game

Ⅰ.
game [1] NOUN 1) an activity engaged in for amusement. 2) a form of competitive activity or sport played according to rules. 3) a complete episode or period of play, ending in a final result. 4) a single portion of play, forming a scoring unit within a game. 5) (games) a meeting for sporting contests. 6) the equipment used in playing a board game, computer game, etc. 7) a type of activity or business regarded as a game. 8) a secret plan or trick. 9) wild mammals or birds hunted for sport or food.
ADJECTIVE eager and willing to do something new or challenging: they were game for anything.
VERB play at games of chance for money.
ahead of the game — Cf. ahead of the game
beat someone at their own game — Cf. ↑beat someone at their own game
the game is up — Cf. ