English adjective: game
|1.||game disabled in the feet or legs|
|Samples||A crippled soldier.|
A game leg.
|Synonyms||crippled, gimpy, halt, halting, lame|
|2.||game willing to face danger|
|Synonyms||gamey, gamy, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky|
English noun: game
|1.||game (act) a contest with rules to determine a winner|
|Samples||You need four people to play this game.|
|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 members||course, 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|
|Samples||The 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|
|3.||game (act) an amusement or pastime|
|Samples||They 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|
|Domain category||lawn tennis, tennis|
|6.||game (quantity) (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win|
|Samples||The game is 6 all.|
He is serving for the game.
|7.||game (food) the flesh of wild animals that is used for food|
|Narrower (hyponym)||buffalo, hare, rabbit, venison|
|8.||game (cognition) a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)|
|Samples||They concocted a plot to discredit the governor.|
I saw through his little game from the start.
|Synonyms||plot, 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|
|Samples||The child received several games for his birthday.|
|Broader (hypernym)||game equipment|
|10.||game (act) your occupation or line of work|
|Samples||He's in the plumbing game.|
She's in show biz.
|Broader (hypernym)||business, job, line, line of work, occupation|
|11.||game (act) frivolous or trifling behavior|
|Samples||For 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|
|Samples||Which horse are you backing?.|
I'm betting on the new horse.
|Synonyms||back, bet on, gage, punt, stake|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s on something
|Broader (hypernym)||bet, play, wager|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ante, double up, parlay|