English Vocabulary|Sports

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The list of english vocabulary Sports word with mean

NOUN

sport

[spɔrt]

a game or other activity that needs physical effort and skill

TYPES OF SPORTS

aerobics [εəroʊbɪks] a form of exercise that makes your heart and lungs stronger; do aerobics

badminton

[bædmɪntən]

a game in which two or four players stand on either side of a high net and get points by hitting a small object (called a shuttlecock or birdie) across it using a racket; play badminton

baseball

[beɪsbɔl]

a game in which two teams of nine players get points by hitting a ball with a bat and running around four bases in a large field; play baseball

English Vocabulary**Geographical place names**

basketball

[bɑskɪtbɔl, bæs-]

a game in which two teams of five players each try to throw a large ball through a round net hanging from a high metal ring; play basketball

boxing

[bɒksɪŋ]

a sport in which two people fight following special rules

cricket

[krɪkɪt]

a game played by two teams who try to score points by hitting a ball with a wooden bat; play cricket

 

darts

[dɑrts]

a game in which you throw darts (= small pointed objects) at a round board that has numbers on it; play darts

football

[fʊtbɔl]

1 a game in which two teams of eleven players try to get an oval (= egg-shaped) ball to their opponents’ end of the field; play football (In British English, use

golf

[gɒlf]

a game in which you use long sticks (called golf clubs) to hit a small, hard ball into a hole in the ground; play golf

gymnastics

[dʒɪmnæstɪks]

a sport that consists of physical exercises that develop your strength and your ability to move easily; do gymnastics

hockey

[hɒki]

a sport in which two teams of eleven players use long curved sticks to hit a small hard ball; play hockey

horseback riding

[hɔrsbæk raɪdɪŋ]

the sport of riding on a horse; go horseback riding (In British English, use horse-riding)

horse racing

[hɔrs reɪsɪŋ] a sport in which riders (called jockeys) race against each other on horses

horse-riding (BRIT)
see horseback riding

ice skating

[aɪs skeɪtɪŋ] the sport of moving around on ice wearing ice skates; go ice skating

jogging

[dʒɒgɪŋ]

the sport of running slowly; go jogging

judo

[dʒʊdoʊ]

a sport in which two people try to throw each other to the ground; do

judo karate

[kərɑti]

a Japanese sport in which people fight using their hands, feet, and legs; do karate

rugby

[rʌgbi]

a game in which two teams try to get a ball past a line at the end of the field; play rugby

skiing

[skɪɪŋ]

the sport of traveling over snow on skis; go skiing

snooker

[snʊkər]

a game that is played on a special table. Players use a long stick to hit a white ball so that it knocks colored balls into holes around the edge of the table; play snooker (mainly BRIT)

soccer

[sɒkər]

a game in which two teams of eleven players try to win points by kicking the ball into an area at their opponent’s end of the field (In British English, use football)

squash

[skwɒʃ]

a game in which two players hit a small rubber ball against the walls of a court; play squash

swimming

[swɪmɪŋ]

the sport of moving through water using your arms and legs; go swimming

tennis

[tεnɪs]

a game for two or four players, who use rackets (= special bats) to hit a ball across a net between them; a game of tennis; play tennis

volleyball

[vɒlibɔl]

a game in which two teams hit a large ball over a high net with their arms or hands; play volleyball

windsurfing

[wɪndsɜrfɪŋ]

a sport in which you move across water on a long narrow board with a sail on it; go windsurfing

PEOPLE

athlete

[æθlit]

someone who is good at physical sports, exercise, or games, especially in competitions

captain

[kæptɪn]

the leader of a sports team

champion

[tʃæmpɪən]

the winner of a sports competition or game; the world champion

coach

[koʊtʃ]

someone who is in charge of teaching a person or a sports team

fan

[fæn]

someone who likes a particular sport, team, or player very much; football fans

opponent

[əpoʊnənt]

the person who is against you in a sports competition

player

[pleɪər]

a person who takes part in a sport or game

referee

[rεfərɪ]

the person who makes sure that players do not break the rules in a match

spectator

[spεkteɪtər]

someone who is watching a sports event

team

[tɪm]

a group of people who play a sport against other groups of people

umpire

[ʌmpaɪr]

someone who watches a game such as tennis or baseball to make sure that the players do not break the rules

winner

[wɪnər]

the person who wins a prize, a race, or a competition


PLACES

boxing ring

[bɒksɪŋ rɪŋ]

