Definition of gam
1. game [ n ] a single play of a game
Examples: "the game lasted 2 hours"
(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"
([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"
(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 sportUsed 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"
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"
7. game [ n ] informal terms for your occupation
Examples: "he's in the plumbing game" "she's in show biz"
8. game [ n ] the flesh of wild animals that is used for foodSynonyms 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"
10. game [ a ] willing to face dangerSynonyms 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"
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"
13. game [ v ] place a bet on
Examples: "Which horse are you backing?" "I'm betting on the new horse"
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