Definitions of game

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