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Definition 1: a contest with rules to determine a winner - [noun denoting act]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you need four people to play this game

(game is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of game ) a game in which the total of all the gains and losses is zero

(... is a kind of game ) a game that involves gambling

(... is a kind of game ) a game suitable for playing in a parlor

(... is a kind of game ) a game that is played on a table

(... is a kind of game ) a game played with playing cards

(... is a kind of game ) a game enjoyed by children

(... is a kind of game ) a game involving athletic activity

(... is a kind of game ) a 17th century game; a wooden ball was driven along an alley with a mallet

(... is a kind of game ) a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them

(... is a kind of game ) a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target

(game is the domain which ... is member of) (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win

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

(game is the domain which ... is member of) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(game is the domain which ... is member of) decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff

(game is the domain which ... is member of) play to a finish

"We have got to play this game out, even thought it is clear that we have last"

(game is the domain which ... is member of) attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring

(game is the domain which ... is member of) hunt with hounds

"He often courses hares"

(game is the domain which ... is member of) one of two or more contesting groups

"the Confederate side was prepared to attack"

(game is the domain which ... is member of) something (especially a game) that is played again

(game is the domain which ... is member of) (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game

(game is the domain which ... is member of) a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it

(game is the domain which ... is member of) the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game

"the child received several games for his birthday"

(game is the domain which ... is member of) (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

(game is the domain which ... is member of) (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

"it is my turn" "it is still my play"

(game is the domain which ... is member of) a single play of a sport or other contest

"the game lasted two hours"

(game is the domain which ... is member of) (of games) engaged in

"the loosely played game"

Definition 2: an amusement or pastime - [noun denoting act]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they played word games
  • he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time
  • his life was all fun and games

(game is a kind of ...) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

(... is a kind of game ) a children's game; two teams capture opposing players by tagging them and taking them to their own base

(... is a kind of game ) a children's game in which the players dance around in a circle and at a given signal all squat

(... is a kind of game ) an outdoor game; one group of players (the hares) start off on a long run scattering bits of paper (the scent) and pursuers (the hounds) try to catch them before they reach a designated spot

(... is a kind of game ) any game designed to exercise the intellect

(... is a kind of game ) a game in which a flat stone is bounced along the surface of calm water

(... is a kind of game ) a game in which participants compete to identify some obscurely indicated thing

(... is a kind of game ) a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets

(... is a kind of game ) a game played against a computer

(... is a kind of game ) a game to amuse guests at a party

(... is a kind of game ) a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth

"he played catch with his son in the backyard"

(... is a kind of game ) a game in which players try to find hidden articles by using a series of clues

Definition 3: your occupation or line of work - [noun denoting act]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for game in the sense of this definition

(game is a kind of ...) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

(game is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: a single play of a sport or other contest - [noun denoting act]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the game lasted two hours

(game is a kind of ...) an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

(... is a kind of game ) a game played away from home

(... is a kind of game ) a game played at home

(... is a kind of game ) a game whose outcome is not recorded in the season's standing

(... is a kind of game ) the final game of a double header

(... is a kind of game ) two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day)

(... is a kind of game ) one game in the series of games constituting a playoff

(... is a kind of game ) an eliminating game between teams in a cup competition

(game belongs to category ...) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

Definition 5: frivolous or trifling behavior - [noun denoting act]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(game is a kind of ...) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

"it was all done in play" "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"

Definition 6: animal hunted for food or sport - [noun denoting animal]

(game is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(... is a kind of game ) large animals that are hunted for sport

(... is a kind of game ) any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport

Definition 7: the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the child received several games for his birthday

(game is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

(... is a kind of game ) a game that tests your ingenuity

(game belongs to category ...) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

Definition 8: a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for game in the sense of this definition

(game is a kind of ...) an elaborate and systematic plan of action

(... is a kind of game ) a plot intended to subvert another plot

(... is a kind of game ) a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

(... is a kind of game ) a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)

Definition 9: the flesh of wild animals that is used for food - [noun denoting food]

(game is a kind of ...) the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

(... is a kind of game ) meat from a deer used as food

(... is a kind of game ) meat from an American bison

(... is a kind of game ) flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food

Definition 10: (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(game is a kind of ...) a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

"the score was 7 to 0"

(game belongs to category ...) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

Definition 11: (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves - [noun denoting time]

(game is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(... is part of game) a unit of play in tennis or squash

"they played two sets of tennis after dinner"

(game belongs to category ...) a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court

Definition 12: place a bet on - [verb of competition]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for game in the sense of this definition

(game is a kind of ...) stake on the outcome of an issue

"I bet $100 on that new horse" "She played all her money on the dark horse"

(... is a kind of game ) place one's stake

(... is a kind of game ) stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager

Definition 13: willing to face danger - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for game in the sense of this definition

(game is similar to ...) possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring" "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain" "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

Definition 14: disabled in the feet or legs - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where game or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crippled soldier
  • a game leg

Synonyms for game in the sense of this definition

(game is similar to ...) not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

"fat and very unfit" "certified as unfit for army service" "drunk and unfit for service"

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