part of speech: noun

definition 1: something done for fun or amusement; play.

  • I made a game of waving to the baby.

definition 2: a form of play or sport having certain rules and equipment for play.

  • We enjoyed a game of chess.
  • My whole family went to the football game.

definition 3: wild animals, such as deer and rabbits, that can be caught and used as food.

  • The men went to the mountains to hunt game.


part of speech: adjective

inflections: gamer, gamest

definition 1: daring in spirit; brave.

  • The game tourists went into the jungle without a guide.

synonyms: adventurous, brave

definition 2: (informal) ready or willing to take part in.

  • Are you game for a hike?

synonyms: ready, set

derivations: gamely (adv.), gameness (n.)