Game - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡeɪm|  American pronunciation of the word game
Brit.  |ɡeɪm|  British pronunciation of the word game


- a contest with rules to determine a winner
- a single play of a sport or other contest
- an amusement or pastime
- animal hunted for food or sport
- (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
- (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win
- the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

▼ (4)


- place a bet on (syn: back, gage, punt, stake)


- disabled in the feet or legs(syn: crippled, gimpy, halt, halting, lame)
- willing to face danger (syn: gamey, gamy, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky)


Poker and other gambling games

She scored a goal to tie the game.

We played a few games of chess.

That was a good game!

She won the first two games, but lost the set and the match.

Children playing at their games

They are known to play a very rough game.

She has a strong all-around game.

She needs to improve her game if she wants to win the championship.

A football team with a strong running game

That's not the game.

Olympic Games

The game is not worth the candle.

Two can play at that game.

This game is yours.

Word forms

singular: game
plural: games
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