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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Definitions for disport

  1. To amuse oneself in light or lively manner; to frolic.
  2. To divert or amuse.
  3. To display.

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Citations for disport
If you confine the kids' drinking to the college area, they will disport there and lessen the problem of the drunken car ride coming back from the out-of-town bar. William F. Buckley Jr., National Review
I had to laugh, picturing Stuart and me in a red enamel tub, disporting ourselves among the suds. Jacquelyn Mitchard, The Most Wanted
Origin of disport
Disport derives from Old French desporter, "to divert," from des-, "apart" (from Latin dis-) + porter, "to carry" (from Latin portare) -- hence to disport is at root "to carry apart, or away" (from business or seriousness).
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