Dis*port" (?), n. [OF. desport, deport. See Disport, v. i., and cf. Sport.]

Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness.

Milton.

 

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Dis*port", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disported; p. pr. & vb. n. Disporting.] [OF. se desporter; pref. des- (L. dis-) + F. porter to carry; orig. therefore, to carry one's self away from work, to go to amuse one's self. See Port demeanor, and cf. Sport.]

To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self.

Where light disports in ever mingling dyes. Pope.

Childe Harold basked him in the noontide sun, Disporting there like any other fly. Byron.

 

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Dis*port", v. t. [OF. desporter. See Disport, v. i.]

1.

To divert or amuse; to make merry.

They could disport themselves. Buckle.

2.

To remove from a port; to carry away.

Prynne.

 

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