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Meaning & Definition of Game in English

English

Game

/gem/

noun

1. A contest with rules to determine a winner

  • "You need four people to play this game"
    synonym:
  • game

2. A single play of a sport or other contest

  • "The game lasted two hours"
    synonym:
  • game

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"
    synonym:
  • game

4. Animal hunted for food or sport

    synonym:
  • game

5. (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves

    synonym:
  • game

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"
    synonym:
  • game

7. The flesh of wild animals that is used for food

    synonym:
  • game

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • plot
  • ,
  • secret plan
  • ,
  • game

9. The game equipment needed in order to play a particular game

  • "The child received several games for his birthday"
    synonym:
  • game

10. Your occupation or line of work

  • "He's in the plumbing game"
  • "She's in show biz"
    synonym:
  • game
  • ,
  • biz

11. Frivolous or trifling behavior

  • "For actors, memorizing lines is no game"
  • "For him, life is all fun and games"
    synonym:
  • game

verb

1. Place a bet on

  • "Which horse are you backing?"
  • "I'm betting on the new horse"
    synonym:
  • bet on
  • ,
  • back
  • ,
  • gage
  • ,
  • stake
  • ,
  • game
  • ,
  • punt

adjective

1. Disabled in the feet or legs

  • "A crippled soldier"
  • "A game leg"
    synonym:
  • crippled
  • ,
  • halt
  • ,
  • halting
  • ,
  • lame
  • ,
  • gimpy
  • ,
  • game

2. Willing to face danger

    synonym:
  • game
  • ,
  • gamy
  • ,
  • gamey
  • ,
  • gritty
  • ,
  • mettlesome
  • ,
  • spirited
  • ,
  • spunky

Examples of using

What was the final score in today's game?
I think Tom will like this game.
We played a good game of tennis.