Crossword clues for game
- First word in 104-Across
- Tag, for example
- Go, for one
- The flesh of wild animals that is used for food
- A contest with rules to determine a winner
- An amusement or pastime
- Animal hunted for food or sport
- Informal terms for your occupation
- Tag, e.g.
- Fan fare
- 15, 30, 45, ___
- Animals, to hunters
- Hearts or darts
- Charades or shuffleboard
- Willing and able
- Safari quarry
- Musical chairs, e.g.
- Hunter's quest
- Kind of plan
- Something to play
- Ready for anything
- Curling or hurling
- Bridge bid
- Ready for adventure
- Hunter's prey
- Warden's charge
- Clue, for one
- Kind of warden
- Ready for action
- Word with park or plan
- Foxes, e.g.
- Charades, e.g.
- Willing to take part
- Up for it
- Go fish, e.g.
- Brave, in a way
- Pictionary, e.g.
- Ready and willing
- Cops and robbers, e.g.
- See 69-Across
- Othello, e.g.
- Up for something
- Deer and fox, e.g.
- Willing to go along
- Jacks, e.g.
- Tiddlywinks or tag
- Match part
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Game \Game\, a. [Cf. W. cam crooked, and E. gambol, n.] Crooked; lame; as, a game leg. [Colloq.]
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.]
Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
We have had pastimes here, and pleasant game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Card Playing) In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
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.
It was obviously Lord Macaulay's game to blacken the greatest literary champion of the cause he had set himself to attack.
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.
Confidence game. See under Confidence.
To make game of, to make sport of; to mock.
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.]
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.
To play at any sport or diversion.
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 some other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.
Game \Game\, a.
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.
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.
To show a brave, unyielding spirit.
To be victor in a game. [Colloq.]
To die game, to maintain a bold, unyielding spirit to the last; to die fighting.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"ready for action, unafraid, and up to the task;" probably literally "spirited as a game-cock," 1725, from game-cock "bird bred for fighting" (1670s), from game (n.) in the "sport, amusement" sense. Middle English adjectives gamesome, gamelich meant "joyful, playful, sportive."
"lame," 1787, from north Midlands dialect, of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of gammy (tramps' slang) "bad," or from Old North French gambe "leg" (see gambol (n.)).
Middle English gamen "to sport, joke, jest," from Old English gamenian "to play, jest, joke;" see game (n.). The Middle English word is little recorded from c.1400 and modern use for "to play at games" (1520s) probably is a new formation from the noun; and it might have been re-re-coined late 20c. in reference to computer games. Related: Gamed; gaming.
c.1200, from Old English gamen "joy, fun; game, amusement," common Germanic (cognates: Old Frisian game "joy, glee," Old Norse gaman "game, sport; pleasure, amusement," Old Saxon gaman, Old High German gaman "sport, merriment," Danish gamen, Swedish gamman "merriment"), said to be identical with Gothic gaman "participation, communion," from Proto-Germanic *ga- collective prefix + *mann "person," giving a sense of "people together."\n
\nThe -en was lost perhaps through being mistaken for a suffix. Meaning "contest for success or superiority played according to rules" is first attested c.1200 (of athletic contests, chess, backgammon). Especially "the sport of hunting, fishing, hawking, or fowling" (c.1300), thus "wild animals caught for sport" (c.1300), which is the game in fair game (see under fair (adj.)), also gamey. Meaning "number of points required to win a game" is from 1830. Game plan is 1941, from U.S. football; game show first attested 1961.
1 (context colloquial English) Willing to participate. 2 (context of an animal English) That shows a tendency to continue to fight against another animal, despite being wounded, often severely. 3 Persistent, especially in senses similar to the above. 4 Injured, lame (of a limb). n. 1 A playful or competitive activity. 2 # A playful activity that may be unstructured; an amusement or pastime. 3 # (label en countable) An activity described by a set of rules, especially for the purpose of entertainment, often competitive or having an explicit goal. 4 # (label en countable) A particular instance of playing a game; '''match'''. 5 # That which is gained, such as the stake in a game. 6 # The number of points necessary to win a game. 7 # (label en card games) In some games, a point awarded to the player whose cards add up to the largest sum. 8 # (label en countable) The equipment that enables such activity, particularly as packaged under a title. 9 # One's manner, style, or performance in playing a game. 10 (label en countable informal nearly always singular) A field of gainful activity, as an industry or profession. 11 (label en countable figuratively) Something that resembles a game with rules, despite not being designed. v
1 (context intransitive English) To gamble. 2 (context intransitive English) To play games and be a gamer. 3 (context transitive English) To exploit loopholes in a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the spirit of the rules in effect, usually to obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable. 4 (context transitive slang of males English) To perform premeditated seduction strategy.
n. a single play of a game; "the game lasted 2 hours"
a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
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"
animal hunted for food or sport
the game equipment needed to play a game; "the child received several games for his birthday"
your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz" [syn: biz]
(games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"
A game is a recreational activity with a set of rules.
