as they drank the Latium hills dry of Chianti.

Look at that sports editor over there - he's had four marriages and as many heart attacks.

Our sports editor Tim Russon was with them at Wembley.


It's a top-quality sports event .

Myriad festivals, theatrical productions, musical concerts and sports events are scheduled year-round.

The spectators may go to a specific sports event , or watch at a distance on television.

It only happens at sports events .

Expenditure on accommodation, food and drink dominates the economic impact generated by visitors to sports events .

But it was Pete Rozelle who had the foresight to make it bigger and better than any other sports event .

I now invite you to complete the enclosed form detailing your sports events for the second half of the year.

It is now the most watched and most talked-about one-day sports event in the world.


High standards of food, sports facilities and entertainments.

In the past, Lanier and Eckels have supported a referendum on construction of any sports facility .

Ministers should also consider ways of improving sports facilities for youngsters living in inner cities, they claimed.

The sports facilities were not only superb but were available to girls as well as boys.

The Sport and Recreation Department offers some of the finest indoor sports facilities and outdoor playing fields in the province.

These hotels provided musical afternoons, teas, bridge parties, lectures, dances, and sports facilities .

Backing on to a Park - Rosemary Gardens - with sports facilities and playground.

Other than tennis courts and other sports facilities beyond the Lower Ocker Hill Branch the area is inauspicious.


Lets face it, most of us are sports fans .

As a result, sports fans are no longer limited by the reach of their radio antenna.

No wonder so many sports fans blame television and corporate cash for the erosion of amateurism and the endless drug scandals.

A sports fan might elect to have the latest sports scores continuously scrolling on to his screen.

And the Internet is crawling with sports fans .

Gary Healea was a sports fan in the original sense of the word: a fanatic.

In many ways, though, this is a dream job for Barkley, a big sports fan .

The clubhouse is packed with avid sports fans and foodies.


As soon as anyone mentions field sports people direct their conversations to some one else.

Or is it because they do not actually know what goes on at field sport events such as shooting?


The core of the sports industry is the sports goods sector: sports equipment, sports clothing, and sports shoes.

The commercial sports sector consists of the sports goods sector and the sports services sector.

Grampian plans to retain Patrick, a similar sports goods brand.

Surridge retired from the first-class game in 1959 to concentrate on the family sports goods business.


South Cave school was opened in 1967, further extensions including a sports hall were completed in 1978.

The sports hall of a public sector facility is used more for aerobics classes than was the case ten years ago.

The burglars also sprayed the sports hall with fire foam.

Facilities include a sports hall , a library and a prayer room.

Most recreation facilities like swimming pools and sports halls are under their control.

There is a separate sports hall with a 25m swimming pool, two squash courts and a gym.

The pavilion and new sports hall at Bristol being prepared for the resumption of cricket in June.

The campus' South Building houses recently refurbished Students' Union facilities and a minor sports hall .


Jacket taken: A sports jacket worth £100 was stolen from a car at Cod Beck reservoir near Osmotherley.

He was wearing blue-gray corduroy trousers, a sports jacket , no tie, lace-up shoes that had cost some money.

They were both in their fifties - she in a tweed coat, he in a sports Jacket and flannels.

He danced in slacks and sports jackets , wore white socks to call attention to his dancing feet.

Cashmere sports jackets hung on the back of their chairs, insurance against an encounter with air-conditioning.

He wore a brown sports jacket with a black roll neck sweater.

The women took to old corduroys and sports jackets alongside their men folk.

Harris tweed sports jacket , cavalry twill slacks.


The development of sports medicine has been particularly rapid since the Second World War.

Rather, it has become an increasingly important part of the task of practitioners of sports medicine .

This aspect of the changing structure of sports medicine has, perhaps, been brought out most clearly by Hoberman.


The cultural challenge is to move these stories from the sports page to the business page.

Like the sports pages , each day the business pages of the newspaper list such averages.

All Jack ever admitted to reading was the sports pages , and Polly had dreamt of politicizing him.

Right now starts the 40-week period of sports page reading.

There were eight sports pages and the football results.

These tales are part of a sports underground-stories that athletes some-times tell each other but that rarely appear in the sports pages .

The sports page was pretty dull.

