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game1 British & World English

A form of competitive activity or sport played according to rules

game2 British & World English

(Of a person’s leg) permanently injured; lame

game English Thesaurus

the children invented a new game

gaming in game1 British & World English

Play at games of chance for money

late in the day British & World English

At a late stage in proceedings, especially too late to be useful

A game British & World English

Used in reference to performing to the very best of one’s ability

game on British & World English

A signal for play to begin in a game or match

ball game British & World English

A game played with a ball

big game British & World English

Large animals hunted for sport

card game British & World English

A game in which playing cards are used

crap game British & World English

A game of craps

easy game British & World English

Another term for easy meat (see meat).

fair game British & World English

A person or thing that is considered a reasonable target for criticism, exploitation, or attack

game over British & World English

Said when a situation is regarded as hopeless or irreversible

game bag British & World English

A bag for holding the game killed during a hunting or shooting expedition

game bird British & World English

A bird shot for sport or food

game face British & World English

A neutral or serious facial expression, as displayed by a sports player or gambler

game farm British & World English

A farm where a variety of wild animals are kept or bred, often with facilities for visitors to observe or hunt the animals

game fish British & World English

A fish caught by anglers for sport, especially (in fresh water) salmon and trout and (in the sea) billfishes, sharks, bass, and many members of the mackerel family

game laws British & World English

Laws governing the protection and hunting of game

game park British & World English

(Especially in Africa) a large area of land set aside for the preservation of wild animals

game pie British & World English

A pie made with meat from wild mammals or birds

game plan British & World English

A strategy worked out in advance, especially in sport, politics, or business

game room British & World English

A room for relaxing or socializing in a house or public building, typically furnished with a pool table, Ping-Pong table, dart board, or other recreational amenities

game show British & World English

A television programme in which people compete to win prizes

love game British & World English

(In tennis and similar sports) a game in which the loser does not score

mind game British & World English

A course of psychologically manipulative behaviour intended to discomfit another person or gain an advantage over them

skin game British & World English

A rigged gambling game; a swindle

wall game British & World English

(In the UK) an early form of football played traditionally at Eton College, in which, in a series of scrimmages, players attempt to take the ball past the opposing team while keeping the ball against a wall

war game British & World English

A military exercise carried out to test or improve tactical expertise

word game British & World English

A game involving the making or selection of words

wall game New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

form of football played at Eton

blame game British & World English

A situation in which one party blames others for something bad or unfortunate rather than attempting to seek a solution

board game British & World English

A game that involves the movement of counters or other objects round a board

game engine British & World English

The basic software of a computer game or video game

game point British & World English

(In tennis and other sports) a point which if won by one of the players or sides will also win them a game

game theory British & World English

The branch of mathematics concerned with the analysis of strategies for dealing with competitive situations where the outcome of a participant’s choice of action depends critically on the actions of other participants. Game theory has been applied to contexts in war, business, and biology

game warden British & World English

A person who is employed to supervise game and hunting in a particular area

ground game British & World English

Game animals such as rabbits and hares that live in the ground

middle game British & World English

The phase of a chess game after the opening, when all or most of the pieces and pawns remain on the board

panel game British & World English

A broadcast quiz played by a panel or team of people

round game British & World English

A game, typically a card game, for more than two players in which each player plays as an individual, not as part of a team

shell game British & World English

another term for thimblerig.

short game British & World English

The part of golf concerned with approach shots and putting

skins game British & World English

A form of a sport, especially golf, in which the winner of each hole or similar stage is awarded a ‘skin’ or financial prize, the value of which increases as the game progresses


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