Game or games may also refer to:
The type and range of animals hunted for food varies in different parts of the world. This is influenced by climate, animal diversity, local taste and locally accepted views about what can or cannot be legitimately hunted. Sometimes a distinction is also made between varieties and species of a particular animal, such as wild turkey and domestic turkey. Fish caught for sport are referred to as game fish.
The term game arises in medieval hunting terminology by the late 13th century and is particular to English, from the generic meaning of Old English gamen (Germanic *gamanan) "joy, amusement, sport, merriment". Quarry in the generic meaning is early modern (first recorded 1610), in the more specific sense "bird targeted in falconry" late 14th and 15th centuries as quirre "entrails of deer placed on the hide and given to the hunting-dogs as a reward", from Old Frenchcuiriee "spoil, quarry" (ultimately Latin corium "hide"), but influenced by corée "viscera, entrails" (Late Latin *corata "entrails", from cor "heart").
In some countries, game is classified, including legal classification with respect to licences required, as either "small game" or "large game". Small game includes small animals, such as rabbits, pheasants, geese or ducks. A single small game licence may cover all small game species and be subject to yearly bag limits. Large game includes animals like deer and bear and are often subject to individual licensing where a separate licence is required for each individual animal taken (tags).
Big game is a term sometimes used interchangeably with large game although in other contexts it refers to large, typically African, mammals (specifically " big five game" or "dangerous game") which are hunted mainly for trophies in safaris.
Game or gameness is a quality of fighting dogs or working terriers that are selectively bred and conditioned from a very early age to develop traits of eagerness despite the threat of substantive injury. Dogs displaying this trait can also be described as persevering, ready and willing, full of fight, spirited, or plucky.
Game (stylized [email protected]) is a 2003 Japanese thriller film, based on a novel by Keigo Higashino.
Game is the debut album by KHM, a rap group consisting of Kool Keith, H-Bomb (aka Jacky Jasper), and Marc Live. The album was released on November 19, 2002 for Number 6 Records and was produced by all three members of the group. The album gained some positive reviews but was a commercial failure and did not make it to the Billboard charts or spawn any hit singles. English trip hop artist Tricky makes a guest appearance on the track "Run Dem Red".
"Game" is Korean singer BoA's debut single from her sixth Korean album Hurricane Venus. It was released as a promotional digital download, to preview two songs from her new album. The single would be followed up by the title song "Hurricane Venus". The single for "Game" was released under the same name as the album, Hurricane Venus, Vol. 6. The song "Yeop Saram" was performed live on"KJE's Chocolate" on August 22, 2010
The company's origins lie in the founding of the Rhino Group by Terry Norris and Bev Ripley in 1991. A number of mergers and acquisitions followed during the 1990s, and in 1999, the company was purchased by Electronics Boutique Limited, which rebranded itself as The Game Group. The company continued to expand during the 2000s, purchasing several retailers including Gameswizards in Australia.
In March 2012, several suppliers, including Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Capcom refused to supply their latest products due to concerns over Game's creditworthiness. Game subsequently entered administration on 26 March 2012, and was purchased by OpCapita the following week. Baker Acquisitions was subsequently renamed Game Retail Ltd.
The company operated in the United Kingdom under the Game and Gamestation brands from the acquisition of the latter in May 2007 until late-2012, when it was announced that the business would focus solely on the Game brand.
In the Church of Scientology, the Official Scientology and Dianetics glossary defines L. Ron Hubbard's concept of "game" as:
game: a contest of person against person or team against team. A game consists of freedoms, barriers and purposes, and there is a necessity in a game to have an opponent or an enemy. Also there is a necessity to have problems, and enough individuality to cope with a situation. To live life fully, then, one must have in addition to "something to do," a higher purpose, and this purpose, to be a purpose at all, must have counter-purposes or purposes which prevent it from occurring.
The Aberree noted in its Volume 3, issue 1 (April 1956): "Scientology is Hubbard's game......It is also anyone's game who really wants to own and play it."
Scientologist and jazz musician Chick Corea refers to Hubbard's "game" concept in his song "What Games Shall We Play Today?"
Compare the Scientological view of life as "a game. A game in which everyone can win and no one need lose."
Game (capitalized as GAME) is the debut studio album by Japanese girl group Perfume. It was released on April 16, 2008 by Tokuma Japan Communications. Game marks Perfume's first studio album to be fully produced by Japanese producer and Capsule member Yasutaka Nakata, while Perfume contributes to the album as the lead and background vocalists.
Game was recorded and mixed by Nakata in Shibuya, Tokyo. Four different formats were released to promote the album; a standalone CD, a limited CD and DVD bundle, and a digital release. It was re-released in February 2016 as a 12-inch LP, featured in both Perfume's 2016 box set Perfume Complete LP Box and a limited singular release. Two different artworks were issued for the album's cover sleeve; one has Perfume inside a small room with synthetic grass, while the second has Perfume holding LED lamps in a dark room.
