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Meaning of DISPORT

Pronunciation:  di'spowrt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the palyroom"
  2. [v]  occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies"

DISPORT is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: amuse, cavort, divert, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport
 See Also: entertain, play



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*port"\, n. [OF. desport, deport. See {Disport}, v.
    i., and cf. {Sport}.]
    Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness. --Milton.
  2. \Dis*port"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disported}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Disporting}.] [OF. se desporter; pref. des- (L. dis-)
    + F. porter to carry; orig. therefore, to carry one's self
    away from work, to go to amuse one's self. See {Port}
    demeanor, and cf. {Sport}.]
    To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and
    without restraint; to amuse one's self.
          Where light disports in ever mingling dyes. --Pope.
          Childe Harold basked him in the noontide sun,
          Disporting there like any other fly.     --Byron.
  3. \Dis*port"\, v. t. [OF. desporter. See {Disport}, v. i.]
    1. To divert or amuse; to make merry.
             They could disport themselves.        --Buckle.
    2. To remove from a port; to carry away. --Prynne.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acquit, act, antic, bear, brandish, caper, caracole, carry, carry on, cavort, comport, conduct, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut up, dance, demean, deport, display, diversion, exhibit, expose, flash, flaunt, flounce, fool around, frisk, frolic, fun, gambol, go on, horse around, jollity, merriment, parade, play, recreate, recreation, rollick, romp, show off, skip, sport, trip, trot out