Sports category

 

Under construction

 

This category was constructed by students to study the salience of sports in American college newspapers. It is oriented to American sports and the American college sports atmosphere.

 

ADVERSARY

Sports

AGGRESSIVE

Sports

adjective: Characterized by aggression, tending to aggress, making the first attack, energetic, vigorous.

AGGRESSIVENESS

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AGGRESSOR

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AGILITY

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AMATEUR

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ATHLETIC

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AUTOMOBILE

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AVERAGE#2

Sports

30% noun: An arithmetic mean, an approximation to this

BALL#2

Sports

25% noun-adj: A game which is played with a ball

BASE#1

Sports

22% noun: A foundation, place of operation (2), minimum level (2)

BASEBALL

Sports

noun-adj: Popular team sport or the ball used in same, having to do with that sport

BASKETBALL

Sports

indoor sport played on a court

BAT#1

Sports

equipment used in a baseball game

BEAT#2

Sports

88% verb: To strike repeatedly, defeat or outperform (6)

BOARD#3

Sports

11% noun: Slab of wood, panel (includes diving board, dash board, etc.)

BOWL#2

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BOX#2

Sports

9% verb: To fight with fists, strike

BOX#4

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4% noun-adj: "Boxing"--the sport

BOXER

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CAMP#3

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3% noun-adj: "Camping"--descriptive of establishing temporary shelter, the activity of going into the woods

CANOE

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noun: A light slender boat

CAPTAIN

Sports

leader of a team

CATCH#1

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88% verb: To capture, ensnare, get hold of; attract (1); contract (disease) (1); to absorb as to hear and understand (0)

CATCHER

Sports

position in baseball; receives the ball from the pitcher

CAUGHT#1

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96% verb: Past tense of "catch"--to have captured, ensnared, attracted (0); contracted (0); to have absorbed, as to hear and understand (0)

CHALLENGE#1

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72% noun: Confrontation, contest, difficult task, generally with a connotation of provocativeness or stimulation

CHALLENGE#2

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19% verb: To confront with a contest or problem

CHAMP

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CHAMPION

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winner in a sporting event

CHAMPIONSHIP

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CHEERLEADER

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members of an organization that cheer during a sporting event

COACH#1

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COACH#2

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COMEBACK

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COMPETITION

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COMPETITIVE

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COMPETITOR

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CONTEND

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CONTEST#2

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CREW

Sports

water sport that involves rowing

CROWD#1

Sports

62% noun: A throng

DEFEAT#1

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45% noun: A lost contest

DEFEAT#2

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55% verb: To overthrow or overcome

DEFEND

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verb: To ward off or repulse attacks, to uphold

DEFENDER

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DEFENSE

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noun-adj: Resistance or protection against attack, whether physical, verbal or otherwise

DIVE

Sports

water sport which uses a diving board

DIVER

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DOUBLE#6

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0% idiom-noun: "Double play"--a baseball play by which two players are put out

EQUIPMENT

Sports

noun: Gear for a specified purpose

EXERCISE#2

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FAN#1

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76% noun: Devotee, enthusiast

FIELD#1

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noun: A piece of land (53); a realm of knowledge, work, or observation, a area where someone or something is active, background (52)

FIELD#2

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1% verb: To handle or answer, to catch in baseball, to put on a field

FIGHT#1

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24% noun: Conflict

FIGHTER

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FITNESS

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FOOTBALL

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FUMBLE

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GAME#1

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75% noun: An amusement or competitive activity played by various persons according to a set of rules

GAME#4

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1% idiom-verb: "Throw the game"--to arrange to lose--handled by "throw"

GOAL

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noun: Aim, end, point of achievement or success

GYMNAST

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GYMNASTIC

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HUDDLE#1

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HUDDLE#2

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INNING

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INTRAMURAL

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sports among members of the same organization

KICK#2

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13% idiom-verb: 'kick off'--eject, expel, commence

LEAGUE#1

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86% noun: An association or alliance

LOSER

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LOST#2

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6% verb: Past tense of "lose"--failed, was defeated

MEET#4

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37% noun-adj: A "meeting"--a convocation, a social or political event

MOUND

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MUSCLE

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MUSCULAR

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OPPONENT

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noun: Adversary

PENALTY

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PITCH#2

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PLATE

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PLAY#1

Sports

87% verb: To perform some activity for recreation--playing games, sports, also, playing a musical instrument (27)

PLAY#5

Sports

0% idiom-noun: "Double play"--a baseball play in which two people are put out --handled by "double"

PLAYER

Sports

noun: Participant in an activity

POOL#1

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PRACTICE#1

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61% verb: To repeatedly or customarily perform an act or custom, often for the sake of improvement

PROFESSIONAL

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QUARTER#1

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56% noun: The fraction - one fourth

QUARTERBACK

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position in football; one who throws the ball

RACE#2

Sports

11% noun-adj: Contest involving running, politically (10), or physically (1)

RECEIVER

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RECREATION

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RECRUIT#1

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ROW#2

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RUN#1

Sports

61% verb: General sense of motion, defined differently for different classes of moving things--to move quickly, proceed, extend, pass, flow, etc.

