|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"
|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"
|7.||[ noun ] (work) informal terms for your occupation|
"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"
|10.||[ adjective ] willing to face danger|
|Synonyms:||gamey gritty mettlesome spirited spunky gamy|
|11.||[ adjective ] disabled in the feet or legs|
|Synonyms:||crippled lame halting halt|
"a crippled soldier" "a game leg"
|12.||[ noun ] 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"
|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|