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Meaning of GAME

Pronunciation:  geym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
  2. [n]  a single play of a game; "the game lasted 2 hours"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  (informal) your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz"
  5. [n]  animal hunted for food or sport
  6. [n]  the game equipment needed to play a game; "the child received several games for his birthday"
  7. [n]  the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
  8. [n]  the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
  9. [adj]  willing to face danger
  10. [adj]  disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
  11. [v]  place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"

GAME is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: back, bet on, biz, brave, courageous, crippled, fearless, gage, gamey, gamy, gritty, halt, halting, lame, mettlesome, punt, spirited, spunky, stake, unfit
 See Also: activity, animal, animate being, ante, athletic game, away game, beast, bet, big game, bowling, brute, buffalo, business, card game, cards, catch, child's game, competition, computer game, contest, creature, cup tie, curling, diversion, double feature, double up, doubleheader, ducks and drakes, exhibition game, fauna, gambling game, game bird, game equipment, game of chance, guessing game, hare, hare and hounds, home game, job, line, line of work, meat, nightcap, occupation, pall-mall, paper chase, parlay, parlor game, parlour game, party game, pinball, pinball game, play, play, playoff game, practice game, prisoner's base, rabbit, recreation, ring-a-rosy, ring-around-a-rosy, ring-around-the-rosy, road game, score, shutout, table game, treasure hunt, turn, twin bill, venison, video game, wager



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Game\, a. [Cf. W. cam crooked, and E. gambol, n.]
    Crooked; lame; as, a game leg. [Colloq.]
  2. \Game\, n. [OE. game, gamen, AS. gamen, gomen, play, sport;
    akin to OS., OHG., & Icel. gaman, Dan. gammen mirth,
    merriment, OSw. gamman joy. Cf. {Gammon} a game,
    {Backgammon}, {Gamble} v. i.]
    1. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
             We have had pastimes here, and pleasant game.
    2. A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules,
       for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a
       game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc.
             But war's a game, which, were their subject wise,
             Kings would not play at.              --Cowper.
    Note: Among the ancients, especially the Greeks and Romans,
          there were regularly recurring public exhibitions of
          strength, agility, and skill under the patronage of the
          government, usually accompanied with religious
          ceremonies. Such were the Olympic, the Pythian, the
          Nemean, and the Isthmian games.
    3. The use or practice of such a game; a single match at
       play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.
             Talk the game o'er between the deal.  --Lloyd.
    4. That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the
       number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a
       game; as, in short whist five points are game.
    5. (Card Playing) In some games, a point credited on the
       score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
    6. A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or
       purpose; method of procedure; projected line of
       operations; plan; project.
             Your murderous game is nearly up.     --Blackw. Mag.
             It was obviously Lord Macaulay's game to blacken the
             greatest literary champion of the cause he had set
             himself to attack.                    --Saintsbury.
    7. Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats
       designed for, or served at, table.
             Those species of animals . . . distinguished from
             the rest by the well-known appellation of game.
    {Confidence game}. See under {Confidence}.
    {To make game of}, to make sport of; to mock. --Milton.
  3. \Game\, a.
    1. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock;
       ready to fight to the last; plucky.
             I was game . . . .I felt that I could have fought
             even to the death.                    --W. Irving.
    2. Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game,
       or to the act or practice of hunting.
    {Game bag}, a sportsman's bag for carrying small game
       captured; also, the whole quantity of game taken.
    {Game bird}, any bird commonly shot for food, esp. grouse,
       partridges, quails, pheasants, wild turkeys, and the shore
       or wading birds, such as plovers, snipe, woodcock, curlew,
       and sandpipers. The term is sometimes arbitrarily
       restricted to birds hunted by sportsmen, with dogs and
    {Game egg}, an egg producing a gamecock.
    {Game laws}, laws regulating the seasons and manner of taking
       game for food or for sport.
    {Game preserver}, a land owner who regulates the killing of
       game on his estate with a view to its increase. [Eng.]
    {To be game}.
       (a) To show a brave, unyielding spirit.
       (b) To be victor in a game. [Colloq.]
    {To die game}, to maintain a bold, unyielding spirit to the
       last; to die fighting.
  4. \Game\ (g[=a]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gamed} (g[=a]md); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Gaming}.] [OE. gamen, game?en, to rejoice, AS.
    gamenian to play. See {Game}, n.]
    1. To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English,
       impersonally with dative. [Obs.]
             God loved he best with all his whole hearte At alle
             times, though him gamed or smarte.    --Chaucer.
    2. To play at any sport or diversion.
    3. To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice,
       billiards, or other instruments, according to certain
       rules, with a view to win money or other thing waged upon
       the issue of the contest; to gamble.
Dream Dictionary
  1. Dreaming that you are hunting, shooting at, or killing game, refers to the game of life. It also represents your ability to keep your animalistic nature in check and in control.
  2. To dream that you are playing games means relaxation or competition. It may also represent the rules you play by.
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