gam·ing | \ˈgā-miŋ \

Definition of gaming 

1 : the practice of gambling

2a : the playing of games that simulate actual conditions (as of business or war) especially for training or testing purposes

b : the playing of video games

Examples of gaming in a Sentence

He does a lot of gaming online.

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The gaming company’s revenue comes from ads on its platforms and in-game purchases, according to Reuters. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "Zynga Buys Fellow Mobile Game Developer Gram Games for $250 Million," 31 May 2018 It was built in 2002 with more than $400,000 from the county and with the city’s share of gaming revenue. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "Lake Station nears fundraising goal for ADA-accessible kayak, canoe launch," 29 May 2018 Popular YouTube video gaming star TotalBiscuit has lost his battle with cancer. James Rogers, Fox News, "YouTube video gaming star TotalBiscuit loses battle with cancer at age 33," 25 May 2018 John bain, aka @Totalbiscuit did more good for the gaming community than most of us could do in 10 lifetimes. Angela Dewan And Jessie Yeung, CNN, "TotalBiscuit, popular British gaming critic, dies at age of 33," 25 May 2018 Which means that, for the members of the gaming community eager to seek it out, Halo 3 is there, waiting for them. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Saying Goodbye to the Fan Game That Recreated a Decade-Old Classic," 11 May 2018 Horn and Levy were both written up in the New York Times, as was Brenda Laurel, the founder of Purple Moon, a gaming company geared toward pre-teen girls. Anna Wiener, The New Republic, "The Internet Women Made," 1 May 2018 Radoncic is known as one of the top players in the world and has a level of fame in the gaming community. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons Gaming Team - and NBA - create bold eSports gambit," 29 Apr. 2018 The new businesses are estimated to generate $150,000 to $160,000 in sales tax and gaming revenue annually, according to village figures. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "New Lenox redevelopment gets underway," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gaming

1501, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gaming

game entry 1 or game entry 2 + -ing entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of gaming

: the activity of playing computer games

: the act or activity of gambling


gam·ing | \ˈgā-miŋ\

Kids Definition of gaming

: the practice of gambling

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