Definition of game
- a football team's kicking game
- the newspaper game
- the dating game
- the game of politics
- got into aviation early in the game
- comedy is not my game
poker and other gambling games
She scored a goal to tie the game.
We played a few games of chess.
That was a good game!
She won the first two games, but lost the set and the match.
children playing at their games
They are known to play a very rough game.
She has a strong all-around game.
She needs to improve her game if she wants to win the championship.
a football team with a strong running game
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use: circa 1787See Words from the same year
: a physical or mental activity or contest that has rules and that people do for pleasure
: a particular occurrence of a game
: one of the games that are part of a larger contest (such as a tennis match)
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