Definition of "game" []

  • An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime: party games; word games. (noun)
  • A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules: the game of basketball; the game of gin rummy. (noun)
  • A single instance of such an activity: We lost the first game. (noun)
  • An organized athletic program or contest: track-and-field games; took part in the winter games. (noun)
  • A period of competition or challenge: It was too late in the game to change the schedule of the project. (noun)
  • An amusement or pastime; diversion (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A contest with rules, the result being determined by skill, strength, or chance (noun)
  • A single period of play in such a contest, sport, etc (noun)
  • The score needed to win a contest (noun)
  • A single contest in a series; match (noun)
  • An event consisting of various sporting contests, esp in athletics (noun)
  • Equipment needed for playing certain games (noun)
  • Style or ability in playing a game (noun)
  • A scheme, proceeding, etc, practised like a game (noun)
  • An activity undertaken in a spirit of levity; joke (noun)
  • Wild animals, including birds and fish, hunted for sport, food, or profit (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The flesh of such animals, used as food: generally taken not to include fish (noun)
  • An object of pursuit; quarry; prey (esp in the phrase fair game) (noun)
  • Work or occupation (noun)
  • A trick, strategy, or device (noun)
  • Pluck or courage; bravery (noun)
  • Prostitution (esp in the phrase on the game) (noun)
  • Full of fighting spirit; plucky; brave (adjective)
  • Prepared or ready; willing (adjective)
  • To play games of chance for money, stakes, etc; gamble (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "game" in a sentence
  • "• Follow the Guardian's World Cup team on Twitter• Sign up to play our great Fantasy Football game• Stats centre: Get the lowdown on every player• The latest team-by-team news, features and moreThe political situation, of course, amplified every emotion around that game; as civil war approached it was clear that that this wasn't just another chance, but Red Star's last chance."
  • "And we realize that the ability to see the whole game, both sides at once, is stopping the game~ and we are suddenly free."
  • "This game is sold *for the purpose of playing this game*."