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Meaning of "game" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GAME

Old English gamen; related to Old Norse gaman, Old High German gaman amusement.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GAME

game  [ɡeɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Game is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb game in English.

WHAT DOES GAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

game

Game

A game is structured playing, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work or art. Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational, or psychological role. Attested as early as 2600 BC, games are a universal part of human experience and present in all cultures. The Royal Game of Ur, Senet, and Mancala are some of the oldest known games.

Definition of game in the English dictionary

The first definition of game in the dictionary is an amusement or pastime; diversion. Other definition of game is a contest with rules, the result being determined by skill, strength, or chance. Game is also a single period of play in such a contest, sport, etc.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GAME

PRESENT

Present
I game
you game
he/she/it games
we game
you game
they game
Present continuous
I am gaming
you are gaming
he/she/it is gaming
we are gaming
you are gaming
they are gaming
Present perfect
I have gamed
you have gamed
he/she/it has gamed
we have gamed
you have gamed
they have gamed
Present perfect continuous
I have been gaming
you have been gaming
he/she/it has been gaming
we have been gaming
you have been gaming
they have been gaming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gamed
you gamed
he/she/it gamed
we gamed
you gamed
they gamed
Past continuous
I was gaming
you were gaming
he/she/it was gaming
we were gaming
you were gaming
they were gaming
Past perfect
I had gamed
you had gamed
he/she/it had gamed
we had gamed
you had gamed
they had gamed
Past perfect continuous
I had been gaming
you had been gaming
he/she/it had been gaming
we had been gaming
you had been gaming
they had been gaming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will game
you will game
he/she/it will game
we will game
you will game
they will game
Future continuous
I will be gaming
you will be gaming
he/she/it will be gaming
we will be gaming
you will be gaming
they will be gaming
Future perfect
I will have gamed
you will have gamed
he/she/it will have gamed
we will have gamed
you will have gamed
they will have gamed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been gaming
you will have been gaming
he/she/it will have been gaming
we will have been gaming
you will have been gaming
they will have been gaming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would game
you would game
he/she/it would game
we would game
you would game
they would game
Conditional continuous
I would be gaming
you would be gaming
he/she/it would be gaming
we would be gaming
you would be gaming
they would be gaming
Conditional perfect
I would have game
you would have game
he/she/it would have game
we would have game
you would have game
they would have game
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been gaming
you would have been gaming
he/she/it would have been gaming
we would have been gaming
you would have been gaming
they would have been gaming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you game
we let´s game
you game
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to game
Past participle
gamed
Present Participle
gaming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GAME


aim
eɪm
became
bɪˈkeɪm
blame
bleɪm
came
keɪm
claim
kleɪm
dame
deɪm
fame
feɪm
filename
ˈfaɪlˌneɪm
first-name
ˌfɜːstˈneɪm
flame
fleɪm
frame
freɪm
lame
leɪm
name
neɪm
nickname
ˈnɪkˌneɪm
proclaim
prəˈkleɪm
same
seɪm
shame
ʃeɪm
surname
ˈsɜːˌneɪm
tame
teɪm
username
ˈjuːzəˌneɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GAME

gambusia
game as Ned Kelly
game bird
Game Boy
game chips
game face
game fish
game fowl
game laws
game park
game pie
game plan
game point
game reserve
game show
game show host
game theory
game warden
game-ball
game-changing

WORDS THAT END LIKE GAME

all the same
be to blame
brand name
domain name
file name
first name
full name
Hall of Fame
in the frame
last name
madame
Notre Dame
perfect game
put to shame
rename
sesame
Suriname
the same
to-name
video game

Synonyms and antonyms of game in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GAME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «game» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of game

Translation of «game» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GAME

Find out the translation of game to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of game from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «game» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

游戏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

juego
570 millions of speakers

English

game
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لُعْبَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

игра
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jogo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jeu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Permainan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spiel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ゲーム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

게임
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Game
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trò chơi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விளையாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गेम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oyun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gioco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

joc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παιχνίδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spill
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of game

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GAME»

The term «game» is very widely used and occupies the 669 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «game» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «game» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about game

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «GAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word game.
1
Francis Alys
I am interested in seeing how a certain situation can develop with potential accidents. First, I am inspired by the acts of potential collaborators. It tends to be an action they have already done in a different context. I am very clear about the rules of the game, but once it's launched, I don't intervene at all.
2
Shawn Ashmore
I'm a video game buff.
3
Sai Baba
Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.
4
Charles Barkley
I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.
5
David Beckham
Soccer is a magical game.
6
Chuck Berry
A contract is an ask game, and if it asks for an hour, and I submit to an hour, then it's an hour. When I look at a contract, I look at the obligation - where, when, how long, the compensation. If I agree to it, that's the way it is. I have an obligation. They have an obligation.
7
Bert Blyleven
When you're not at the top of your game and you feel like the other team is laughing and embarrassing you by doing certain things, it's time to retaliate.
8
Ewen Bremner
Acting is a precarious business. I have had periods where I felt like I couldn't get arrested, but you have to see it as a long game.
9
Dick Butkus
I wouldn't ever set out to hurt anyone deliberately unless it was, you know, important - like a league game or something.
10
Tyson Chandler
I play knowing that there is somebody watching me out there in the crowd that has never had the opportunity to watch a game before and it might be the only chance they ever to see one, live in person. Michael Jordan once said that in an interview, and I really took it to heart; whenever I step on the floor, I play for that person.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GAME»

