See also: Sporting
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)tɪŋ
- (not comparable) Pertaining to sports
- He got a job in a sporting goods store.
- (comparable) Exhibiting sportsmanship.
- Quite sporting of you to call that foul on yourself.
- (comparable) Having a reasonable chance of success.
- You think he has a sporting chance? I wouldn't call even him a long shot!
- (comparable) Fair, generous; ‘game’.
- It was very sporting of her to let us off like that.
- (not comparable) (obsolete) Of or relating to unseemly male excesses, especially gambling, prostitution, or similar recreational activities.
- 2015, Michael Pierson, “Stephen Spaulding's Fourth of July in New Orleans”, in Slap, Andrew L.; Towers, Frank, editors, Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era, University of Chicago Press, page 137:
- New Yorkers coined the term “sporting culture” to identify the boisterous male culture then on display on the city's streets.
pertaining to sports
having a reasonable chance of success
sporting (plural sportings)
- The act of taking part in a sport.