from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To amuse oneself in a light, frolicsome manner.
- transitive v. To amuse (oneself) in a light, frolicsome manner.
- transitive v. To display.
- n. Frolicsome diversion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to amuse oneself divertingly or playfully; to cavort or gambol
- v. to display ostentatiously
- v. To remove from a port; to carry away.
- n. A pastime; anything which diverts one from serious matters; a game; sport; relaxation, recreation; entertainment; amusement
- n. Fun; gaiety; merriment; mirth; joy
- n. Deportment; bearing; carriage.
- n. orientation; elevation; bearing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness.
- intransitive v. To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self.
- transitive v. To divert or amuse; to make merry.
- transitive v. To remove from a port; to carry away.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To carry away; transport; deport.
- To divert; cheer; amuse sportively or gaily: usually with a reflexive pronoun.
- To display in a gay or sportive manner; sport.
- To play; sport; indulge in gaiety.
- n. Diversion; amusement; play; sport; pastime; merriment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
- v. play boisterously
Middle English disporten, from Old French desporter, to divert : des-, apart; see dis- + porter, to carry (from Latin portāre; see port5).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French desporter. See also "sport". (Wiktionary)