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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Game  \Game\,  a. 
  1.  Having  a  resolute,  unyielding  spirit,  like  the  gamecock; 
  ready  to  fight  to  the  last  plucky. 
 
  I  was  game  .  .  .  .I  felt  that  I  could  have  fought 
  even  to  the  death.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  such  animals  as  are  hunted  for  game, 
  or  to  the  act  or  practice  of  hunting. 
 
  {Game  bag},  a  sportsman's  bag  for  carrying  small  game 
  captured;  also  the  whole  quantity  of  game  taken 
 
  {Game  bird},  any  bird  commonly  shot  for  food,  esp.  grouse, 
  partridges,  quails,  pheasants,  wild  turkeys,  and  the  shore 
  or  wading  birds,  such  as  plovers,  snipe,  woodcock,  curlew, 
  and  sandpipers.  The  term  is  sometimes  arbitrarily 
  restricted  to  birds  hunted  by  sportsmen,  with  dogs  and 
  guns. 
 
  {Game  egg},  an  egg  producing  a  gamecock. 
 
  {Game  laws},  laws  regulating  the  seasons  and  manner  of  taking 
  game  for  food  or  for  sport. 
 
  {Game  preserver},  a  land  owner  who  regulates  the  killing  of 
  game  on  his  estate  with  a  view  to  its  increase.  [Eng.] 
 
  {To  be  game}. 
  a  To  show  a  brave,  unyielding  spirit. 
  b  To  be  victor  in  a  game.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  die  game},  to  maintain  a  bold,  unyielding  spirit  to  the 
  last  to  die  fighting. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Game  \Game\,  a.  [Cf.  W.  cam  crooked,  and  E.  gambol,  n.] 
  Crooked;  lame;  as  a  game  leg.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Game  \Game\,  n.  [OE.  game,  gamen,  AS  gamen,  gomen,  play,  sport; 
  akin  to  OS.,  OHG.,  &  Icel.  gaman,  Dan.  gammen  mirth, 
  merriment,  OSw.  gamman  joy.  Cf  {Gammon}  a  game, 
  {Backgammon},  {Gamble}  v.  i.] 
  1.  Sport  of  any  kind  jest,  frolic. 
 
  We  have  had  pastimes  here  and  pleasant  game. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  contest,  physical  or  mental,  according  to  certain  rules 
  for  amusement,  recreation,  or  for  winning  a  stake;  as  a 
  game  of  chance;  games  of  skill;  field  games,  etc 
 
  But  war's  a  game,  which  were  their  subject  wise, 
  Kings  would  not  play  at  --Cowper. 
 
  Note:  Among  the  ancients,  especially  the  Greeks  and  Romans, 
  there  were  regularly  recurring  public  exhibitions  of 
  strength,  agility,  and  skill  under  the  patronage  of  the 
  government,  usually  accompanied  with  religious 
  ceremonies.  Such  were  the  Olympic,  the  Pythian,  the 
  Nemean,  and  the  Isthmian  games. 
 
  3.  The  use  or  practice  of  such  a  game;  a  single  match  at 
  play;  a  single  contest;  as  a  game  at  cards. 
 
  Talk  the  game  o'er  between  the  deal  --Lloyd. 
 
  4.  That  which  is  gained,  as  the  stake  in  a  game;  also  the 
  number  of  points  necessary  to  be  scored  in  order  to  win  a 
  game;  as  in  short  whist  five  points  are  game. 
 
  5.  (Card  Playing)  In  some  games,  a  point  credited  on  the 
  score  to  the  player  whose  cards  counts  up  the  highest. 
 
  6.  A  scheme  or  art  employed  in  the  pursuit  of  an  object  or 
  purpose;  method  of  procedure;  projected  line  of 
  operations;  plan  project. 
 
  Your  murderous  game  is  nearly  up  --Blackw.  Mag. 
 
  It  was  obviously  Lord  Macaulay's  game  to  blacken  the 
  greatest  literary  champion  of  the  cause  he  had  set 
  himself  to  attack.  --Saintsbury. 
 
  7.  Animals  pursued  and  taken  by  sportsmen;  wild  meats 
  designed  for  or  served  at  table. 
 
  Those  species  of  animals  .  .  .  distinguished  from 
  the  rest  by  the  well-known  appellation  of  game. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Confidence  game}.  See  under  {Confidence}. 
 
  {To  make  game  of},  to  make  sport  of  to  mock.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Game  \Game\  (g[=a]m),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gamed}  (g[=a]md);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Gaming}.]  [OE.  gamen,  game?en,  to  rejoice,  AS 
  gamenian  to  play.  See  {Game},  n.] 
  1.  To  rejoice;  to  be  pleased;  --  often  used  in  Old  English, 
  impersonally  with  dative.  [Obs.] 
 
  God  loved  he  best  with  all  his  whole  hearte  At  alle 
  times,  though  him  gamed  or  smarte.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  play  at  any  sport  or  diversion. 
 
  3.  To  play  for  a  stake  or  prize;  to  use  cards,  dice, 
  billiards,  or  other  instruments,  according  to  certain 
  rules  with  a  view  to  win  money  or  other  thing  waged  upon 
  the  issue  of  the  contest;  to  gamble. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  game 
  adj  :  willing  to  face  danger  [syn:  {gamy},  {gamey},  {gritty},  {mettlesome}, 
  {spirited},  {spunky}] 
  n  1:  a  single  play  of  a  game;  "the  game  lasted  2  hours" 
  2:  a  contest  with  rules  to  determine  a  winner;  "you  need  four 
  people  to  play  this  game" 
  3:  an  amusement  or  pastime;  "he  thought  of  his  painting  as  a 
  game  that  filled  his  empty  time";  "his  life  was  all  fun 
  and  games" 
  4:  animal  hunted  for  food  or  sport 
  5:  the  equipment  needed  to  play  a  game;  "the  child  received 
  several  games  for  his  birthday" 
  6:  the  score  needed  to  win  a  game;  "he  is  serving  for  the  game" 
  7:  informal  terms  for  your  occupation;  "he's  in  the  plumbing 
  game";  "she's  in  show  biz"  [syn:  {biz}] 
  8:  the  flesh  of  wild  animals  that  is  used  for  food 
  v  :  place  a  bet  on  "Which  horse  are  you  backing?"  "I'm  betting 
  on  the  new  horse"  [syn:  {bet  on},  {back},  {gage},  {stake}, 
  {punt}] 




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