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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gaming  \Gam"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  or  practice  of  playing  games  for  stakes  or  wagers; 
  gambling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gaming 
  n  :  the  act  of  playing  for  stakes  in  the  hope  of  winning 
  (including  the  payment  of  a  price  for  a  chance  to  win  a 
  prize);  "his  gambling  cost  him  a  fortune";  "there  was 
  heavy  play  at  the  blackjack  table"  [syn:  {gambling},  {play}] 




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