Learn how to say Sporting correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word sport:
1an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment:
team sports such as soccer and rugby
I used to play a lot of sport
(as modifier sports)
a sports centre
(sports) British an occasion on which people compete in various athletic activities:
I won the 200 metres in the school sports
[mass noun, usually with adjective] success or pleasure derived from an activity such as hunting or fishing:
I have heard there is good sport to be had in Buttermere
[mass noun] dated entertainment; fun:
it was considered great sport to catch him out
archaic a source of amusement or entertainment:
I do not wish to show myself the sport of a man like Wildeve
2 informal a person who behaves in a good or specified way in response to teasing, defeat, or a similarly trying situation:
go on, be a sport!
Angela’s a bad sport
chiefly Australian/NZ used as a friendly form of address, especially between men who do not know each other:
hold on, sport!
3 Biology an animal or plant showing abnormal or striking variation from the parent type, especially in form or colour, as a result of spontaneous mutation.
1 [with object] wear or display (a distinctive item):
he was sporting a huge handlebar moustache
2 [no object] play in a lively, energetic way:
the children sported in the water
I have assumed the name was given more or less in sport
make sport of
dated make fun of:
the owls made sport of us—they called from all directions
the sport of kings
late Middle English (in the sense ‘pastime, entertainment’): shortening of disport