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Definition for: game

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English

Pronunciation

  • AHD: /gām/
  • IPA: /ɡeɪm/
  • SAMPA: / geIm /
  • Rhymes: -eɪm

Noun

game ( countable and uncountable ; plural games )

  1. ( countable ) A pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment.
    Shall we play a game ?
  2. ( in plural games ) Sport played in a lesson at school.
  3. ( uncountable ) Wild animals hunted for food.
    The forest has plenty of game .


Translations

pursuit or activity for entertainment

  • Chinese:
    游戏 (yóuxì)
    遊戲
  • Croatian: igra f
  • Dutch: spel n
  • Estonian: mäng
  • Finnish: peli, leikki
  • French: jeu m
  • German: Spiel n
  • Hebrew: משחק m
  • Hungarian: játék m
  • Ido: ludo, ludajo
  • Interlingua: joco
  • Italian: gioco m
  • Japanese: 遊び (あそび, asobi), 遊戯 (yūgi),ゲーム (ge-mu)
  • Marathi: khel m
  • Norwegian: spill ( a game with a winner ), lek ( a game without a winner)
  • Polish: gra f
  • Portuguese: jogo m
  • Romanian: joc n
  • Russian: игра (igrá) f .
  • Slovene: igra f , ( a sport ) tekma f
  • Spanish: juego m
  • Swedish: spel n ( a game with a winner ), lek ( a game without a winner )

sport played in a lesson at school

wild animals hunted for food

  • Dutch: wild n
  • Finnish: riista, suurriista
  • French: gibier m .
  • German: Wild n
  • Hungarian: vad
  • Italian: selvaggina f
  • Polish: zwierzyna f
  • Russian: дичь (dič’) f .
  • Slovene: divjačina f

Adjective

game ( comparative gamer , superlative gamest )

  1. Willing to participate. ( No comparative or superlative .)
    I'm game , would you like to tell me how [to do that]? - From the computer game Adventure .
  2. Having the slightly unpleasant taste of game (hunted wildlife.)

Translations

willing to participate

  • Norwegian: med
  • Icelandic: með

taste of wildlife

Transitive verb

to game ( third-person singular simple present games , present participle gaming , simple past gamed , past participle gamed )

  1. To gamble.
  2. To play games and be a gamer.
  3. To use a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the rules in effect, usually to obtain obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable.
    We'll bury them in paperwork, and game the system.

Translations

to gamble See gamble

to defeat the rules in order to obtain a result

Anagrams

  • mage

Derived terms

See also

Other Translations for "game"

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Morse Codegame
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Pig Latinamegay

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