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game

game

 
 
pronunciation:
geIm
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something done for amusement; diversion; pastime.
similar words:
amusement, distraction, diversion, entertainment, fun, pastime, play, recreation
definition 2: a usu. competitive form of play or sport having certain rules and equipment for play.
a game of chessa football game
 
similar words:
competition, contest, event, match, play, sport
definition 3: a strategy or plan.
synonyms:
game plan, plan, strategy
similar words:
scheme, stratagem
definition 4: wild animals hunted for sport or food.
synonyms:
quarry
similar words:
big game, kill, prey, take, wildlife
definition 5: the flesh of such animals, used for food.
similar words:
fowl, kill, meat, take
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: gamer, gamest
definition 1: of or relating to wild animals or the sport of hunting them.
similar words:
gamy, wild
definition 2: adventurous in spirit; brave.
synonyms:
adventurous, brave, intrepid, plucky, spirited
similar words:
courageous, daring, gutsy, valiant
definition 3: (informal) ready.
Are you game for a rematch?
synonyms:
ready, set
similar words:
eager, prepared, willing
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: gamed, games, gaming
definition: to play games of chance; gamble.
synonyms:
gamble
similar words:
bet, wager
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derivations: gamely (adv.), gameness (n.)
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