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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Olympic  \O*lym"pic\,  or  Olympian  \O*lym"pi*an\,  games  \games\  . 
  A  modified  revival  of  the  ancient  Olympian  games,  consisting 
  of  international  athletic  games,  races,  etc.,  now  held  once 
  in  four  years,  the  first  having  been  at  Athens  in  1896. 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  games 
 
    "The  time  you  enjoy  wasting  is  not  time  wasted."  -- 
  {Bertrand  Russell}. 
 
  Here  are  some  games-related  pages  on  the  {Web}:  {Imperial 
  Nomic  (http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/achmed/fascist/)}, 
  {Thoth's  games  and  recreations  page 
  (http://www.cis.ufl.edu/~thoth/library/recreation.html)}, 
  {Games  Domain  (http://wcl-rs.bham.ac.uk/GamesDomain)}, 
  {Zarf's  List  of  Games  on  the  Web 
  (http://www.leftfoot.com/games.html)}, 
  {Dave's  list  of  pointers  to  games  resources 
  (http://wcl-rs.bham.ac.uk/~djh/index.html)}, 
  {Collaborative  Fiction 
  (http://asylum.cid.com/fiction/fiction.html)}. 
 
  See  also  {3DO},  {ADL},  {ADVENT},  {ADVSYS},  {alpha/beta 
  pruning},  {Amiga},  {CHIP-8},  {Core  Wars},  {DROOL},  {empire}, 
  {I  see  no  X  here.},  {Infocom},  {Inglish},  {initgame},  {life}, 
  {minimax},  {moria},  {mudhead},  {multi-user  Dimension}, 
  {nethack},  {ogg},  {plugh},  {rogue},  {SPACEWAR},  {virtual 
  reality},  {wizard  mode},  {wumpus},  {xyzzy},  {ZIL},  {zorkmid}. 
 
  See  also  {game  theory}. 
 
  (1996-03-03) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Games 
  (1.)  Of  children  (Zech.  8:5;  Matt.  11:16).  The  Jewish  youth  were 
  also  apparently  instructed  in  the  use  of  the  bow  and  the  sling 
  (Judg.  20:16;  1  Chr.  12:2). 
 
  (2.)  Public  games,  such  as  were  common  among  the  Greeks  and 
  Romans,  were  foreign  to  the  Jewish  institutions  and  customs. 
  Reference,  however,  is  made  to  such  games  in  two  passages  (Ps. 
  19:5;  Eccl.  9:11). 
 
  (3.)  Among  the  Greeks  and  Romans  games  entered  largely  into 
  their  social  life. 
 
  a  Reference  in  the  New  Testament  is  made  to  gladiatorial 
  shows  and  fights  with  wild  beasts  (1  Cor.  15:32).  These  were 
  common  among  the  Romans,  and  sometimes  on  a  large  scale. 
 
  b  Allusion  is  frequently  made  to  the  Grecian  gymnastic 
  contests  (Gal.  2:2;  5:7;  Phil.  2:16;  3:14;  1  Tim.  6:12;  2  Tim. 
  2:5;  Heb.  12:1,  4,  12).  These  were  very  numerous.  The  Olympic, 
  Pythian,  Nemean,  and  Isthmian  games  were  esteemed  as  of  great 
  national  importance,  and  the  victors  at  any  of  these  games  of 
  wrestling,  racing,  etc.,  were  esteemed  as  the  noblest  and  the 
  happiest  of  mortals. 
 




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