Definition of gamer in English:


Syllabification: gam·er
Pronunciation: /ˈgāmər


  • 1A person who plays a game or games, typically a participant in a computer or role-playing game.
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    • The epic role-playing games Japanese gamers love are all somewhere into 2006 at the earliest.
    • A computer gamer is taking a software firm to court after he suddenly lost all of his virtual weapons.
    • This keeps the game flowing well as gamers never tire of the same scenery.
  • 1.1North American (Especially in sports) a person known for consistently making a strong effort.
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    • If you were giving it out, you were wise and a good teammate, a gamer.
    • He's a gamer and a winner, the type of quarterback who gives the Chargers instant credibility.
    • He might have thought he was being a gamer by keeping quiet and pitching in pain last week.

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