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Meaning of SPORTING

Pronunciation:  'spowrting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  involving risk or willingness to take a risk; "a sporting chance"; "sporting blood"
  2. [adj]  marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
  3. [adj]  preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"
  4. [adj]  relating to or used in sports; "sporting events"; "sporting equipment"

SPORTING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: adventuresome, adventurous, betting, card-playing, clean, dissipated, fair, gambling, indulgent, just, sportsmanlike



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sport"ing\, a.
Of pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sporrts;
exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that
which, sports.

{Sporting book}, a book containing a record of bets, gambling
   operations, and the like. --C. Kingsley.

{Sporting house}, a house frequented by sportsmen, gamblers,
   and the like.

{Sporting man}, one who practices field sports; also, a horse
   racer, a pugilist, a gambler, or the like.

{Sporting plant} (Bot.), a plant in which a single bud or
   offset suddenly assumes a new, and sometimes very
   different, character from that of the rest of the plant.