Upon the album's release, it was met with mixed to favourable reviews from music critics. Several critics highlighted the commercial appeal, composition, and noted it as a resurgence of the techno-pop genre. However, some critics were ambivalent towards the album's lack of personality and polished production. Game has been listed on several publication lists as their best albums of 2008 and the J-pop genre. Commercially, Game was a success. It became Perfume's debut studio album to reach the top spot on Japan's Oricon Albums Chart, and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipments of 500,000 units.
Three singles were released from Game, including one promotional, one a-side single, and extended play. Its lead single and EP Fan Service (Sweet) reached number 31 on Japan's Oricon Singles Chart, while its spawning promotional single "Chocolate Disco" reached number 24 on Japan's Hot 100 chart. The second single " Polyrhythm" reached number seven on the Oricon Singles Chart, and was one of the theme songs for the Disney Pixar film Cars 2. The album's third and final single, the a-side release " Baby Cruising Love/Macaroni" reached number three on the Oricon Singles Chart. Perfume promoted the album on their 2009 Game Tour.
Game is a 2002 Indian Tamil drama film directed by John Amritraj. The film features Karthik and Radha in lead roles with Rajashree in a pivotal role. The film, produced by Srimasani Amman Pictures, had musical score by S. P. Venkatesh and was released after several delays in November 2002 to negative reviews.
Game is a 2014 action thriller Bengali film choreographed and directed by Baba Yadav and produced and distributed by Reliance Entertainment. The film features actors Jeet and Subhasree Ganguly in the lead roles. Music of the film has been composed by Jeet Ganguly. The film is a remake of the Tamil film Thuppakki (2012). The film released to positive reviews from critics and went on to become a blockbuster.
Game is Flow's second studio album. The single has two editions: regular and limited. The limited edition includes a bonus DVD. It reached #4 on the Oricon charts and charted for 17 weeks. *
Game is a 2015 dramatic play written by Mike Bartlett.
Game premiered at the Almeida Theatre in London, England.
A game is structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports or games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong, solitaire, or some video games).
Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational, or psychological role.
Attested as early as 2600 BC, games are a universal part of human experience and present in all cultures. The Royal Game of Ur, Senet, and Mancala are some of the oldest known games.
Game is a 2011 Hindi action thriller film directed by Abhinay Deo and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Sarah-Jane Dias, Shahana Goswami, Boman Irani, Gauahar Khan and Jimmy Shergill among others.
The film is a stylish action thriller and is shot at locations in Mumbai, Samos, Greece, Istanbul, London and Bangkok. It is said to be in the same type of genre as The Bourne Identity trilogy. It is similar to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. The theatrical trailer was premièred in theatres with Anees Bazmee's No Problem on 10 December 2010. The film was released on 1 April 2011, and was a massive financial failure.
Game is a 2006 Telugu Slice of life drama film directed by Ram Prasad. It stars Mohan Babu and Vishnu Manchu in lead roles with Shobana, Parvati Melton, Sumalatha and Giri Babu in supporting roles. The film's background score and soundtrack were composed by music composer, Joshua Sridhar. The soundtrack for the movie was released on 27 July 2006. The movie is based on Hollywood Movie Changing Lanes which was remade in three Indian languages, Taxi No. 9211 (2006) in Hindi, TN-07 AL 4777 (2009) in Tamil and this movie itself in Telugu. Unlike the previous versions, Game received negative reviews and failed at the box-office.
Usage examples of "game".
Here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.
They must have come the back way, the same as the intruders, where the farm abutted a thousand acre exotic game preserve owned by some eccentric zillionaire.
He had instead been cultivating his acquaintanceship with Mercer, a game plan that would have come to an abrupt end if the Lorrimores had deserted the trip, which they would have done at once if the Canadian had ploughed into their home-from-home.
Margland was a woman of family and fashion, but reduced, through the gaming and extravagance of her father, to such indigence, that, after sundry failures in higher attempts, she was compelled to acquiesce in the good offices of her friends, which placed her as a governess in the house of Sir Hugh.
He brought Darryl Adin to the regular poker game one evening, and Dare won, resoundingly.
With a similar design, to admonish kings that they are strong only in the strength of their subjects, the same Indians invented the game of chess, which was likewise introduced into Persia under the reign of Nushirvan.
Greedo, on the edge of adulthood, had left the games of childhood behind.
In this instance, we altered the game plan from institutional advertising to promotional.
They know Papa was wroth with them for playing this game, how afeard he was that two of them might appear at once in the same place together, and bom be slain!
It worked, up until he tried to beat some Afghani smugglers at their own game.
Games were also to go to the lower level and take the aft end including the auxiliary machinery room, then cover Pig and Python.
As I explained to Mr Du Pont at our first game, I suffer from an obscure complaint - agoraphobia -the fear of open spaces.
Tapirs, deer, agouti and other game fell before his arrows, until he had accumulated enough to supply the cabin for weeks to come.
He wheeled, dodged between two Danes, end vanished down a game trail with alacritous churning of short legs.
She turned over and buried her face in the sheets, and imagined that there was nothing in the world but this dark room, no one else but Alan, drinking beer and watching the Red Sox game.