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Game appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Watch "Jeopardy!", Alex Trebek's fun TV quiz game. (37 letters)
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Game appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Ten game babes net a tense babe magnet.
  • Demi, age or cinema gas is a game Nic Roeg aimed.
  • Sail on, game vassal! Lacy callas save magnolias!
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Usage statistics for the noun game:

spoken English40.81%written English59.19% conversational speech55.99%task-oriented speech44.01% imaginative writing34.95%informational writing65.05%
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Game is sometimes a misspelling of games.

The word game is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun game

What does game mean as a name of something?

Game is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: games

  1. a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • example: you need four people to play this game
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: activity = any specific behavior
    • more specific terms:
  2. a single play of a sport or other contest
  3. an amusement or pastime
  4. animal hunted for food or sport
  5. (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
    • domain: lawn tennis / tennis
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic words: division / part / section = one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    • part of: set = a unit of play in tennis or squash
  6. (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win
    • examples: the game is 6 all | he is serving for the game
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic word: score = a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
  7. the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic word: meat = the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
    • more specific words:
      • venison = meat from a deer used as food
      • buffalo = meat from an American bison
      • rabbit / hare = flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
  8. a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
  9. the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game
    • example: the child received several games for his birthday
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: game equipment = equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
    • more specific word: puzzle = a game that tests your ingenuity
  10. your occupation or line of work
  11. frivolous or trifling behavior
    • examples: for actors, memorizing lines is no game | for him, life is all fun and games
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: caper / frolic / gambol / play / romp = gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

Alternative definition of the noun game


  1. [countable] A pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment. In many games, the objective is to win by defeating the other player or players or being the first to reach a specified goal, while in others, role-playing or cooperation is emphasized.
  2. [sports] A contest between two individuals or teams. A game may refer to the entire encounter between the two (e.g. a basketball game), or to just one contest of several required to win (e.g. a tennis game).
  3. [military] An exercise simulating warfare for the purpose of training personnel, testing combat readiness, or to better understand various possible outcomes of various strategies or tactics. The exercise may involve human participants, or it may be simulated, often with the aid of computers.
  4. [uncountable] Wild animals hunted for food.
  5. [countable] The entire being of an industry, activity or profession.
  6. [informal, used mostly of males] The ability to successfully seduce someone into a romantic or sexual relationship, usually achieved by pre-meditated strategy.

Specialised definition of the noun game

Glossary of sports

a sporting or other activity in which players compete against each other by following a fixed set of rules (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

an occasion when a competitive game is played (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

in sports such as tennis, a subsection of play that goes towards making up a set or match (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the total number of points needed to win a contest (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

an activity in which people compete with each other using skill, strength or luck (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

animals which are hunted and killed for sport and food (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

food from animals such as deer or pheasants, which have been hunted and killed (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / hockey / field hockey

a field hockey is made up of two halves, each 35 minutes in major contests, with a half-time intermission of 5 to 10 minutes

Glossary of sports / table tennis

a table tennis game ends when one player has scored at least 11 or 21 points and at least 2 more than the opposing player. International rules now call for an 11-point game, but the 21-point game is still often used in informal player

Glossary of sports / tennis

a contest in which one player or side serves throughout. The first contestant to take four points wins the game, but the margin of victory must be at least two points. Scoring follows the sequence, Fifteen-Thirty-Forty-Game. If both players or sides reach forty, it's called deuce

Glossary of sports / water polo

a water polo game consists of four periods of 7 minutes each, with a 2-minute interval between periods. If the score is tied after the fourth period, there are two overtime periods of three minutes each, with a 1-minute interval. If the score is still tied, a penalty shootout is used to determine the outcome

Definition of the adjective game

What does game mean as an attribute of a noun?

Game is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: gamer | gamest

  1. disabled in the feet or legs
  2. willing to face danger

Alternative definition of the adjective game


  1. [colloquial] Willing to participate.
  2. [context: of an animal] An animal that shows a tendency to continue to fight against another animal, despite being wounded, often severely.

Definition of the verb game

What does game mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gamed | gaming | games

  1. place a bet on

Alternative definition of the verb game


  1. [intransitive] To gamble.
  2. [intransitive] To play games and be a gamer.
  3. [transitive] To use a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the rules in effect, usually to obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable.
  4. [transitive, slang, of males] To perform premeditated seduction strategy.


Game or quarry is any animal hunted for sport or for food.

  • also known as Vilt, Zver, Дивљач у Србији

There are other foods with Game in their name, like Game pie.


"Game" is a short story written by Donald Barthelme.

