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1. game [ n ] a single play of a game
Examples: "the game lasted 2 hours"

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Bill_Kunkel , Bob_Hartman and Ed_Keegan did the mound chores for the club down from West_Palm_Beach to play the game before 767 paying customers in Miami_Stadium .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Moritz was bothered during the first two games this year by a pulled muscle in the thigh of his right ( kicking ) leg and , as a result , several of his successful conversions have gone barely far enough .

He kicked several while playing at Stamford_High_School , including one that beat Anson , 3 - 0 , in a 1953 district game .

His statistical record that year , when Texas won only one game and lost nine , was far from impressive : he carried the ball three times for a net gain of 10 yards , punted once for 39 yards and caught one pass for 13 yards .

In their first three games , the Longhorns have had the ball 41 times and scored 16 times , or 40 per_cent their total passing yardage in three games , 447 on 30 completions in 56 attempts , is only 22 yards short of their total passing yardage in 1959 , when they made 469 on 37 completions in 86 tries .

Synonyms game Related Terms contest playoff_game exhibition_game away_game twin_bill cup_tie nightcap home_game shutout

2. game [ n ] a contest with rules to determine a winner
Examples: "you need four people to play this game"

Used in print:

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Hallmark_Cards_,_Inc. , Kansas_City , Mo. , has a do-it-yourself quiz game called `` Benefit_Bafflers '' , which it distributes to employees .

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

Moving around camp we saw all kinds of camp stoves , lanterns , coolers , bedding , games , fishing_tackle , windbreaks and sunshades .

(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)

It was strictly the deputy 's game , but McBride had gone too far to throw_in .

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

Watching her , he felt like a spectator at a tennis game , with the ball being bounced back_and_forth .

(Samuel Elkin, "The Ball Player," Nugget, 6: 5...)

The game was resumed .

Synonyms game Related Terms activity card_game child's_game parlor_game table_game pall-mall curling athletic_game bowling zero-sum_game game_of_chance turn side horn move played defending replay playing_period penalty course play_out run_off

3. game [ n ] an amusement or pastime
Examples: "they played word games" "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time" "his life was all fun and games"

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

A two run homer by Norm_Siebern and a solo_blast by Bill_Tuttle tied the game , and single runs in the eighth and ninth gave the Athletics their fifth victory in eight starts .

Hansen will engage in his first workout at Miami_Stadium prior to the opening tomorrow night of a two game weekend series with the New_York Yankees .

Ralph_Houk , successor to Casey_Stengel at the Yankee helm , plans to bring the entire New_York squad here from St._Petersburg , including Joe_Dimaggio and large crowds are anticipated for both weekend games .

Just before game time , Robinson 's pretty wife , Connie informed him that an addition to the family can be expected late next summer .

Waters injured his left knee in the last game of the 1960 season .

Synonyms game Related Terms diversion pinball party_game ring-around-the-rosy paper_chase prisoner's_base computer_game mind_game ducks_and_drakes treasure_hunt guessing_game catch

4. game [ n ] animal hunted for food or sport

Used in print:

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

The collector enjoys the contact with rural life ; he hunts folklore for the very `` field and stream '' reasons that many persons hunt game ; and only rarely is he acutely concerned with the meaning of what he has located .

Synonyms game Related Terms animal prey game_bird big_game

5. game [ n ] the game equipment needed to play a game
Examples: "the child received several games for his birthday"

Synonyms game Related Terms game_equipment

6. game [ n ] (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win
Examples: "the game is 6 all" "he is serving for the game"

Synonyms game Related Terms score

7. game [ n ] informal terms for your occupation
Examples: "he's in the plumbing game" "she's in show biz"

Synonyms game biz Related Terms occupation colloquialism

8. game [ n ] the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

Synonyms game Related Terms meat rabbit buffalo venison

9. game [ n ] frivolous or trifling behavior
Examples: "for actors, memorizing lines is no game" "for him, life is all fun and games"

Synonyms game Related Terms play

10. game [ a ] willing to face danger

Synonyms gamy gamey gritty mettlesome spirited spunky game Related Terms brave

11. game [ a ] disabled in the feet or legs
Examples: "a crippled soldier" "a game leg"

Synonyms crippled lame halting game halt Related Terms unfit

12. game [ n ] a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
Examples: "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor" "I saw through his little game from the start"

Synonyms plot game secret_plan Related Terms scheme conspiracy intrigue counterplot plot

13. game [ v ] place a bet on
Examples: "Which horse are you backing?" "I'm betting on the new horse"

Synonyms bet_on stake game gage punt back Related Terms bet parlay ante bettor

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