RUN#9

Sports

1% noun-adj: An occasion or instance of running--'a run,' or the activity in general--"running"

RUNNER

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SAIL#2

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SET#2

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7% noun: Collection, group, series

SETTER

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SKI#1

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SKI#2

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SKILL#1

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71% noun-adj: Ability (usually acquired)

SLIDE#2

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SPECTATOR

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SPORT#1

Sports

94% noun-adj: Athletic pastime

SPORT#3

Sports

3% adj: "Sporting"--given to gaming, relating to athletics

SQUAD

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STADIUM

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STEAL#2

Sports

40% noun: "Stealing" - theft, thievery

STICK#1

Sports

39% noun: A bar-shaped object

STOLEN#1

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STRENGTH

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noun: The quality of being strong or powerful physically, intellect- ually, morally, etc.

STRETCH#2

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STRIKE#5

Sports

5% noun: A liability, derived from baseball - "two strikes against me"

STRONG#1

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67% adjective: Powerful, intense, secure

SURFBOARD

Sports

equipment used in surfing

SWAM

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SWEAT#1

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SWEAT#2

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SWIM#1

Sports

57% verb: To move in water by strokes

SWIM#2

Sports

7% noun: A period of swimming

SWIM#3

Sports

37% noun-adj: "Swimming"--moving through water

SWIMMER

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SWING#1

Sports

64% verb: To make or cause angular motion, to bring around

TEAM

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TENNIS

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THROW#1

Sports

85% verb: To hurl, to toss

THROW#2

Sports

1% verb-idiom: "Throw the game" - to arrange to lose

TIE#4

Sports

0% verb: To make even (i.e. the score)

TOUCH#8

Sports

2% idiom-noun: "Touch football"

TOUCHDOWN

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a way to acquire points in football

TRACK#1

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VICTOR

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VICTORIOUS

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VICTORY

Sports

noun: Triumph

VOLLEYBALL

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WALK#2

Sports

7% noun: A period of walking for exercise or pleasure, an amount of walking; a place for walking (0)

WHISTLE#1

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WIN#1

Sports

93% verb: To gain, to gain a victory

WIN#2

Sports

2% noun-adj: "Winning" - victory, producing victory

WIN#4

Sports

0% noun: "Win" - a victory

WINNER

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WRESTLE

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YARD#2

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25% noun: A unit of linear measure, equal to three feet.

ATHLETE

Sports

one who plays sports

BENCH

Sports

place for players to sit during a sporting event

BIKE

Sports

piece of equipment with two wheels

BIKER

Sports

someone who bikes

GOALIE

Sports

position in hockey, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, water polo; one who guards the goal

GOLF

Sports

outdoor sport

GYM

Sports

area in which sports are played

HOCKEY

Sports

ice sport

IHL

Sports

international hockey league

INFIELD

Sports

position in baseball

JV

Sports

junior varsity (lower level of skill)

KICKOFF

Sports

part of a football game

LACROSSE

Sports

outdoor sport

LINEBACK

Sports

position in football

MASCOT

Sports

team cheerleader

MITT

Sports

equipment used in a baseball game

MLB

Sports

major league baseball (organization)

NBA

Sports

national basketball association (organization)

NCAA

Sports

national collegiate athletic association

NFL

Sports

national football league

NIKE

Sports

brand name for sports equipment, apparell, etc

OFFENSE

Sports

scoring position

OLYMPICS

Sports

event involving many countries and sports

OUTFIELD

Sports

position in baseball

PADS

Sports

protective equipment in a sport

PITCHER

Sports

position in baseball; one who throws the ball to the catcher

REFEREES

Sports

officials in certain sporting events (football, soccer, hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, etc)

RUGBY

Sports

outdoor sport

SLAPSHOT

Sports

type of shot in hockey

SOCCER

Sports

outdoor and indoor sport played on a field

SOFTBALL

Sports

outdoor sport played on a field

SQUASH

Sports

indoor sport

SURFING

Sports

water sport

TACKLE

Sports

an action in football

UMPIRE

Sports

official in certain sports (baseball, softball)

UNDEFEAT

Sports

complete winning season

UNIFORMS

Sports

attire for a sports team

VARSITY

Sports

higher level of skill in a sport

WNBA

Sports

women's national basketball association (organization)

WRISTSHOT

Sports

type of shot in hockey

ZONE

Sports

area in a playing field