one of any of several breeds of usually large dogs especially suited by size and training for hunting by pointing, flushing, and retrieving game and including the pointers, setters, retrievers, and spaniels.
- Sporting fish
noun sport fish Examples There are many large sporting fish that give the angler exciting hours on the reefs of Florida. Word Origin 1848
noun 1. Older Use. a brothel. 2. Archaic. an establishment, as a tavern, inn, or the like, catering to gamblers or sportsmen. sporting house noun 1. (US, rare) a euphemistic word for brothel 2. (archaic) a tavern or inn frequented by gamblers or other sportsmen sport
adjective 1. engaging in, disposed to, or interested in open-air or athletic sports: a rugged, sporting man. 2. concerned with or suitable for such sports: sporting equipment. 3. sportsmanlike. 4. interested in or connected with sports or pursuits involving betting or gambling: the sporting life of Las Vegas. 5. involving or inducing the taking of […]
adjective 1. playful or frolicsome; jesting, jocose, or merry: a sportive puppy. 2. done in sport, rather than in earnest: a sportive show of affection. 3. pertaining to or of the nature of a sport or sports. 4. Biology. mutative. 5. Archaic. ardent; wanton. adjective 1. playful or joyous 2. done in jest rather than […]