Definition of Game

1. Noun. A contest with rules to determine a winner. "You need four people to play this game"

2. Verb. Place a bet on. "They game the money "; "I'm betting on the new horse"
Exact synonyms: Back, Bet On, Gage, Punt, Stake
Specialized synonyms: Ante, Double Up, Parlay
Generic synonyms: Bet, Play, Wager
Derivative terms: Gaming, Punter, Stake

3. Adjective. Disabled in the feet or legs. "A game leg"
Exact synonyms: Crippled, Gimpy, Halt, Halting, Lame
Similar to: Unfit
Derivative terms: Gameness, Gimpiness, Lameness

4. Noun. A single play of a sport or other contest. "The game lasted two hours"

5. Adjective. Willing to face danger.
Exact synonyms: Gamey, Gamy, Gritty, Mettlesome, Spirited, Spunky
Similar to: Brave, Courageous
Derivative terms: Grit, Mettlesomeness, Spunk

6. Noun. An amusement or pastime. "His life was all fun and games"

7. Noun. Animal hunted for food or sport.
Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Specialized synonyms: Big Game, Game Bird

8. Noun. (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves.
Category relationships: Lawn Tennis, Tennis
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Group relationships: Set

9. Noun. (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win. "He is serving for the game"
Generic synonyms: Score

10. Noun. The flesh of wild animals that is used for food.
Generic synonyms: Meat
Specialized synonyms: Venison, Buffalo, Hare, Rabbit
Derivative terms: Gamey, Gamy

11. Noun. A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal). "I saw through his little game from the start"
Exact synonyms: Plot, Secret Plan
Generic synonyms: Scheme, Strategy
Specialized synonyms: Counterplan, Counterplot, Intrigue, Machination, Cabal, Conspiracy
Derivative terms: Plot

12. Noun. The game equipment needed in order to play a particular game. "The child received several games for his birthday"
Generic synonyms: Game Equipment
Specialized synonyms: Puzzle

13. Noun. Your occupation or line of work. "She's in show biz"
Exact synonyms: Biz
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation
Language type: Colloquialism

14. Noun. Frivolous or trifling behavior. "For him, life is all fun and games"
Generic synonyms: Caper, Frolic, Gambol, Play, Romp

Definition of Game

1. a. Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.

2. n. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.

3. a. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.

4. v. i. To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.

Definition of Game

1. Noun. A pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment. In many games, the objective is to win by defeating the other player or players or being the first to reach a specified goal, while in others, role-playing or cooperation is emphasized. ¹

2. Noun. (countable sports) A contest between two individuals or teams. A game may refer to the entire encounter between the two (e.g. a basketball game), or to just one contest of several required to win (e.g. a tennis game). ¹

3. Noun. (countable military) An exercise simulating warfare for the purpose of training personnel, testing combat readiness, or to better understand various possible outcomes of various strategies or tactics. The exercise may involve human participants, or it may be simulated, often with the aid of computers. ¹

4. Noun. Wild animals hunted for food. ¹

5. Noun. (countable nearly always singular) A field of gainful activity, as an industry or profession. ¹

6. Noun. (uncountable informal used mostly of males) The ability to successfully seduce someone into a romantic or sexual relationship, usually achieved by pre-meditated strategy. ¹

7. Noun. One or more questionable, unethical, or illegal practices. ¹

8. Adjective. (colloquial) Willing to participate. ¹

9. Adjective. (context: of an animal) An animal that shows a tendency to continue to fight against another animal, despite being wounded, often severely. ¹

10. Adjective. Persistent, especially in senses similar to the above. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To gamble. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To play games and be a gamer. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To exploit loopholes in a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the spirit of the rules in effect, usually to obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive slang of males) To perform premeditated seduction strategy. ¹

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Definition of Game

1. plucky [v GAMED, GAMING, GAMES] - See also: plucky

Medical Definition of Game

1. 1. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic. "We have had pastimes here, and pleasant game." (Shak) 2. 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. "But war's a game, which, were their subject wise, Kings would not play at." (Cowper) Among the ancients, especially the Greeks and Romans, there were regularly recurring public exhibitions of strength, agility, and skill under the patronage of the government, usually accompanied with religious ceremonies. Such were the Olympic, the Pythian, the Nemean, and the Isthmian games. 3. The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards. "Talk the game o'er between the deal." (Lloyd) 4. 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. 5. In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest. 6. A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project. "Your murderous game is nearly up." (Blackw. Mag) "It was obviously Lord Macaulay's game to blacken the greatest literary champion of the cause he had set himself to attack." (Saintsbury) 7. Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table. "Those species of animals . . . Distinguished from the rest by the well-known appellation of game." (Blackstone) Confidence game. See Confidence. To make game of, to make sport of; to mock. Origin: OE. Game, gamen, AS. Gamen, gomen, play, sport; akin to OS, OHG, & Icel. Gaman, Dan. Gammen mirth, merriment, OSw. Gamman joy. Cf. Gammon a game, Backgammon, Gamble. 1. To rejoice; to be pleased; often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative. "God loved he best with all his whole hearte at alle times, though him gamed or smarte." (Chaucer) 2. To play at any sport or diversion. 3. 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. Origin: OE. Gamen, gameen, to rejoice, AS. Gamenian to play. See Game. 1. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky. "I was game . . . .I felt that I could have fought even to the death." (W. Irving) 2. Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting. Game bag, a sportsman's bag for carrying small game captured; also, the whole quantity of game taken. Game bird, any bird commonly shot for food, especially. Grouse, partridges, quails, pheasants, wild turkeys, and the shore or wading birds, such as plovers, snipe, woodcock, curlew, and sandpipers. The term is sometimes arbitrarily restricted to birds hunted by sportsmen, with dogs and guns. Game egg, an egg producing a gamecock. Game laws, laws regulating the seasons and manner of taking game for food or for sport. Game preserver, a land owner who regulates the killing of game on his estate with a view to its increase. To be game. To show a brave, unyielding spirit. To be victor in a game. To die game, to maintain a bold, unyielding spirit to the last; to die fighting. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Game

gambrel roof
gambrel roofs
game-time decision
game-time decisions
game bag
game bags
game bird
game birds
game board
game boards
game camera

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