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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
game (noun)
1.
a) (1) activity engaged in for diversion or amusement - play
(2) the equipment for a game
b) often derisive or mocking jesting - fun sport make game of a nervous player
2.
a) a procedure or strategy for gaining an end - tactic
b) an illegal or shady scheme or maneuver - racket
3.
a) (1) a physical or mental competition conducted according to rules with the participants in direct opposition to each other
(2) a division of a larger contest
(3) the number of points necessary to win
(4) points scored in certain card (as in all fours) by a player whose cards count up the highest - games
(5) the manner of playing in a contest
(6) the set of rules governing a game
(7) a particular aspect or phase of play in a game or sport - a football team's kicking game
b) organized athletics
c) (1) a field of gainful activity - line the newspaper game
(2) any activity undertaken or regarded as a contest involving rivalry, strategy, or struggle - the dating game the game of politics , also the course or period of such an activity - got into aviation early in the game
(3) area of expertise - specialty comedy is not my game
4.
a) (1) animals under pursuit or taken in hunting , especially wild animals hunted for sport or food
(2) the flesh of game animals
b) archaic - pluck
c) a target or object especially of ridicule or attack - often used in the phrase fair game fun
game (verb)
intransitive verb
transitive verb
to play for a stake
1.
archaic to lose or squander by gambling
2.
to take dishonest advantage of - cheat game the tax system
game (adjective)
1.
a) having or showing a resolute unyielding spirit - game to the end
b) willing or ready to proceed - were game for anything
2.
of or relating to game - game laws
game (adjective)
- lame a game leg
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
game (adjective)
having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action)
SYNONIMS:
amenable, disposed, fain, game, glad, inclined, minded, ready
RELATED WORDS:
predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excited
NEAR ANTONYMS:
averse, loath ( loth loathe), reluctant, reticent
disinclined, unamenable, unwilling
game (noun)
1.
a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize
SYNONIMS:
bout, competition, contest, event, match, matchup, meet, sweepstakes ( sweep-stake), tournament, tourney
RELATED WORDS:
athletics, sport; battle, conflict, scrimmage, skirmish, struggle, tug-of-war, tussle; championship, national(s); final, nightcap, play-off, semifinal; derby, field day, gymkhana, open, outing; biathlon, decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon; marathon, race, ultramarathon; heat, round, run, set; rally, volley; round-robin, rubber, runoff, sudden death; dead heat, photo finish, seesaw; classic
game (noun)
2.
a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective
SYNONIMS:
arrangement, blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, master plan, program, project, road map, scheme, strategy, system
RELATED WORDS:
collusion, conspiracy, plot; contrivance, device, gambit, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick; counterplan, counterstrategy; means, tactic, technique, way; procedure, protocol; conception, idea, projet, proposal, specific(s), specification(s); aim, intent, intention, purpose; diagram, formula, layout, map, pattern, platform, policy, recipe, setup
game (noun)
3.
an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously
SYNONIMS:
game, jest, play, sport
RELATED WORDS:
facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolity, frivolousness, frothiness, levity, light-mindedness, silliness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
earnestness, gravity, seriousness, soberness, sobriety, solemnity
earnest
game (noun)
4.
the activity by which one regularly makes a living
SYNONIMS:
calling, employment, game, lay, line, profession, trade, vocation, work
RELATED WORDS:
call, lifework; business, enterprise, field, livelihood, living, métier ( metier), racket []; assignment, engagement, gig, mission; art, craft, handcraft, handicraft; appointment, berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation; duty, function, job, load, task, workload
NEAR ANTONYMS:
avocation, hobby, pursuit
game (noun)
5.
a region of activity, knowledge, or influence
SYNONIMS:
area, arena, bailiwick, barony, business, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, firmament, front, game, kingdom, line, precinct, province, realm, specialty, sphere, terrain, walk
RELATED WORDS:
frontier; study, subject; territory, turf; occupation, profession, pursuit, racket, vocation; ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confine, dimension(s), extent, ken, reach, scope, sweep, width; subfield, subspecialty
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