He saw the hair on the sports pages .


In countries where these activities are popular, they are normally included as sports in sports participation surveys.

This high frequency of participation across a large number of sports is an important characteristic of sports participation.

Another set of activities, which are physical but not competitive, are also often included in national sports participation surveys.

However, up to now we have only considered the positive side of the relationship between sports participation and health.

It is such injuries that make up the cost side of the balance sheet of the sports participation and health relationship.

Questions on sports participation have been included, normally at 3-year intervals.

Even in apparently well-integrated families, fathers exert only the smallest of influences on the child's sports participation .

Respondents are asked about their sports participation behaviour over the past four weeks and over the past twelve months.


Details of joining fees for the respective sports sections of the club may be obtained from the Personnel Department.

First off, I must state, as always, I like the Star sports section .

Basilio, whose busted face was on the front page of every pinned-up sports section in every barbershop in the city.

Stanley Woodward ran the best sports section in town, if not the country.


Gold bracelet, sports shirt , and a small crucifix dangled from a 24-carat chain round his throat.

A guy in tattered cut-offs and garish sport shirt stands on a rock, brandishing a sword above his head.

He was wearing jeans, a sports shirt and a cardigan.

He was in white ducks, brown and white wing tips, and a yellow silk sport shirt .

She could easily see the broadness of his shoulders underneath a tailored white sports shirt .

Like the way he was dressed now, the corduroy suit pants and pink sport shirt and scuffed-up black shoes.

Matthew had changed from his breeches into slacks and a blue check sports shirt .

A chubby little man in a short-sleeved sport shirt and baggy gray twill pants came out the door.


Sport may be taken too seriously; high-performance spectator sport is arguably too central to our lives already.

Treasure Island could accommodate an athletic center for soccer, rugby and small-scale spectator sports .

Mathematics is not a spectator sport .

Marina took charge of Lucy, and she relaxed: Marina drawing people out was spectator sport .

Like I said, it's a spectator sport .

Rugby has become big business and a spectator sport .

More than £1 billion is bet on greyhound racing each year in what is Britain's most popular spectator sport .


Toyota introduced its third generation 4-Runner mid-priced sport utility .

Ford is offering a $ 2, 000 rebate on its Bronco sport utility vehicle.

Type Front-engine, four-wheel-drive, five-passenger, luxury sport utility .

Many aging enthusiasts began to abandon sports cars for sport utilities .

It was a sport utility that was also a personal vehicle and it got good mileage.

The intent of such monsters today is not simply to be bigger, sportier and more utilitarian than sport utilities .

They see even more dollar signs ahead: There are now about 30 models of sport utility vehicles.

Plus the most significant restyling since the Cherokee debuted as a compact sport utility vehicle in 1984.


Local Activities: walks, leisure centre, water sports , golf.

Local public health authorities and water sports authorities have issued warnings about the risk from Weil's Disease.

All non-motorised water sports are free of charge.

This provided accommodation and restaurant facilities for anglers, caravanners, backpackers and water sport enthusiasts.

Beach and esplanade include croquet, tennis and water sports centre.

But for those who choose arduous outdoor recreations like climbing, water sports and ski-ing this is particularly so.

Quinta do Lago's 1,700 acres include golf courses, tennis courts, riding stables, water sports and strictly-controlled development.

Chris liked the fishing and the water sport , provided free by the hotel.


In the summer, athletics, cricket and tennis take over from the winter sports .

Snowmobiling is the Indy 500 of winter sports .

And make absolutely sure the policy you buy covers you for winter sports and not just travel.

The policy now includes 17 days' winter sports insurance free.

It was winter sports , for heaven's sake, not an in-depth seminar on personal relationships!

They come for the winter sports and the spectacular scenery.

Its annual travel policy includes cover for up to 17 days of winter sports .

Women's new-found physical freedom extended to other outdoor activities, particularly winter sports .



In countries where these activities are popular, they are normally included as sports in sports participation surveys.

Data subjects could include sports , stocks, weather, traffic, entertainment listings and narrower topics for specialized audiences.

Barnhart was born and raised in Indiana, with an interest in many things, including music, sports and art.

Another set of activities, which are physical but not competitive, are also often included in national sports participation surveys.

