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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


Similarunfit


Antonymsfit

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.


Synonymsbiz


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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