1. [ noun ] (sport) a single play of a game

"the game lasted 2 hours"

Related terms: contest playoff_game exhibition_game away_game twin_bill cup_tie nightcap home_game shutout
2. [ noun ] (games) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this 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. [ noun ] (games) 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"

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. [ noun ] (zoology) animal hunted for food or sport
Related terms: animal prey game_bird big_game
5. [ noun ] (games) the game equipment needed to play a game

"the child received several games for his birthday"

Related terms: game_equipment
6. [ noun ] (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win

"the game is 6 all" "he is serving for the game"

Related terms: score
7. [ noun ] (work) informal terms for your occupation
Synonyms: biz

"he's in the plumbing game" "she's in show biz"

Related terms: occupation colloquialism
8. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
Related terms: meat rabbit buffalo venison
9. [ noun ] frivolous or trifling behavior

"for actors, memorizing lines is no game" "for him, life is all fun and games"

Related terms: play
10. [ adjective ] willing to face danger
Synonyms: gamey gritty mettlesome spirited spunky gamy
Related terms: brave
11. [ adjective ] disabled in the feet or legs
Synonyms: crippled lame halting halt

"a crippled soldier" "a game leg"

Related terms: unfit
12. [ noun ] a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
Synonyms: plot secret_plan

"they concocted a plot to discredit the governor" "I saw through his little game from the start"

Related terms: scheme conspiracy intrigue counterplot plot
13. [ verb ] (games) place a bet on
Synonyms: bet_on stake punt gage back

"Which horse are you backing?" "I'm betting on the new horse"

Related terms: bet parlay ante bettor
Similar spelling:   gamey