sportsman, sportswoman


sportsman, sportswoman
noun (esp. BrE)
ADJECTIVE
famous
great, outstanding (BrE)

one of the greatest sportswomen this country has produced

all-round (BrE)
avid (AmE), keen

They are all keen sportsmen.

amateur, professional

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • sportsman — (or sportswoman) ► NOUN 1) a person who takes part in a sport, especially as a professional. 2) a person who behaves sportingly. DERIVATIVES sportsmanlike adjective sportsmanship noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sportsman — ⇒SPORT(S)MAN, (SPORTMAN, SPORTSMAN)subst. masc. A. Vieilli. Celui qui pratique le sport hippique. (...) tu ne peux manquer de devenir un sportsman accompli. Bon, fit Robert en riant, et Papa qui veut faire de moi un marin, que dira t il? (VERNE,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sportsman — sports|man [ˈspo:tsmən US ˈspo:rts ] n plural sportsmen [ mən] 1.) a man who plays several different sports →↑sportswoman ▪ He s a very keen sportsman . ▪ a talented all round sportsman 2.) AmE a man who enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sportswoman — sports|wom|an [ˈspo:tsˌwumən US ˈspo:rts ] n plural sportswomen [ ˌwımın] a woman who plays many different sports →↑sportsman ▪ great all round sportswoman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sportswoman — noun someone who engages in sports (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑sport, ↑sportsman • Derivationally related forms: ↑sportsmanship (for: ↑sportsman) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • sportsman — Synonyms and related words: Nimrod, adventurer, amateur athlete, archer, athlete, ballplayer, baseballer, baseman, batter, battery, beater, betting ring, bettor, big game hunter, blocking back, boneshaker, bowman, cardshark, cardsharp,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sportsman — (or sportswoman) noun (plural sportsmen or sportswomen) 1》 a person who takes part in a sport, especially as a professional. 2》 a person who behaves sportingly. Derivatives sportsmanlike adjective sportsmanship noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • sportsman — plural sportsmen noun (C) a man who plays several different sports, especially outdoor sports see also: sportswoman …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sportsman — n. (pl. men; fem. sportswoman, pl. women) 1 a person who takes part in much sport, esp. professionally. 2 a person who behaves fairly and generously. Derivatives: sportsmanlike adj. sportsmanly adj. sportsmanship n …   Useful english dictionary


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