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  Definition of game
  1. a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
  2. a single play of a game; "the game lasted 2 hours"
  3. 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. frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"
  5. your occupation or line of work; "he''s in the plumbing game"; "she''s in show biz"
  6. animal hunted for food or sport
  7. the game equipment needed to play a game; "the child received several games for his birthday"
  8. 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"
  9. the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
  10. (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
  11. place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I''m betting on the new horse"
  12. willing to face danger
  13. disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
Similar Words: biz, plot, secret plan, bet on, back, gage, stake, punt, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky, crippled, halt, halting, lame

 

Hyponyms: curling, bowling, pall-mall, athletic game, child's game, card game, cards, table game, parlor game, parlour game, game of chance, gambling game, zero-sum game, away game, road game, home game, exhibition game, practice game, nightcap, twin bill, doubleheader, double feature, playoff game, cup tie, catch, party game, computer game, video game, pinball, pinball game, guessing game, ducks and drakes, mind game, paper chase, hare and hounds, ring-around-the-rosy, ring-around-a-rosy, ring-a-rosy, prisoner's base, treasure hunt, big game, game bird, counterplot, counterplan, intrigue, machination, conspiracy, cabal, venison, buffalo, rabbit, hare, ante, parlay, double up

 

Derivational Morphology: plot, bettor, better, wagerer, punter, gambling, gaming, play, stake, stakes, bet, wager

 

Language Translations:
Croatian: igra   Danish: spil  
Dutch: spel   Estonian: mäng  
Finnish: peli   French: jeu  
German: Spiel   Hebrew: משחק  
Hungarian: játék   Icelandic: leikur  
Ido: ludo   Interlingua: joco  
Italian: gioco   Japanese: 遊び  
Korean: 놀이   Latin: ludus  
Lithuanian: žaidimas   Norwegian: spill  
Polish: gra   Portuguese: jogo  
Romanian: joc   Russian: игра  
Slovene: igra   Spanish: juego  
Swedish: spel  
 
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