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English adjective: game

1. game disabled in the feet or legs

SamplesA crippled soldier.
A game leg.

Synonymscrippled, gimpy, halt, halting, lame



2. game willing to face danger

Synonymsgamey, gamy, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky

Similarbrave, courageous

Antonymscowardly, fearful

English noun: game

1. game (act) a contest with rules to determine a winner

SamplesYou need four people to play this game.

Broader (hypernym)activity

Narrower (hyponym)athletic game, bowling, card game, cards, child's game, curling, gambling game, game of chance, pall-mall, parlor game, parlour game, table game, zero-sum game

Domain category memberscourse, defending, game, game, game, horn, move, penalty, period of play, play, play, play out, played, playing period, rematch, replay, run off, side, turn

2. game (act) a single play of a sport or other contest

SamplesThe game lasted two hours.

Broader (hypernym)competition, contest

Narrower (hyponym)away game, cup tie, double feature, doubleheader, exhibition game, home game, nightcap, playoff game, practice game, road game, twin bill

Domain categorygame

3. game (act) an amusement or pastime

SamplesThey played word games.
He thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time.
His life was all fun and games.

Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation

Narrower (hyponym)catch, computer game, ducks and drakes, guessing game, hare and hounds, mind game, paper chase, party game, pinball, pinball game, prisoner's base, ring-a-rosy, ring-around-a-rosy, ring-around-the-rosy, treasure hunt, video game

4. game (animal) animal hunted for food or sport

Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

Narrower (hyponym)big game, game bird

5. game (time) (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves

Broader (hypernym)division, part, section

Part meronymset

Domain categorylawn tennis, tennis

6. game (quantity) (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win

SamplesThe game is 6 all.
He is serving for the game.

Broader (hypernym)score

Domain categorygame

7. game (food) the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

Broader (hypernym)meat

Narrower (hyponym)buffalo, hare, rabbit, venison

8. game (cognition) a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

SamplesThey concocted a plot to discredit the governor.
I saw through his little game from the start.

Synonymsplot, secret plan

Broader (hypernym)scheme, strategy

Narrower (hyponym)cabal, conspiracy, counterplan, counterplot, intrigue, machination

9. game (artifact) the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game

SamplesThe child received several games for his birthday.

Broader (hypernym)game equipment

Narrower (hyponym)puzzle

Domain categorygame

10. game (act) your occupation or line of work

SamplesHe's in the plumbing game.
She's in show biz.


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation

Domain usagecolloquialism

11. game (act) frivolous or trifling behavior

SamplesFor actors, memorizing lines is no game.
For him, life is all fun and games.

Broader (hypernym)caper, frolic, gambol, play, romp

English verb: game

1. game (competition) place a bet on

SamplesWhich horse are you backing?.
I'm betting on the new horse.

Synonymsback, bet on, gage, punt, stake

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s on something

Broader (hypernym)bet, play, wager

Narrower (hyponym)ante, double up, parlay

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