  • released in (50 years ago)
  • award: - Nebula Award for Best Short Story nomination for Donald Barthelme


  1. "Game" a.k.a. "The Game" is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Propaganda Films and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. It tells the story of a wealthy investment banker who is given a mysterious gift: participation in a game that integrates in strange ways with his everyday life. As the lines between the banker's real life and the game become more uncertain, hints of a large conspiracy become apparent.
  2. "Game" is a 2011 Hindi action thriller film directed by Abhinay Deo and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Kangna Ranaut, Sarah-Jane Dias, Shahana Goswami, Boman Irani and Jimmy Shergill among others.
  3. "Game" is a 2014 action thriller Bengali film directed by Baba Yadav and produced by Reliance Entertainment and Grassroot Entertainment under the banner of Reliance Entertainment and Grassroot Entertainment and distributed by Jalsha Movies Production. The film features actors Jeet and Subhasree Ganguly in the lead roles. Music of the film has been composed by Jeet Ganguly.The film is the remake of 2012 blockbuster Tamil film Thuppakki starring Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal in the Lead roles. It is also remade in Hindi named Holiday.
    • country: India
    • language: Bengali Language
    • based on a story by A.R. Murugadoss
    • music by Jeet Ganguly
    • genres: Romance Film, Action Film, World cinema, Bengali Cinema
    • released in
  4. "Game" is a 2003 Japanese thriller film, based on a novel by Keigo Higashino.
  5. "Game" is a 2007 crime drama action romance film written by Salaam Khamboshi, Sandeep Nath and directed by Shivram Yadav.
  6. "Game" is a 2009 short film written by Roman Kulikov and directed by Pavel Afanasjev.
  7. "Game" is a 2013 short comedy horror thriller film written and directed by Josh MacDonald.
  8. "Game" is a Telugu film that released on 5 August 2006 and was directed by Ram Prasad. It stars Mohan Babu and Vishnu Manchu in lead roles with Shobana, Parvati Melton, Sumalatha and Giri Babu in supporting roles. The film's background score and soundtrack were composed by new age music composer, Joshua Sridhar. The soundtrack for the movie was released on 27 July 2006. The movie is based on Hollywood Movie Changing Lanes which was remade in three Indian languages, Taxi No. 9211 in Hindi, TN-07 AL 4777 in Tamil and this movie itself in Telugu.
  9. "Game" is a 1993 action crime drama film written by Sanjay Kumar, Sameer, Shabah Shamsi, Jalees Sherwani and directed by Anil Mattoo.
  10. "Game" is a 2002 Indian Tamil drama film directed by John Amritraj. The film features Karthik and Radha in lead roles with Rajashree in a pivotal role. The film, produced by Srimasani Amman Pictures, had musical score by S. P. Venkatesh and was released after several delays in November 2002 to negative reviews.
    • country: India
    • language: Tamil Language
    • music by S. P. Venkatesh
    • genres: Drama, Tamil cinema, World cinema
    • released on (13 years ago)


  1. "GAME" is the double platinum first original studio album by J-pop group Perfume, and is their first album to feature wholly new material, as opposed to the previously released Perfume: Complete Best, which was a compilation. It was released on April 16, 2008 as a CD and as a CD+DVD set. When Game debuted at number 1 on the Oricon charts, the album became the first technopop album to reach at number 1 since Yellow Magic Orchestra did so with their album Naughty Boys in 1983. According to Tokyograph, this makes Perfume only the second technopop group ever to achieve this position. The album was recently released on iTunes worldwide along with the other, previously unavailable, albums of their career.
  2. "Game" is FLOW's second studio album. The single has two editions: regular and limited. The limited edition includes a bonus DVD. It reached #4 on the Oricon charts and charted for 17 weeks.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (10 years ago)
  3. "Game" is a composition.
  4. "Game" is the debut album by KHM, a rap group consisting of Kool Keith, H-Bomb, and Marc Live. The album was released on November 19, 2002 for Number 6 Records and was produced by all three members of the group. The album gained some positive reviews but was a commercial failure and did not make it to the Billboard charts or spawn any hit singles. English trip hop artist Tricky makes a guest appearance on the track "Run Dem Red".
  5. "Game" is the soundtrack album of the 2011 film.
  6. "GAME" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  7. "GAME" is a composition.
  8. "GAME" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  9. "Game" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  10. "GAME" is a musical album of Bird.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  11. "Game" a.k.a. "GAME‼︎" is a musical album of Like a rabbit.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  12. "Game" is a musical album by Vera Jonas Experiment.
  13. "GAME" is a musical single of Rie Miyazawa.
    • released on (25 years ago)
  14. "GAME" is a musical EP of Rie Miyazawa.
    • released on (24 years ago)
  15. "GAME" is a musical album of Mojo Club.
    • released on (23 years ago)
  16. "Game" is a composition.
  17. "Game" is a musical single of GP Basic.
    • released on (4 years ago)


