disported


verb (used with object)

  1. to divert or amuse (oneself).
  2. to display (oneself) in a sportive manner: The picnickers disported themselves merrily on the beach.

verb (used without object)

  1. to divert oneself; sport.

noun

  1. diversion; amusement; play; sport.

verb

  1. (tr) to indulge (oneself) in pleasure
  2. (intr) to frolic or gambol

noun

  1. archaic amusement
v.

late 14c., from Anglo-French disporter “divert, amuse,” from Old French desporter “to seek amusement,” literally “carry away” (the mind from serious matters), from des- “away” (see dis-) + porter “to carry,” from Latin portare “to carry” (see port (n.1)).

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