a square area with ropes around it, where boxing matches take place

court

[kɔrt]

an area for playing a game such as tennis or basketball; a tennis court

golf course

[gɒlf kɔrs]

an area of land where people play golf

gymnasium

[dʒɪmneɪʒɪəm]

a room or hall with equipment for doing physical exercise

ice rink

[aɪs rɪŋk]

an area of ice that people can skate on

pitch

[pɪtʃ]

an area of ground that is used for playing a game such as football; a football pitch

racetrack

[reɪstræk]

a track that is used for races

stadium

[steɪdɪəm]

a large sports field with rows of seats all around it; a football stadium

swimming pool

[swɪmɪŋ pul]

a place that has been built for people to swim in


EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING

ball

[bɔl]

a round object that you kick, throw, or hit in some sports and games

basket

[bɑskɪt, bæs-]

the net that you throw the ball through in basketball

bat

[bæt]

a long piece of wood that is used for hitting the ball in games such as baseball or cricket; a baseball/cricket bat

golf club

[gɒlf klʌb]

a long, thin, metal stick that you use to hit the ball in golf

net

[nεt]

1 in tennis, and some other sports, the piece of material across the center of the court that the ball has to go over

2 in soccer, the material that is attached to the back of the goal

3 in basketball, the loose material that hangs from the ring

racket

[rækɪt]

a thing with a long handle and a round part with strings stretched across it, used for hitting the ball
in some games; a tennis/badminton racket

skis

[skɪz]

long, flat, narrow pieces of wood, metal, or plastic that you fasten to your boots so that you can move easily over snow


COMPETITIONS

championship

[tʃæmpɪənʃɪp]

a competition to find the best player or team in a particular sport or game

competition

[kɒmpɪtɪʃən]

an event in which people try to show that they are best at an activity

final

[faɪnəl]

the last game or race in a series, that decides who is the winner; play in the final

foul

[faʊl]

an action that breaks the rules of a particular sport

game

[geɪm]

1 an activity or a sport in which you try to win; a game of tennis

2 one particular occasion when you play a game

goal

[goʊl]

1 the place, in games such as soccer, where the players try to put the ball in order to win a point for their team

2 a point that is scored when the ball goes into the goal in games such as soccer

halftime

[hæftaɪm]

the short period between the two parts of a game when the players can rest

match

[mætʃ]

a sports game between two people or teams; a tennis match

medal

[mεdəl]

a piece of metal that is give to the person who wins a race or competition; a gold/silver/bronze medal

point

[pɔɪnt]

a mark that you win in a game or a sport

race

[reɪs]

a competition to see who is the fastest

score

[skɔr]

the result of a game

tie

[taɪ]

an occasion when both teams have the same number of points at the end of a game

tournament

[tʊərnəmənt, tɜr]

a sports competition in which each player who wins a game plays another game, until just one person or team (the winner) remains

the World Cup

[ðə wɜrld kʌp]

an international soccer tournament that is held every four years in a different country


VERBS

beat

[bɪt]

to defeat someone in a race or competition

catch

[kætʃ]

to take and hold a ball that is moving through the air

defend

[dɪfεnd]

to try to stop the other team from getting points

draw

[drɔ]

to finish a game with the same number of points as the other player or team

hit

[hɪt]

to bat a ball with a lot of force

jump

[dʒʌmp]

to bend your knees, push against the ground with your feet, and move quickly upwards into the air

kick

[kɪk]

to hit a ball with your foot

lose

[luz]

to not win a game

miss

[mɪs] to not manage to hit or catch something

practice

[præktɪs]

to do a sport regularly in order to do it better (In British English, use pratise)

save

[seɪv]

to stop the ball from going into the goal in a sports game; save a goal

score

[skɔr]

to get a goal or a point in a sports competition

serve

[sɜrv]

to hit the ball to start part of a game in a tennis match

ski

[ski]

to move over snow or water on skis

swim

[swɪm]

to move through water by making movements with your arms and legs

throw

[θroʊ]

to use your hand to make a ball move through the air

tie

[taɪ]

if two teams tie, they have the same number of points at the end of a game

train

[treɪn]

to prepare for a sports competition; train for a match

win

[wɪn]

to do better than everyone else in a race or a game; win a game


ADJECTIVES

in the lead

[ɪn ðə lid]

in front of all the other people in a race

professional

[prəfεʃənəl]

doing a particular activity as a job rather than just for pleasure