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Definitions of game

  1. To play at any sport or diversion; to play for a stake or prize; to practise gambling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Play for a stake or prize. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To play at any game: to play for money, to gamble. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To play; gamble. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To play a game for a stake. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. To play at any sport; to gamble. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Public diversions or contests exhibited as spectacles. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. (informal) your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a single play of a game; "the game lasted 2 hours" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. animal hunted for food or sport Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. the game equipment needed to play a game; "the child received several games for his birthday" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. the flesh of wild animals that is used for food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. Crooked; lame; as, a game leg. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To play at any sport or diversion. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice, billiards, or other instruments, according to certain rules, with a view to win money or other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To rejoice; to be pleased; - often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A sport or amusement; fun; frolic; a single match at play; wild animals pursued and killed by shooting or hunting; any object of pursuit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Sport of any kind: an exercise for amusement: the stake in a game: wild animals protected by law and hunted by sportsmen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Sport; play; animals hunted. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. A contest for recreation or amusement; a jest; joke; sport. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Wild animals collectively, or their flesh; any object of pursuit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Sport of any kind; diversion; an exercise or play for amusement, winning a stake, &c; a single match at play; advantage in play; conquest in play; field sports, as the chase, falconry, &c.; animals pursued or taken in the chase or in the sports of the field; sport. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Wild animals pursued or taken by hunting; sport or diversion of any kind; contest for amusement; a single match at play; sportive insult or mockery. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Pertaining to animals or birds hunted or taken for sport; ready; plucky. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. Of or pertaining to game. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Ready to fight; unflinching. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Pertaining to game; plucky; keeping up one's pluck. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for game

  1. If Pollit told all he knew, then the game was indeed up. – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  2. How he got into the game I knew not. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
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