disportment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

disport +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

disportment (countable and uncountable, plural disportments)

  1. (obsolete) Act of disporting; diversion; play.
    • 1660, Henry More, An Explanation of the Grand Mystery of Godliness
      These young girles, the Nymphs of Diana, called and carried away the old Wizzard to the enjoyment of those disportments and pleasures that such ludicrous Spirits, together with old Hags and others of the fraternity, use to make with one another

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for disportment in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)