(1)   Willing to face danger
(2)   Disabled in the feet or legs
"A crippled soldier"
"A game leg"


(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"
(4)   A contest with rules to determine a winner
"You need four people to play this game"
(5)   A single play of a sport or other contest
"The game lasted two hours"
(6)   Frivolous or trifling behavior
"For actors, memorizing lines is no game"
"For him, life is all fun and games"
(7)   Your occupation or line of work
"He's in the plumbing game"
"She's in show biz"
(8)   Animal hunted for food or sport
(9)   The game equipment needed in order to play a particular game
"The child received several games for his birthday"
(10)   A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
"They concocted a plot to discredit the governor"
"I saw through his little game from the start"
(11)   The flesh of wild animals that is used for food
(12)   (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win
"The game is 6 all"
"He is serving for the game"


(13)   Place a bet on
"Which horse are you backing?"
"I'm betting on the new horse"


  1. A pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment.
    Shall we play a game?
  2. (in plural games) Sport played in a lesson at school.
  3. Wild animals hunted for food.
    The forest has plenty of game.
  4. The entire being of an industry, activity or profession.
    When it comes to making sales, John is the best in the game.


pastime, play, recreation, frolic, sport, diversion, fun, amusement, merriment, festivity, entertainment, spree, prank, lark, gambol, merrymaking, gaiety


drudgery, work, toil, sadness, labor, uneasiness, grief, sorrow


  1. Willing to participate.
    I'm game, would you like to tell me how [to do that]? - From the computer game Adventure.


sporting, willing, daring, disposed, favorable, nervy, courageous, valiant


  1. To gamble.
  2. To play games and be a gamer.
  3. To use a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the rules in effect, usually to obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable.
    We'll bury them in paperwork, and game the system.