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 for sport
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sport \Sport\ (sp[=o]rt), n. [Abbreviated from disport.]
     1. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
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              It is as sport to a fool to do mischief. --Prov. x.
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              Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge
              upon the stream of delight.           --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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              Think it but a minute spent in sport. --Shak.
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     2. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.
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              Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in
        play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
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              Flitting leaves, the sport of every wind. --Dryden.
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              Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than
              when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions.
                                                    --John Clarke.
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     4. Play; idle jingle.
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              An author who should introduce such a sport of words
              upon our stage would meet with small applause.
                                                    --Broome.
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     5. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing,
        racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.
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     6. (Bot. & Zool.) A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or
        animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the
        species; an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting
        plant, under Sporting.
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     7. A sportsman; a gambler. [Slang]
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     In sport, in jest; for play or diversion. "So is the man
        that deceiveth his neighbor, and saith, Am not I in
        sport?" --Prov. xxvi. 19.
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     Syn: Play; game; diversion; frolic; mirth; mock; mockery;
          jeer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sport \Sport\, v. t.
     1. To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the
        reciprocal pronoun.
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              Against whom do ye sport yourselves?  --Isa. lvii.
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     2. To represent by any kind of play.
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              Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as,
        to sport a new equipage. [Colloq.] --Grose.
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     4. To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in
        an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off
        epigrams. [R.] --Addison.
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     To sport one's oak. See under Oak, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sport \Sport\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sported; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sporting.]
     1. To play; to frolic; to wanton.
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              [Fish], sporting with quick glance,
              Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be
        given to betting, as upon races.
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     3. To trifle. "He sports with his own life." --Tillotson.
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     4. (Bot. & Zool.) To assume suddenly a new and different
        character from the rest of the plant or from the type of
        the species; -- said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal.
        See Sport, n., 6. --Darwin.
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     Syn: To play; frolic; game; wanton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sport
      n 1: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and
           competition [syn: sport, athletics]
      2: the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
      3: (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine [syn:
         sport, summercater]
      4: a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or
         defeated or subjected to trying circumstances; "a good
         sport"; "a poor sport"
      5: someone who engages in sports [syn: sport, sportsman,
         sportswoman]
      6: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from
         chromosomal alteration [syn: mutant, mutation,
         variation, sport]
      7: verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to
         be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it
         in sport" [syn: fun, play, sport]
      v 1: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she
           was sporting a new hat" [syn: sport, feature, boast]
      2: play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden";
         "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in
         the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark,
         disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run
         around, lark about]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  522 Moby Thesaurus words for "sport":
