sport1 S2 W2
a physical activity in which people compete against each other:
My favourite sports are tennis and swimming.
a sports team
a sports club
I've been playing sports all my life.
All students are encouraged to take part in a sport.
a sports field
He picked up the newspaper and turned to the sports pages.
They have excellent sports facilities.
A lot of schools don't really encourage team sports.
Football is one of the most popular spectator sports (=sports watched by a lot of people).
b) [uncountable] British English! The uncountable use of sport is British English only: There's too much sport on TV. In American English, the plural sports is used: He likes watching sports on TV.
sports in general:
Why is there so much sport on TV?
I always hated sport at school.
an activity that people do in the countryside, especially hunting or fishing:
the sport of falconry
a demonstration by people opposed to blood sports (=sports that involve killing animals)
a helpful cheerful person who lets you enjoy yourself
helpful person[countable usually singular] also good sport old-fashioned
be a sport (=used when asking someone to help you)
Be a sport and lend me your bike.
someone who does not get angry when they lose at a game or sport
someone who gets angry very easily when they lose at a game or sport
a) Australian English
used when speaking to someone, especially a man, in a friendly way:
See you later, sport.
b) American English old-fashioned
used when speaking to a boy in a friendly way
fun or amusement:
Did she torment him merely for sport?
to joke about someone in a way that makes them seem stupid