- to divert or amuse (oneself).
- to display (oneself) in a sportive manner: The picnickers disported themselves merrily on the beach.
- to divert oneself; sport.
- diversion; amusement; play; sport.
Origin of disport
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Examples from the Web for disport
It wasn't exactly the place for you to disport yourself in under the circumstances.A Set of Six
It was full of victual, and all manner of mirth and disport.Joyous Gard
Arthur Christopher Benson
Then they turned about and went into the wood to disport them, for the sun was growing hot.The Story of the Glittering Plain
But the people of a sea-shore town need no lake in which to disport themselves.The Boy Tar
So when she had gotten her breath again, she asked him what next she should do for his disport.The Sundering Flood
- (tr) to indulge (oneself) in pleasure
- (intr) to frolic or gambol
- archaic amusement
C14: from Anglo-French desporter, from des- dis- 1 + porter to carry
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Word Origin and History for disport
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