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Definitions of game

  1. place a bet on; " Which horse are you backing?"; " I'm betting on the new horse"
  2. ( informal) your occupation or line of work; " he's in the plumbing game"; " she's in show biz"
  3. a contest with rules to determine a winner; " you need four people to play this game"
  4. a single play of a game; " the game lasted 2 hours"
  5. 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"
  6. animal hunted for food or sport
  7. the game equipment needed to play a game; " the child received several games for his birthday"
  8. the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
  9. the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; " the game is 6 all"; " he is serving for the game"
  10. frivolous or trifling behavior; " for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; " for him, life is all fun and games"
  11. 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"
  12. ( games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; " the game is 6 all"; " he is serving for the game"
  13. Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.
  14. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
  15. 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.
  16. The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.
  17. 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.
  18. In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
  19. A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project.
  20. Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.
  21. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.
  22. To play at any sport or diversion.
  23. 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.
  24. To rejoice; to be pleased; - often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.
  25. A sport or amusement; fun; frolic; a single match at play; wild animals pursued and killed by shooting or hunting; any object of pursuit.
  26. Play for a stake or prize.
  27. Pertaining to animals or birds hunted or taken for sport; ready; plucky.
  28. Sport of any kind: an exercise for amusement: the stake in a game: wild animals protected by law and hunted by sportsmen.
  29. To play at any game: to play for money, to gamble.
  30. Sport; play; animals hunted.
  31. To play; gamble.
  32. To play a game for a stake.
  33. Of or pertaining to game.
  34. Ready to fight; unflinching.
  35. A contest for recreation or amusement; a jest; joke; sport.
  36. Wild animals collectively, or their flesh; any object of pursuit.
  37. Pertaining to game; plucky; keeping up one's pluck.
  38. Public diversions or contests exhibited as spectacles.
  39. 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.
  40. To play at any sport or diversion; to play for a stake or prize; to practise gambling.
  41. 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.
  42. To play at any sport; to gamble.
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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
  3. It was like a child's game. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  4. Suddenly he understood Matthew's little game. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  5. This ain't a woman's game." – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  6. Still he was game, all right. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  7. The deacon had come over to see the game. – The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson
  8. He took it to be a game which he did not understand; as indeed it was- the game of life. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. Do you not want to make one in the game? – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  10. " You know that game and I know this. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  11. Don't you think I know your game? – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  12. She knows the game, ' answered another. – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  13. I've seen every big game for ten years, and I never saw anything half so good. – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
  14. If it's going to be a waiting game, we can both play it. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  15. You would try that game, would you? – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  16. Says that's a game two can play at.... – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  17. " I'm afraid he was hurt," he said to himself; " and if he should lose the game, he'd never get over it. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  18. Wingo turned back to his game. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  19. I wonder what her game can be." – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  20. I said, " Dear me, that must be a very good game." – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
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