Meaning of “sports” in the English Dictionary

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"sports" in British English

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sportsadjective [ before noun ]

uk /spɔːts/ us /spɔːrts/

B1 relating to sport:

sports equipment.
It's the school sports day on Monday.

More examples

  • a sports presenter
  • a sports columnist
  • a dedicated sports channel
  • I thought I'd take advantage of the sports facilities while I'm here.
  • Do you belong to a sports club?

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

"sports" in American English

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sportsadjective [ not gradable ]

us /spɔrts, spoʊrts/

connected with sports:

He only reads the sports section of the newspaper.

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