Naturally, little has been left untouched by the high-tech world, and that includes outdoor sports .

This varies by Club and can include sports tournaments, trips out for meals and separate excursions.

Facilities include a sports hall, a library and a prayer room.


A true estimation of the resources involved in sport would include these unpaid labour services.

At first he believed that if he coached him and got him involved in sports , Tim would improve.

Insurance companies raise premiums by up to 100 p.c. for holidays involving dangerous sports .

The number of households getting involved in the sport is growing more than ever, according to San Diego Surf Cup officials.

Joan's been involved in disabled sport from its very beginning, at the Paraplegic Games at Stoke Mandeville in 1948.

If a student is not involved in school sports , parents should encourage some type of exercise.

Now 32, Becker has become involved in sports marketing since retiring from competitive tennis.

I suggest that they are involved in the sport of shooting rather than in the art of ferreting.


Voice over Reporter asks: What does it mean to you to be playing competitive sport ?

It varies greatly in severity, with some children so mildly affected they can play sports .

All boys were expected to play sport twice a week-here the manager directed my attention to the window.

Beach says her generation, however, would rather visit with friends, play sports and watch television.

Joining the Army at 17-and-a-half, the young Whittingham was really only interested in playing sport for fun.

Later, when at grammar school, I played most sports with schoolboy verve.

They spent more time working, exercising, and playing sports .


a TV/sports etc junkie

extreme sports/surfing/skiing etc

The explosion of extreme sports in recent years has produced an unprecedented number of ultra-endurance races.

sporting chance (of doing sth)

After all, you are meant to give the quarry a sporting chance.

television/sports/fresh-air etc fiend


Sport has always been very important in this part of the country.

His favourite sports are swimming and tennis.

I think everyone should do at least one sport , in order to keep fit.

Minnie's been a real sport about all the houseguests.

Motorcycle racing can be a dangerous sport .

She's interested in cinema, music and sport .

Soccer is Mark's favorite sport .

Today's kids need to spend less time watching television, and more time playing sports.

We don't do much sport at my school.

Which sports do you play at school?


But first with the weekend's sport here's Tim Russon.

Many sports are a form of disciplined warfare.

The Sporting News recently had the nerve to name Woods the most powerful man in all of sports.

The special place that they had enjoyed in traditional sports was much reduced.

They include My Yahoo!, a Web site providing personalized news, weather and sports.

Will the state promote sport as a safe, numbing kind of nationalistic cocoon for healthy, obedient citizens?

II. verb




Number 7 was originally the monastic granary, now sporting a new frontage, put up around 1890.

The land now sports a golf course and Hilton resort named Point at Tapatio Cliffs.

One man now sports a mohawk whitened with peroxide.

Almost all packaged foods now sport the Nutrition Facts label to help you make informed food choices.



He had no razor of course, so he sported a straggly beard and moustache.

Farag sports a three-day beard and has a bandage stretched across his forehead.


But then most of the police - even the ones in cars - are sporting red noses for the occasion.

And not just because the black-and-white car he drives sports a red light and siren.


Television will bring these Olympics to a larger audience than any previous sporting event .

Special events such as major sporting events or concerts cost up to thirty dollars to watch.


The store cost $ 185 million to open, sporting custom-made furniture and a health club.


People who run countries have all too often fallen for the notion that sporting success somehow confers political legitimacy.

It is a gut-level response, based on romantic notions about college sports .


Arthur Smith, once a slender man, now was slender still except for the beach ball he sported under his shirt .


A partnership is not a team sport .

A singular individual talent in a man's game and a distinctive, willful group of women in a team sport .


The Mormon Lake area is a natural for winter sports .


A singular individual talent in a man's game and a distinctive, willful group of women in a team sport .

Opposite Woman cyclist of 1898 sporting the latest in cycling fashion.


Whales were spouting and sporting with each other.

Will came back from his trip sporting a mustache and a beard.


Even fewer pull it off while sporting zoot suits.

It seems that every police car is brand-new, and Hussein's soldiers sport crisp, new uniforms.

The ancient gas refrigerator sports a screwdriver for a door handle.

When it finally is released, the new Windows will sport some cool new features.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.