deport

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French déporter. With the meaning of "behave", from Old French deporter (behave), from Latin deportō, from de- + portō.

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deport (third-person singular simple present deports, present participle deporting, simple past and past participle deported)

  1. (reflexive, now rare) To comport (oneself); to behave.
    • Alexander Pope
      Let an ambassador deport himself in the most graceful manner before a prince.
  2. (transitive) To evict, especially from a country.
    • Walsh
      He told us he had been deported to Spain.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

deport m (plural deports)

  1. sport

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

deport m (oblique plural deporz or deportz, nominative singular deporz or deportz, nominative plural deport)

  1. enjoyment; fun
    circa 1200, Unknown author, Aucassin et Nicolette:
    Qui vauroit bons vers oïr
    del deport du viel antif
    Who would like to here a few good lines
    Of amusement from the old storyteller

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