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(Sport`a*bil"i*ty) n. Sportiveness. [Obs.]
(Sport"al) a. Of or pertaining to sports; used in sports. [R.] "Sportal arms." Dryden.
(Sport"er) n. One who sports; a sportsman.
As this gentleman and I have been old fellow sporters, I have a frienship for him.Goldsmith.
1. Full of sport; merry; frolicsome; full of jesting; indulging in mirth or play; playful; wanton; as, a sportful
Down he alights among the sportful herd.Milton.
2. Done in jest, or for mere play; sportive.
They are no sportful productions of the soil.Bentley.
Sport"ful*ly, adv. Sport"ful*ness, n.
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. Darwin.
(Sport"ing), a. Of pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sporrts; exhibiting the character or
conduct of one who, or that which, sports.
(Sport"ing*ly), adv. In sport; sportively.
The question you there put, you do it, I suppose, but sportingly.Hammond.
(Sport"ive) a. Tending to, engaged in, or provocate of, sport; gay; froliscome; playful; merry.
Is it IShak.
That drive thee from the sportive court?
Sport"ive*ly, adv. Sport"ive*ness, n.
(Sport"less), a. Without sport or mirth; joyless.
(Sport"ling) n. A little person or creature engaged in sports or in play.
When again the lambkins play Philips.
Pretty sportlings, full of May.
(Sports"man) n.;pl. Sportsmen One who pursues the sports of the field; one who hunts,
(Sports"man*ship), n. The practice of sportsmen; skill in field sports.
(||Spor"tu*la) n.; pl. Sportulæ [L.] A gift; a present; a prize; hence, an alms; a largess.
To feed luxuriously, to frequent sports and theaters, to run for the sportula.South.
(Spor"tu*la*ry) a. Subsisting on alms or charitable contributions. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.