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Definition of game:

  1. A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc.
  2. A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project.
  3. Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.
  4. Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.
  5. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.
  6. In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
  7. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
  8. That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game.
  9. The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.
  10. To play at any sport or diversion.
  11. To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice, billiards, or other instruments, according to certain rules, with a view to win money or other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.
  12. To rejoice; to be pleased; - often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.


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