What does Game mean?

Definitions for Gamegeɪm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Game.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. game(noun)

    a contest with rules to determine a winner

    "you need four people to play this game"

  2. game(noun)

    a single play of a sport or other contest

    "the game lasted two hours"

  3. game(noun)

    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. game(noun)

    animal hunted for food or sport

  5. game(noun)

    (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves

  6. game(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. game(noun)

    the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

  8. plot, secret plan, game(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"

  9. game(noun)

    the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game

    "the child received several games for his birthday"

  10. game, biz(noun)

    your occupation or line of work

    "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz"

  11. game(adj)

    frivolous or trifling behavior

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

  12. crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game(adj)

    disabled in the feet or legs

    "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"

  13. game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky(verb)

    willing to face danger

  14. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt(verb)

    place a bet on

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


  1. game(Noun)

    A pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment. In many games, the objective is to win by defeating the other player or players or being the first to reach a specified goal, while in others, role-playing or cooperation is emphasized.

    Shall we play a game?

  2. game(Noun)

    A contest between two individuals or teams. A game may refer to the entire encounter between the two (e.g. a basketball game), or to just one contest of several required to win (e.g. a tennis game).

  3. game(Noun)

    An exercise simulating warfare for the purpose of training personnel, testing combat readiness, or to better understand various possible outcomes of various strategies or tactics. The exercise may involve human participants, or it may be simulated, often with the aid of computers.

  4. game(Noun)

    Wild animals hunted for food.

    The forest has plenty of game.

  5. game(Noun)

    A field of gainful activity, as an industry or profession.

  6. game(Noun)

    The ability to successfully seduce someone into a romantic or sexual relationship, usually achieved by pre-meditated strategy.

    He didn't get anywhere with her because he had no game.

  7. game(Noun)

    One or more questionable, unethical, or illegal practices.

  8. game(Verb)

    To gamble.

  9. game(Verb)

    To play games and be a gamer.

  10. game(Verb)

    To exploit loopholes in a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the spirit of the rules in effect, usually to obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable.

    We'll bury them in paperwork, and game the system.

  11. game(Verb)

    To perform premeditated seduction strategy.

  12. game(Adjective)

    Willing to participate.

    I'm game, would you like to tell me how [to do that]? - From the computer game Adventure.

  13. game(Adjective)

    An animal that shows a tendency to continue to fight against another animal, despite being wounded, often severely.

  14. game(Adjective)

    Persistent, especially in senses similar to the above.

  15. Origin: From game, gamen, gammen, from gamen, from gamanan, from + , equivalent to ; or alternatively from ga- + a root from men-, equivalent to . Cognate with gamen, gamman, gaman. Related to gammon, gamble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Game(noun)

    crooked; lame; as, a game leg

  2. Game(verb)

    sport of any kind; jest, frolic

  3. Game(verb)

    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

  4. Game(verb)

    the use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards

  5. Game(verb)

    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

  6. Game(verb)

    in some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest

  7. Game(verb)

    a scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project

  8. Game(verb)

    animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table

  9. Game(adj)

    having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky

  10. Game(adj)

    of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting

  11. Game(noun)

    to rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative

  12. Game(noun)

    to play at any sport or diversion

  13. Game(noun)

    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

  14. Origin: [OE. gamen, gameen, to rejoice, AS. gamenian to play. See Game, n.]


  1. Game

    Game Retail Limited is a British video games retail company owned by OpCapita. The company's origins lie in the founding of the Rhino Group by Terry Norris and Bev Ripley in 1992. A number of mergers and acquisitions followed during the 1990s, and in 1999, the company was purchased by Electronics Boutique Limited, which rebranded itself as The Game Group. The company continued to expand during the 2000s, purchasing several retailers including Gameswizards in Australia. In March 2012, several suppliers, including Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Capcom refused to supply their latest products due to concerns over Game's creditworthiness. Game subsequently entered administration on 26 March 2012, and was purchased by Baker Acquisitions, a subsidiary of OpCapita the following week. Baker Acquisitions was subsequently renamed Game Retail Ltd. The company operated in the United Kingdom under the Game and Gamestation brands from the acquisition of the latter in May 2007 until late-2012, when it was announced that the business would focus solely on the Game brand.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Game

    gām, n. sport of any kind: an exercise or contest for recreation or amusement, esp. athletic contests: the stake in a game: the manner of playing a game: the requisite number of points to be gained to win a game: jest, sport, trick, artifice: any object of pursuit or desire: (Shak.) gallantry: the spoil of the chase: wild animals protected by law and hunted by sportsmen, the flesh of such—hares, pheasants, partridges, grouse, blackcock.—adj. of or belonging to such animals as are hunted as game: plucky, courageous: (slang) having the spirit to do something.—v.i. to gamble.—ns. Game′-bag, a bag for holding a sportsman's game, also the whole amount of game taken at one time; Game′cock, a cock trained to fight; Game′keeper, one who has the care of game.—n.pl. Game′-laws, laws relating to the protection of certain animals called game.—adv. Gamely.—ns. Game′ness; Game′-preserv′er, one who preserves game on his property for his own sport or profit.—adj. Game′some, playful.—ns. Game′someness, sportiveness: merriment; Game′ster, one viciously addicted to gambling: a gambler; Game′-ten′ant, one who rents the privilege of shooting or fishing over a particular estate or district; Gam′ing, gambling; Gam′ing-house, a gambling-house, a hell; Gam′ing-tā′ble, a table used for gambling.—adj. Gam′y, having the flavour of dead game kept till tainted: (coll.) spirited, plucky.—Big game, the larger animals hunted; Die game, to keep up courage to the last; Make a game of, to play with real energy or skill; Make game of, to make sport of, to ridicule; Red game, the Scotch ptarmigan; Round game, a game, as at cards, in which the number of players is not fixed; The game is not worth the candle (see Candle); The game is up, the game is started: the scheme has failed. [A.S. gamen, play; Ice. gaman, Dan. gammen.]

  2. Game

    gām, adj. (slang) crooked, lame. [Most prob. not the Celt. cam, crooked.]

Editors Contribution

  1. game

    A competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance and played according to a set of rules for the amusement of the players or spectators.

    Monopoly is a fun game!

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Game' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #659

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Game' in Written Corpus Frequency: #742

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Game' in Nouns Frequency: #165


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Game in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Game in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    The game is up.

  2. Sir Arther Connan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes:

    The game is afoot.

  3. Pete Sampras:

    He's got a great game.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I really know the game.

  5. Matt Finer:

    This is a game changer.

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