- 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 disported
Meanwhile the volcano on which they disported themselves was ominously silent.The River War
Winston S. Churchill
We swam off to these, and disported ourselves in the water after the manner of porpoises.Through Arctic Lapland
I'm just hearing how Philip disported himself at his 'lunchun.'The Wishing-Ring Man
Whales, that they had not the means of taking, disported around them.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast
Samuel Adams Drake
They were incarnated in the bodies of the Gopis of Braja, and so disported with Krishna in the rsa play.Chaitanya's Life And Teachings
Krishna das Kaviraja
- (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 disported
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