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Definition of Game

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ready; willing; courageous; lame (of a leg); handicapped, disabled
fun activity; amusement, entertainment; competition
animals killed in a hunt; meat from wild animals (used as food)
play games of chance; bet, wager
Game Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
venatio, ludus
Game Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.
(v. i.)
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.
(v. i.)
Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
(v. i.)
In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
(v. i.)
Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.
(v. i.)
A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project.
(v. i.)
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.
To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.
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.
To play at any sport or diversion.
Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.
Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting.
Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\game\, a.
1. having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky. i was gamei felt that i could have fought even to the death. irving.
2. of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting.
bag, a sportsman's bag for carrying small game captured; also, the whole quantity of game taken.
bird, any bird commonly shot for food, esp. grouse, partridges, quails, pheasants, wild turkeys, and the shore or wading birds, such as plovers, snipe, woodcock, curlew, and sandpipers. the term is sometimes arbitrarily restricted to birds hunted by sportsmen, with dogs and guns.
egg, an egg producing a gamecock.
laws, laws regulating the seasons and manner of taking game for food or for sport.
preserver, a land owner who regulates the killing of game on his estate with a view to its increase. [eng.]

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From Shakespeare's King Henry IV. 'Before the game is afoot, thou still let'st slip.'
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
n., cluiche m.
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Camp = n. a feat; a game
Cochiad = n. grouse, red game
Gwyddbwyll = n. game of chess
Australian Slang
1. pursuit, intention, task; 2. business or profession: “Andrew is in the building game now”; 3. having a go at something others think or find difficult; 4. brave
1. have a go; 2. very game; courageous; 3. with fighting spirit; plucky; resolute
very daring
with fighting spirit; plucky; resolute
overall strategy
convincing victory; complete triumph
to give up trying
working as a prostitute
video or computer game in which characters move through a two-dimensional world made up of various horizontal playing areas
one-day cricket (so called because of the colourful uniforms worn)
exclamation of anger, frustration
game two-up
said to inform someone that they have been caught doing something illegal, wrong, naughty, etc.
1. two-up; 2. Australian Rules football
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English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. wooing:"Cause I'm gamin' on a female that's gamin' on me" -- N.W.A. (I ain't the one [1988])
2. in the game, whatever the game might be; a game is some way to make money or advance oneself, or just a game
3. to be game, to be down with 
4. see skills
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
any mode of robbery
Vox Slang
To have game means to have action, adventure--to be hip. "She got game."
WordNet 2.0

1. a single play of a game; "the game lasted 2 hours"
(hypernym) contest, competition
(hyponym) away game, road game
2. a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) curling
(part-meronym) turn, play
(class) defending
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"
(hypernym) diversion, recreation
(hyponym) catch
4. animal hunted for food or sport
(hypernym) animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
(hyponym) big game
5. the game equipment needed to play a game; "the child received several games for his birthday"
(hypernym) game equipment
6. your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz"
(synonym) biz
(hypernym) occupation, business, job, line of work, line
(classification) colloquialism
7. (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
(hypernym) score
8. the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
(hypernym) meat
(hyponym) venison
9. 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"
(synonym) plot, secret plan
(hypernym) scheme, strategy
(hyponym) counterplot, counterplan
10. frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"
(hypernym) play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper

1. place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
(synonym) bet on, back, gage, stake, punt
(hypernym) bet, wager, play
(hyponym) ante
(derivation) gambling, gaming, play

1. disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"
(synonym) crippled, halt, halting, lame
(similar) unfit
2. willing to face danger
(synonym) gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky
(similar) brave, courageous, fearless
Game Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Game Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of game, either shooting or killing or by other means, denotes fortunate undertakings; but selfish motions; if you fail to take game on a hunt, it denotes bad management and loss.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Game Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
a set of moves which are defined by a set of rules limiting what the players may do. A game may or may not be a simulation. A game does not necessarily involve a representation of events in a reference system. (Umpleby )
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Game Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Genome Annotation Markup Elements
The goals of GAME, at least in the perspective of the bioxml community, are to provide an XML DTD and tools for annotating biosequence 'features'. bioxml:game is part of bioxml's overall goals of providing a group of 'dtd-lets' for molecular biology. These dtd-let's will be able to be combined to create more expressive dtds. You'll notice that bioxml:game doesn't actually contain a seq dtd. This is because seq is treated in a seperate dtd-let. So it is the goal of bioxml to use a stripped down GAME as the basis for the bioxml seq-features dtd-let.
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Game Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A game is structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for , and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports or games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong, solitaire, or some video games).

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Blaufränkisch (German for blue Frankish) is a dark-skinned variety of grape used for red wine. Blaufränkisch, which is a late-ripening variety, produces red wines which are typically rich in tannin and may exhibit a pronounced spicy character.

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A game is a recreational activity with a set of rules.

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Uniregistry is a Cayman Islands-based domain name registry that administers the generic top-level domains .audio, .auto, .blackfriday, .car, .cars, .christmas, .click, .diet, .flowers, .game, .gift, .guitars, .help, .hiphop, .hiv, .hosting, .juegos, .link, .lol, .mom, .photo, .pics, .property, .sexy, and .tattoo. In February 2012, the related company Uniregistrar Corporation became an ICANN-accredited registrar and launched under the licensed Uniregistry brand name in 2014.

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Game Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Tennis Terms
Part of a set. Every set consists of at least six games.
Tennis Glossary
Points make up games, games make up sets, sets make up matches. When a player wins four points by a margin of two, they've won a game. When a player wins six games (with the exception of at 5-all and 6-all) they've won a set. Most matches are best of three tiebreak sets. Someone must win two out of three sets to win the match and a tiebreaker will always be played at 6-all. In many professional tournaments, men will play best of five tiebreak sets. Only at Wimbledon, if the match goes to it's ultimate set, will players continue to play games until someone wins by two.
Game Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
TUPAC SHAKUR Rap Dictionary V.2.0
1) (v) Wooing. "Cause I'm gamin' on a female that's gamin' on me" -- N.W.A. (I ain't the one [1988]). 2) (v) In the game, whatever the game might be. A game is some way to make money or advance oneself, or just a game. 3) (adv) To be game, do be down with.
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1) (v) Wooing. "Cause I'm gamin' on a female that's gamin' on me" -- N.W.A. (I ain't the one [1988]).
2) (v) In the game, whatever the game might be. A game is some way to make money or advance oneself, or just a game.
3) (adv) To be game, do be down with.
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Game Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The hands are held in the 'A' position, thumbs pointing straight up, palms facing the body. They come together forcefully, moving down a bit as they do, and the knuckles of one hand strike those of the other.