Pronunciation: (spôr'ting, spōr'-),[key] —adj. 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 risk, as in a sport.