     Beau Brummel, Monopoly, Ping-Pong, Rugby, Scrabble, acrobatics,
     action, adventurer, advertise, affect, agate, agonistics, air,
     also-ran, amateur athlete, amusement, anomaly, antic, antics,
     archer, archery, association football, athlete, athletics, avatar,
     backgammon, badinage, badminton, bagatelle, ball, ballplayer,
     bandy, banter, baseball, baseball bat, baseballer, baseman,
     basketball, bat, bathing, batter, battery, battledore,
     battledore and shuttlecock, bauble, be dressed in, beano, beat,
     beau, belly laugh, betting ring, bettor, big time, billiards,
     bingo, blade, blazon forth, blocking back, blocks, blood,
     blue story, boneshaker, booby, boulevardier, bout, bowling, bowls,
     bowman, boxing, brandish, butt, call, caper, caracole, cardshark,
     cardsharp, cardsharper, carry on, cast lots, cat, catabolism,
     catalysis, catch, catcher, cavort, center, chaff, charades, chase,
     checkerboard, checkers, chess, chessboard, chevy, chivy, climbing,
     clotheshorse, club, coach, cockhorse, competitor,
     compulsive gambler, consubstantiation, contest, course, coursing,
     coxcomb, crambo, crap shooter, cricket, cricket bat, cricketer,
     croquet, crosspatch, cue, curling, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers,
     cut lots, cut the cards, cut up, cynegetics, dance, dandy, dangle,
     decathlon, defeatee, defensive lineman, demonstrate, deride,
     derision, dirty joke, dirty story, discus, displacement, display,
     disport, distraction, diversion, divertissement, dog, doll,
     doll carriage, dominoes, double entendre, double-header, doubles,
     draughts, draw lots, draw straws, drive, duck, dude, emblazon, end,
     enjoyment, entertainment, ethnic joke, event, exchange, exhibit,
     exquisite, falcon, falconry, fall guy, fashion plate, fencing,
     fine gentleman, fishing, fives, flash, flaunt, flounce, flourish,
     flush, follow the hounds, fool around, fooling, fooling around,
     football, footballer, fop, foursome, fowl, fox hunting, freak,
     fribble, frisk, frolic, fun, fun and games, funmaking, funny story,
     gag, gallant, gamble, gambler, gambol, game, game loser, games,
     games of chance, games-player, gamester, gewgaw, ghost, gimcrack,
     give-and-take, gliding, go, go hunting, golf, golf club,
     good loser, good one, good sport, good story, good time,
     good-natured banter, great fun, guard, gun, gunning, gymnastics,
     handball, harmless teasing, have on, hawk, hawking, hazarder,
     heterotopia, hide-and-seek, high jinks, high old time, high time,
     hiking, hobbyhorse, hockey, hold up, hopscotch, horse around,
     horseplay, horseshoes, hound, howler, humor, hunt, hunt down,
     hunting, hurdling, ice hockey, individualist, infielder,
     inner-directed person, innovation, jack, jack-a-dandy,
     jack-in-the-box, jackanapes, jacklight, jacks, jackstones,
     jackstraws, jape, jest, jestbook, jive, jock, joke, jollification,
     josh, jumper, keno, kickshaw, kidding, kidding around, knickknack,
     lacrosse, lady-killer, lark, laugh, laughs, lawn tennis, leapfrog,
     lineman, loser, lot, lotto, lovely time, luging, macaroni,
     man-about-town, manifest, marble, marbles, marionette, masher,
     match, match coins, meet, merels, metabolism, metagenesis,
     metamorphism, metamorphosis, metastasis, metathesis,
     metempsychosis, mig, misfit, mock, mockery, motorcycling,
     mountaineering, mumble-the-peg, mutant, mutated form, mutation,
     natation, naysayer, ninepins, nonconformist, novelty, oddball,
     offensive lineman, outfield, outfielder, palaestra, pall-mall,
     pallone, panic, paper doll, parade, pastime, pelota, pentathlon,
     permutation, persiflage, petty gambler, pick-up sticks, picnic,
     piker, pilgarlic, pinwheel, play, play at dice, play the ponies,
     play-off, player, plaything, pleasant time, pleasantry, pleasure,
     plunger, point, polo, poloist, pool, post office,
     professional athlete, prowl after, pugilist, punter, puppet, puppy,
     pushball, put forth, put forward, pyramids, quarterback, quintain,
     quits, race, racer, racket, racquets, raffle off, rag doll,
     raillery, rallying, recreate, recreation, reincarnation,
     relaxation, rib tickler, ride to hounds, ridicule, riding, riot,
     rocking horse, roller skating, rollick, romp, rounders, rowing,
     rugger, run, runoff, sailing, sailplaning, scream, sculling, sharp,
     sharper, sharpie, shikar, shinny, shoot, shoot craps, shooting,
     shot-put, show off, shuffleboard, sick joke, sidesplitter,
     sight gag, singles, skater, skating, skeet, skeet shooting,
     ski-jumping, skiing, skin-diving, skip, skittles, sledding,
     snooker, snorkel diving, snowmobiling, soccer, softball, spark,
     speculate, speculator, sporting, sporting man, sports, sportsman,
     squash, stalk, stalking, start, steelie, stickball, still hunt,
     still-hunt, stooge, story, surfing, swell, swimming, table tennis,
     tackle, tailback, taw, tease, teetotum, tennis, tenpins,
     tent pegging, tetherball, the vanquished, threesome, ticktacktoe,
     tiddlywinks, tilting, tinhorn, tipcat, tipster, tivoli,
     tobogganing, top, toss, tout, toxophilite, toy, toy soldier, track,
     track and field, trail, transanimation, transfiguration,
     transfigurement, transformation, transformism, translation,
     translocation, transmigration, transmogrification, transmutation,
     transposition, transubstantiation, trapshooting, trinket, trip,
     trumpet, trumpet forth, tug of war, tumbling, twit, twosome,
     underdog, vaunt, venery, venturer, victim, visual joke, volleyball,
     wagerer, water polo, waterskiing, wave, wear, wheeze, whim-wham,
     wingback, wow, wrestler, wrestling, yarn
  
  

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