video game

noun

Definition of video game

: an electronic game in which players control images on a video screen

Examples of video game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lozano and Mitchell denied playing a video game when they were interviewed by Detective Tracy McClanahan, who investigated the incident. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 10 Jan. 2022 Next was a video game and some Halloween action figures. cleveland, 5 Jan. 2022 Hideo Kojima’s latest work is the least violent big-budget video game in a long time, actively discouraging lethal violence in favor of taking in the sights during long hikes while reflecting on the meaning of life. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 Star Trek: Resurgence is an interactive narrative video game that tells an original story set in the era shortly after the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 10 Dec. 2021 Further complicating the matter of Morpheus is the video game The Matrix Online (2005), which depicted the death of Morpheus in a move that proved controversial among fans. Richard Newby, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 There is a video game available that asks players to pack an emergency preparedness kit before zombies get them. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, 23 Sep. 2021 But escapism is not some low-brow video game or superhero movie. Todd Martens Game Critic, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2021 There is another new boxing video game on the way, and this one has a definitive release date. Brian Mazique, Forbes, 12 June 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'video game.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of video game

1973, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About video game

Time Traveler for video game

Time Traveler

The first known use of video game was in 1973

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near video game

videodisc

video game

videogenic

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for video game

Last Updated

19 Jan 2022

Cite this Entry

“Video game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/video%20game. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for video game

video game

noun

English Language Learners Definition of video game

: an electronic game in which players control images on a television or computer screen

video game

noun

Kids Definition of video game

: a game played with images on a video screen

More from Merriam-Webster on video game

Nglish: Translation of video game for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of video game for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about video game

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!