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  1. game
    IPA[ɡām]
  2. noun

    • 1. a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck.

      Synonym : match, contest, tournament, meeting, sports meeting, meet, event, athletic event, fixture, tie, cup tie, test match, final, cup final, playoff, clash, playdown, split, tourney
    • 2. a meeting for sporting contests, especially track and field:

      the Olympic Games
    • 3. sports and athletic activities as organized in a school.

    • 4. the equipment for a game, especially a board game or a computer game.

    • 5. a person's performance in a game; a person's standard or method of play:

      he will attempt to raise his game to another level
    • 6. a complete episode or period of play, ending in a definite result:

      a baseball game
    • 7. a single portion of play forming a scoring unit in a match, especially in tennis.

    • 8. a score of 100 points for tricks bid and made (the best of three games constituting a rubber).

    • 9. a type of activity or business regarded as a game:

      this was a game of shuttle diplomacy at which I had become adept
      Synonym : business, profession, occupation, trade, industry, line (of work), line of business, field, province, area, racket
    • 10. a secret and clever plan or trick:

      I was on to his little game, but I didn't want him to know
      Synonym : scheme, plot, ploy, stratagem, strategy, gambit, cunning plan, master plan, grand design, crafty designs, tactics, trick, artifice, device, maneuver, wile, dodge, ruse, machination, contrivance, subterfuge, con, setup, scam, wheeze, shift
    • 11. wild mammals or birds hunted for sport or food.

    • 12. the flesh of mammals or birds, used as food.

      Synonym : wild animals, wild fowl, big game, quarry, prey

    adjective

    verb

    • 1. manipulate (a situation), typically in a way that is unfair or unscrupulous:

      it was very easy for a few big companies to game the system politicians blamed electricity generators for gaming the market
    • 2. play video or computer games:

      the majority of the audience are teens who game and watch anime
    • 3. play games of chance for money; gamble:

      other Russians gamed at the tables in Monte Carlo
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: game, plural noun: games

    • v.: verb: game, 3rd person present: games, gerund or present participle: gaming, past tense: gamed, past participle: gamed

    • adjective

      (of a person's leg) permanently injured or disabled:
    • noun

      an activity that one engages in for amusement or fun:

      a form of competitive activity or sport played according to rules:

    • adjective

      eager or willing to do something new or challenging:
    • verb

      manipulate (a situation), typically in a way that is unfair or unscrupulous:

      play video games:

    • adjective

      (of a person's leg) permanently injured or disabled:
    • noun

      a person who plays video games or participates in role-playing games:

      (especially in sports) a person known for consistently making a strong effort:

    • noun

      the action or practice of playing gambling games:

      the action or practice of playing video games:

    • noun

      the action or practice of playing gambling games:

      the action or practice of playing video games:

    • noun

      a person who plays video games or participates in role-playing games:

      a person known for consistently making a strong effort, especially in sport:

    • noun

      a military exercise carried out to test or improve tactical expertise.

      a simulated military conflict carried out as a game, leisure activity, or exercise in personal development.

    • verb

      engage in (a campaign or course of action) using the strategies of a war game:
    • noun

      a game played with a ball.

      a baseball game:

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