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.