Definition of Cavort

1. Verb. Play boisterously. "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

Exact synonyms: Disport, Frisk, Frolic, Gambol, Lark, Lark About, Rollick, Romp, Run Around, Skylark, Sport
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Frolic, Gambol, Lark, Romp, Romper, Sport



Definition of Cavort

1. v. i. To prance ostentatiously; -- said of a horse or his rider.

Definition of Cavort

1. Verb. (originally) To prance, said of mounts ¹

2. Verb. To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cavort

1. to frolic [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: frolic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cavort

cavity wall
cavityless
caviuna wood
cavo-atrial junction
cavo-atrial junctions
cavo-rilievo
cavoatrial
cavoatrial junction
cavoatrial junctions
cavogram
cavography
cavoite
cavopulmonary anastomosis
cavopulmonary shunt
cavorite
cavort (current term)
cavorted
cavorter
cavorters
cavorting
cavortings
cavorts
cavosurface
cavosurface angle
cavosurface bevel
cavum
cavum abdominis
cavum articulare
cavum conchae
cavum coronale

Literary usage of Cavort

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"cavort — -contd. 1856 They go cavorting out, ... 1861 cavort round the country on horseback. — Harper s Weekly, Oct. 5. ..."

2. A Word a Day Intermediate by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Stephanie Wright, Sarita Chavez Silverman, Evan-Moor Corporation (2002)
"esteem noun a very positive opinion synonym: respect cavort verb to run and jump around ... The children love to cavort in the sprinklers on hot afternoons. ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"curvet, cavort (US ... curvet, cavort (US; colloq.). 2. See CAPER. 2. See RIDE, CAPER, SWAGGER. prayer, n. 1. See APPEAL. 2. Referring to an appeal to God: ..."

4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"The falling of the bergs was called calving. cavort ... As long as there has been a stage for pretty women to cavort on, there have been impressionable ..."

5. Nick of the Woods: Or, The Jibbenainosay; a Tale of Kentucky by Robert Montgomery Bird (1853)
"... I came here not to talk nor cavort,* but to show that I'm the man, ... promising her a world of Indian * cavort,—to play pranks, to gasconade. ..."

6. In Other Words by Franklin Pierce Adams (1912)
"Tell me why, O maid magnetic, Sybaris will not cavort — Him that used to be athletic, Him that used to be a sport? Sybaris will not cavort On the field or ..."

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