Meaning of “sporting” in the English Dictionary

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"sporting" in British English

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sportingadjective

uk /ˈspɔː.tɪŋ/ us /ˈspɔːrt.ɪŋ/

relating to sports:

The Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world.

old-fashioned showing fairness and respect towards an opposing team or player

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  • a sporting idol
  • the sporting calendar
  • We offer our guests a wide range of sporting activities.
  • Corporate-hospitality firms make block bookings at big sporting events.
  • He was always very proud of his son's sporting prowess.

(Definition of “sporting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sporting" in American English

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sportingadjective

us /ˈspɔrt̬·ɪŋ, ˈspoʊrt̬-/

connected with sports:

The Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world.

(Definition of “sporting” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)