Discover the use of game in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to game and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever
Got Game shows how growing up immersed in video games has profoundly shaped the attitudes and abilities of this new generationThough little-noticed, these ninety million rising professionals, through sheer numbers, will inevitably dominate ...
John C. Beck, Mitchell Wade, 2004
2
The Game
This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication, and features a new chapter from Ken Dryden, reflecting on the two decades of hockey that unfolded since the book was first published.
Ken Dryden, 2009
3
The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses
Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.
Jesse Schell, 2008
4
The Egypt Game
Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?
Zilpha Keatley Snyder, 2012
5
Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction
Behavioral game theory has three ingredients that come clearly into focus in this book: mathematical theories of how moral obligation and vengeance affect the way people bargain and trust each other; a theory of how limits in the brain ...
Colin F. Camerer, 2011
6
The Game-changer: How Every Leader Can Drive Everyday Innovation
As this book shows, innovation can become a reliable and repeatable game-changer for any business in all areas of the organisation, from the CEO's desk to the everyday activities of each employee.
Alan G. Lafley, Ram Charan, 2008
7
The Summer Game
The author shares his funny, insightful vision into the game of baseball, discussing a wide variety of topics, from the birth of the Mets and the classic Pirates vs.
Roger Angell, 2004
8
A Course in Game Theory
Presents the main ideas of game theory at a level suitable for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, emphasizing the theory's foundations and interpretations of its basic concepts.
Martin J. Osborne, Ariel Rubinstein, 1994
9
The Pimp Game
Critics have labeled The Pimp Game by Mickey Royal a "Cult Classic," "Bonafied Masterpiece", "a must read" for everyone. This book deals with psychological destruction & emotional construction of many by some for the benefit of few.
Mickey Royal, Stacie Foote, 2000
10
Game Theory
This advanced text introduces the principles of noncooperative game theory -including strategic form games, Nash equilibria, subgame perfection, repeated games, and games ofincomplete information - in a direct and uncomplicated style that ...
Drew Fudenberg, Jean Tirole, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term game is used in the context of the following news items.
1
MLB All-Star Futures Game 2015
The U.S. Team defeated the World Team, 10-1, in the MLB All-Star Futures Game on Sunday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. «Newsday, Jul 15»
2
A Raucous, Teamwork-Teaching Game for 10 Players
Created by one man and shown at BitSummit in Kyoto, Japan this weekend, Pico Park supports up to ten players, and I saw many full-house ... «Wired, Jul 15»
3
Clayton Kershaw, Hector Santiago added to All-Star Game rosters
Two new players have been added to the All-Star Game rosters. Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw and Angels lefty Hector Santiago have joined ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Kirk Nieuwenhuis belts three home runs in historic game for Mets
In a historic performance at Citi Field, the Mets outfielder connected for home runs in each of his first three at-bats against Arizona ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
5
Now In Theaters, Video Game Tournaments On The Really Big Screen
"For decades game developers have been trying to launch eSports or competitive gaming," says video game industry expert Scott Steinberg. «NPR, Jul 15»
6
Sonny Gray's Oakland Athletics defeat Corey Kluber's Cleveland …
Sunday was yet another game in which Tribe bats failed to support Kluber, who walked two and struck out six and threw 112 pitches. Here is a ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
7
Woman Celebrates 108th Birthday by Throwing 1st Pitch at Seattle …
A Washington woman celebrated her 108th birthday -- and set a record -- at Saturday night's baseball game at Seattle's Safeco Field. «ABC News, Jul 15»
8
Pickleball game draws a crowd in Baton Rouge
"I don't tell my friends the name," Losavio said during a break in the game at Baton Rouge's Cedar Ridge Park. "I tell them I'm playing indoor ... «gulflive.com, Jul 15»
9
Twins' Dozier to replace Blue Jays' Bautista in All-Star Game
The Target Field public address announcer broke the news as the top of the fourth inning was about to begin in Minnesota's game against the ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
10
Futures Game blog: Lucas Giolito starts for the USA
CINCINNATI -- Hey, let's live blog the Futures Game between bites of Skyline chili! FIRST INNING. Lucas Giolito starts for the USA, the ... «ESPN, Jul 15»

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