Meaning of GAME in English

GAME

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ~n; akin to Old High German gaman amusement Date: before 12th century 1. a. activity engaged in for diversion or amusement ; play , the equipment for a ~, often derisive or mocking jesting ; fun , sport , 2. a procedure or strategy for gaining an end ; tactic , an illegal or shady scheme or maneuver ; racket , 3. a. a physical or mental competition conducted according to rules with the participants in direct opposition to each other, a division of a larger contest, the number of points necessary to win, points scored in certain card ~s (as in all fours) by a player whose cards count up the highest, the manner of playing in a contest, the set of rules governing a ~, a particular aspect or phase of play in a ~ or sport , organized athletics, c. a field of gainful activity ; line , any activity undertaken or regarded as a contest involving rivalry, strategy, or struggle , area of expertise ; specialty 3 , 4. a. animals under pursuit or taken in hunting, the flesh of ~ animals, pluck , a target or object especially of ridicule or attack, see: fun ~like adjective II. verb (~d; gaming) Date: 1512 intransitive verb to play for a stake, transitive verb to lose or squander by gambling, to take dishonest advantage of ; cheat , III. adjective Date: 1610 1. having or showing a resolute unyielding spirit , willing or ready to proceed , of or relating to ~ , ~ly adverb ~ness noun IV. adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1787 lame

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