n. That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement. A game. Pastime or diversion. Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision. That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery. Play; idle jingle. Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked. (Bot. & Zool.) A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting plant, under Sporting. A sportsman; a gambler.
Syn. - Play; game; diversion; frolic; mirth; mock; mockery; jeer.
- vb. To play; to frolic; to wanton. To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races. To trifle. (Bot. & Zool.) To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; - said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport, n.
Syn. - To play; frolic; game; wanton.
- vb. To divert; to amuse; to ...