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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. disabled in the feet or legs; " a crippled soldier"; " a game leg"
  4. a contest with rules to determine a winner; " you need four people to play this game"
  5. a single play of a game; " the game lasted 2 hours"
  6. 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"
  7. animal hunted for food or sport
  8. the game equipment needed to play a game; " the child received several games for his birthday"
  9. the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
  10. the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; " the game is 6 all"; " he is serving for the game"
  11. willing to face danger
  12. frivolous or trifling behavior; " for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; " for him, life is all fun and games"
  13. your occupation or line of work; " he's in the plumbing game"; " she's in show biz"
  14. 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"
  15. ( games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; " the game is 6 all"; " he is serving for the game"
  16. Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.
  17. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
  18. 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.
  19. The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.
  20. 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.
  21. In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
  22. A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project.
  23. Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.
  24. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.
  25. To play at any sport or diversion.
  26. 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.
  27. To rejoice; to be pleased; - often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.
  28. A sport or amusement; fun; frolic; a single match at play; wild animals pursued and killed by shooting or hunting; any object of pursuit.
  29. Play for a stake or prize.
  30. Pertaining to animals or birds hunted or taken for sport; ready; plucky.
  31. Sport of any kind: an exercise for amusement: the stake in a game: wild animals protected by law and hunted by sportsmen.
  32. To play at any game: to play for money, to gamble.
  33. Sport; play; animals hunted.
  34. To play; gamble.
  35. To play a game for a stake.
  36. Of or pertaining to game.
  37. Ready to fight; unflinching.
  38. A contest for recreation or amusement; a jest; joke; sport.
  39. A scheme; plot.
  40. Wild animals collectively, or their flesh; any object of pursuit.
  41. Pertaining to game; plucky; keeping up one's pluck.
  42. Public diversions or contests exhibited as spectacles.
  43. 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.
  44. To play at any sport or diversion; to play for a stake or prize; to practise gambling.
  45. 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.
  46. To play at any sport; to gamble.
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Quotes of game

  1. These humiliations are the essence of the game – Alistair Cooke
  2. The game is never lost till won. – George Crabbe
  3. I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game I have always been a serious student of umpiring. I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning. – Jim Evans
  4. Well, you can't trust most people in this game period; it can be a very shady business. – Marvin Hagler
  5. So the better my partner or my opposition, however you like to think about it, the better my game – Jeremy Irons
  6. Since the beginning, I always loved the game When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted. – Mario Lemieux
  7. You need to feel that the game is important to you. Lose that feeling and you lose your edge. There's no faking that kind of emotion. You can't invent the feeling. It's got to be natural, real. – Dan Marino
  8. I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game drink Pepsi, wear Reebok. – Shaquille O'Neal
  9. I just love the feeling from the fans and when I'm walking on deck I can hear people screaming and wishing you the best. That puts you into the game more than anything. – David Ortiz
  10. A game is not won until it is lost. – David Pleat
  11. Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game – Branch Rickey
  12. Every game I played was a bonus. – Graham Roberts
  13. You never lose a game if the opponent doesn't score. – Darrell Royal
  14. I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all. – Dave Winfield
  15. Players like to know that they've discovered things that even the designers didn't know were in the game – Will Wright

Usage examples for game

  1. " 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
  2. 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
  3. How he got into the game I knew not. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  4. Says that's a game two can play at.... – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  5. If Pollit told all he knew, then the game was indeed up. – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  6. I said, " Dear me, that must be a very good game – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  7. The deacon had come over to see the game – The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson
  8. This ain't a woman's game – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  9. Wingo turned back to his game – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  10. If it's going to be a waiting game we can both play it. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  11. I wonder what her game can be." – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  12. Suddenly he understood Matthew's little game – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  13. " You know that game and I know this. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  14. Don't you think I know your game – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  15. It was like a child's game – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  16. She knows the game ' answered another. – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  17. Still he was game all right. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  18. Do you not want to make one in the game – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  19. You would try that game would you? – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  20. I've seen every big game for ten years, and I never saw anything half so good. – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln

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