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game1 US English

A form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck

game2 US English

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

game US Thesaurus

Andrew and his friends invented a new game

gaming in game1 US English

Play games of chance for money

A game US English

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

ball game US English

A game played with a ball

big game US English

Large animals hunted for sport

card game US English

A game in which playing cards are used

con game US English

Informal term for confidence game.

crap game US English

A game of craps

fair game US English

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

game over US English

Said when a situation is regarded as hopeless or irreversible

game bag US English

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

game bird US English

A bird hunted for sport or food

game face US English

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

game farm US 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 US English

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

game laws US English

Laws governing the protection and hunting of game

game park US English

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

game pie US English

A pie made with meat from wild mammals or birds

game plan US English

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

game room US 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 US English

A television program in which people compete to win prizes

love game US English

(In tennis and similar sports) a game in which the loser makes no score

mind game US English

A series of deliberate actions or responses planned for psychological effect on another, typically for amusement or competitive advantage

skin game US English

A rigged gambling game; a swindle

wall game US 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 US English

A military exercise carried out to test or improve tactical expertise

word game US English

A game involving the making, guessing, or selection of words

wall game New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

form of football played at Eton

blame game US English

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

board game US English

Any game played on a board, especially one that involves the movement of pieces on the board, such as chess or checkers

game engine US English

The basic software of a computer game or video game

game point US English

(In tennis and other sports) a point that, if won by one contestant, will also win the game

game theory US 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 US English

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

ground game US English

Play consisting of running from scrimmage to advance the ball

middle game US 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 US English

A broadcast quiz played by a panel or team of people

parlor game US English

An indoor game, especially a word game

round game US 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 US English

A game involving sleight of hand, in which three inverted cups or nutshells are moved about, and contestants must spot which is the one with a pea or other object underneath

short game US English

The part of golf concerned with approach shots and putting

skins game US English

A game of competitive golf in which players make wagers on each hole, the pot carrying over to the next hole whenever two players tie

video game US English

A game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a television screen or other display screen

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