[ dih-spawrt, -spohrt ]
/ dɪˈspɔrt, -ˈspoʊrt /
verb (used with object)
to divert or amuse (oneself).
to display (oneself) in a sportive manner: The picnickers disported themselves merrily on the beach.
verb (used without object)
to divert oneself; sport.
diversion; amusement; play; sport.
Words nearby disport
Origin of disport
OTHER WORDS FROM disportdis·port·ment, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disportdeport disport
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British Dictionary definitions for disportments
/ (dɪˈspɔːt) /
(tr) to indulge (oneself) in pleasure
(intr) to frolic or gambol
Word Origin for disport
C14: from Anglo-French desporter, from des- dis- 1 + porter to carry
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