Definitions for video game

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word video game

Princeton's WordNet

  1. computer game, video game(noun)

    a game played against a computer


  1. video game(Noun)

    A type of game existing as and controlled by software, usually run by a video game console or a computer, and played on a video terminal or television screen. Controlled by a paddle, joystick, joypad, mouse, keyboard, or a combination of any of these input devices.


  1. Video game

    A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a cathode ray tube display device, but it now implies any type of display device that can produce two or three dimensional images. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms range from large mainframe computers to small handheld devices. Specialized video games such as arcade games, while previously common, have gradually declined in use. Video games have gone on to become an art form and industry. The input device primarily used to manipulate video games is called a game controller, and varies across platforms. For example, a controller might consist of only a button and a joystick, while another may feature a dozen buttons and one or more joysticks. Early personal computer games often needed a keyboard for gameplay, or more commonly, required the user to buy a separate joystick with at least one button. Many modern computer games allow or require the player to use a keyboard and a mouse simultaneously. A few of the most common game controllers are gamepads, mouses, keyboards, and joysticks.

Translations for video game

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for video game »


Find a translation for the video game definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these video game definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"video game." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 9 Oct. 2015. < game>.

Are we missing a good definition for video game? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for video game:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.