  1. Game Digital plc is a British video games retail company.
    • also known as Gejm, The Game Group plc, Game Retail Ltd, Гејм, Game Retail Limited, GAME Group plc, ゲーム・グループ, ゲームグループ
    • nomination:
      • nominated to Golden Joystick Award for Retailer of the Year
      • Golden Joystick Award for Retailer of the Year
    • official website:
  2. Game a.k.a. Gamestation was a chain of UK retail shops selling used and new video games and was the second-largest specialist video game retailer in the UK until it was acquired by Game in 2007, a group which owns many different gaming stores throughout the UK and Europe. In March 2012 the Game Group went into administration and a number of Gamestation stores including the company's flagship store in Birmingham New Street were closed. Game and Gamestation were purchased from the administrators by OpCapita.


Who is Game?

Game a.k.a. Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Born in Los Angeles, California, he released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002, and landed a record deal with the independent label Get Low Recordz owned by JT the Bigga Figga. Game's mixtape reached the hands of Sean Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, who originally was on the verge of signing him to his label. Five months later, he was discovered by Dr. Dre who listened to the mixtape and signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label in 2003. He rose to fame in 2005 with the success of his debut album The Documentary and Doctor's Advocate. The Recording Industry Association of America certified his album The Documentary double platinum in March 2005 and it has sold over five million copies worldwide.


Game is a musical group.

  • album: "Gotta Take Your Love"


  1. Game or Gameness is a quality of fighting dogs or working terriers that are selectively bred and conditioned from a very early age to develop traits of eagerness despite the threat of substantive injury. Dogs displaying this trait can also be described as persevering, ready and willing, full of fight, spirited, or plucky.
  2. Game: In the Church of Scientology, the Official Scientology and Dianetics glossary defines L.
  3. Game is Korean singer BoA's debut single from her sixth Korean album Hurricane Venus. It was released as a promotional digital download, to preview two songs from her new album. The single would be followed up by the title song "Hurricane Venus". The single for "Game" was released under the same name as the album, Hurricane Venus, Vol. 6.
  4. The game this is a version of.

Phrases with Game

Phrases starting with the word Game:

  1. Game Bag
  2. game law

Phrases ending with the word Game:

  1. A Game
  2. go game
  3. In-Game
  4. Tv Game
  5. big game
  6. con game
  7. day game
  8. end game
  9. Pre-Game
  10. The Game
  11. war game
  12. away game
  13. ball game
  14. card game
  15. Cash game
  16. crap game
  17. Door Game
  18. fair game

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Game

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Relations (2013)

by Robert L. Heath

Game theory, introduced to the public relations literature in the 1980s, underpins a conflict-tocooperation continuum used to classify communicators' motives. Game theory inspired the reconceptualization of public relations' normative two- way ...

Google previewDictionary of Strategy (2004)

Strategic Management A-Z by Louise Kelly, Christopher A. Booth

Game Theory The Hollywood movie A Beautiful Mind introduced many to game theory as developed by John Nash. Game theory tries to predict outcomes based on interactive models in which the decisions of each party affect the decisions of ...

Google previewDictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture (2013)

by Frank Hoffmann, Frederick J Augustyn, Jr, Martin J Manning

Book of Knowledge Electromatic Dial Quiz: In 1961 Transogram produced a game with a large plastic dial and dual scorekeepers which lit up when a player selected the correct answer. In 1964 it was renamed You Are Right! blocks: Didactic ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Politics (2004)

by David Robertson

Game. Theory. Game theory is an application of mathematical reasoning to problems of conflict and collaboration between rational self-interested actors. Developed in the 1940s by Austrian mathematicians von Neumann and Morgenstern, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Politics (2002)

by David Robertson

Game. Theory. Game theory is an application of mathematical reasoning to problems of conflict and collaboration between rational self-interested actors. Developed in the 1940s by Austrian mathematicians von Neumann and Morgenstern, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ice Hockey (2012)

by Laurel Zeisler

The Webster's Sports Dictionary defines ice hockey as, A game played on an enclosed rink between two teams of six players wearing ice skates and using a thin-bladed stick to propel a hard rubber puck up and down the ice with the object to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Video Games: A-L (2012)

by Mark J. P. Wolf

As technology improved, designers strove for greater representational ability in game graphics; as a result, the possibilities offered by abstraction are usually neglected, and its potential remains largely unexplored. Video games require ...

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Usage statistics about game

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Usage statistics for the noun game:

spoken English40.81%written English59.19% conversational speech55.99%task-oriented speech44.01% imaginative writing34.95%informational writing65.05%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun game:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective game:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb game:


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Quotes about Game

Players watch the game they play.
The umpire watches the game.
The audience watches the game.
The staff watches the game.
Their emotions and reactions vary.
Being an umpire is the best option.
30.04.2010 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of G2A1M3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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