(noun, adjective, verb)


1. disabled in the feet or legs

- a game leg

Similar word(s): unfit, crippled, gimpy, halt, halting, lame

2. willing to face danger

Similar word(s): brave, courageous, gamey, gamy, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky


1. a contest with rules to determine a winner

- you need four people to play this game

Definition categories: act, activity

2. a single play of a sport or other contest

- the game lasted two hours

Definition categories: act, competition, contest

3. an amusement or pastime

- they played word games

- he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time

- his life was all fun and games

Definition categories: act, diversion, recreation

4. animal hunted for food or sport

Definition categories: animal, beast, brute, creature, fauna

5. (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves

Definition categories: time, division, part, section

6. (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win

- the game is 6 all

- he is serving for the game

Definition categories: quantity, score

7. the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

Definition categories: food, meat

8. a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

- I saw through his little game from the start

Similar word(s): plot

Definition categories: thought, scheme, strategy

9. the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game

- the child received several games for his birthday

Definition categories: man–made

10. your occupation or line of work

- he's in the plumbing game

Similar word(s): biz

Definition categories: act, business, job, line, occupation

11. frivolous or trifling behavior

- for actors, memorizing lines is no game

- for him, life is all fun and games

Definition categories: act, caper, frolic, gambol, play, romp

Sentences with game as a noun:

- Being a child is all fun and games.

- Games in the classroom can make learning fun.

- Sally won the game.

- They can turn the game around in the second half.

- In short whist, five points are game.

- Some of the games in the closet we have on the computer as well.

- Study can help your game of chess.

- Hit the gym if you want to toughen up your game.

- When it comes to making sales, John is the best in the game.

- He's in the securities game somehow.

- In the game of life, you may find yourself playing the waiting game far too often.

- The forest has plenty of game.

- He didn't get anywhere with her because he had no game.

- You want to borrow my credit card for a week? What's your game?


1. place a bet on

Similar word(s): back, gage, punt, stake

Definition categories: competition, bet, play, wager

Sentences with game as a verb:

- We'll bury them in paperwork, and game the system.