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Noun: game  geym
  1. A contest with rules to determine a winner
    "you need four people to play this game"
     
  2. A single play of a sport or other contest
    "the game lasted two hours"
     
  3. 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"
     
  4. Animal hunted for food or sport
     
  5. (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
     
  6. (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win
    "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
     
  7. The flesh of wild animals that is used for food
     
  8. [informal] A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    "I saw through his little game from the start";
    - plot, secret plan
     
  9. The game equipment needed in order to play a particular game
    "the child received several games for his birthday"
     
  10. Frivolous or trifling behaviour
    "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"
     
  11. [informal] Your occupation or line of work
    "he's in the plumbing game";
    - biz [informal]
Adjective: game (gamer,gamest)  geym
  1. Willing or keen to do something
    - up for
     
  2. [informal] Willing to face danger
    - gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky [informal]
     
  3. [informal] Disabled in the feet or legs
    "a game leg";
    - crippled, halt [archaic], halting, lame, gimpy [N. Amer, informal]
Verb: game  geym
  1. Gamble on something
    - bet on, back, gage [archaic], stake, punt
     
  2. Manipulate or exploit a system to one's advantage, esp. in an unfair way
    "game the system of ranking musical hits by including free downloads";
    - play

Derived forms: gamest, games, gamer, gaming, gamed

See also: brave, courageous, unfit

Type of: activity, animal, animate being, beast, bet, brute, business, caper [informal], competition, contest, creature, diversion, division, fauna, frolic, gambol, game equipment, job, line, line of work, meat, occupation, part, play, recreation, romp, scheme, score, section, strategy, wager

Part of: set

Encyclopedia: Game, Set and Match