Definition of Spectator sport

1. Noun. A sport that many people find entertaining to watch.

Generic synonyms: Athletics, Sport



Definition of Spectator sport

1. Noun. A sporting activity which has a relatively high ratio of watchers to direct participants. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) Something, especially a process or activity, which is a popular object of observation; an activity which a person prefers to watch rather than to participate in. ¹

3. Noun. (idiomatic) An activity which consists of watching or observing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spectator Sport

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spectacled caiman
spectacles
spectacular
spectacularity
spectacularly
spectacularness
spectaculars
spectate
spectated
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spectation
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spectator sport (current term)
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spectatorially
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specter
specter at the feast
specteral
specters
spectinomycin

Literary usage of Spectator sport

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1. Kenya and Tanzania by Claude Herve-Bazin, Judith Farr (2000)
"spectator sport with a difference—drifting over the savannah in a balloon. Mount Kenya offers numerous possibilities for hikers. Lenana Point is accessible ..."

2. Cruising the Mediterranean: A Guide to the Ports of Call by Larry H. Ludmer (2007)
"If you are interested in attending a spectator sport, contact the tourist information office in the places you'll be visiting to find out about schedules ..."

3. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1824)
"... man an unconcerned spectator; sport of bird-catchers, by counterfeiting the cry of the owl;in what manner the groat horned-owl is used by falconers to ..."

4. The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"... the theatre to spectator sport and the cinema" (Falk '994:64l. Because of this growing emphasis on the spectatorial at the expense of physical contact, ..."

5. Professional Sports: The Challenges Facing the Future of the Industry (1998)
"Second, by every survey, the NFL continues to be the most popular spectator sport in America. The NFL wants to ensure that each of our stadium venues ..."

6. Professional Sports: The Challenges Facing the Future of the Industry (1998)
"Second, by every survey, the NFL continues to be the most popular spectator sport in America. The NFL wants to ensure that each of our stadium venues ..."

7. State of the Nation: South Africa 20052006 by Sakhela Buhlungu (2006)
"Soccer is by far the world's most valuable spectator sport, and it translates into very big business indeed. The combination of a highly competitive team ..."

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