AskDefine | Define sporting

Dictionary Definition

sporting adj
1 marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct" [syn: clean, sportsmanlike]
2 relating to or used in sports; "sporting events"; "sporting equipment"
3 involving risk or willingness to take a risk; "a sporting chance"; "sporting blood"
4 preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies" [syn: dissipated, betting, card-playing, gambling]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. present participle of sport


  1. Pertaining to sports
    He got a job in a sporting goods store.
  2. Exhibiting sportsmanship.
    Quite sporting of you to call that foul on yourself.
  3. Having a reasonable chance of success.
    A sporting chance? I wouldn't call even him a long-shot?


Extensive Definition

Sporting may refer to:
  • Sport, recreational games and play.
It may also refer to a sporting club:

See also

lookfrom Sporting
sporting in French: Sporting
sporting in Dutch: Sporting

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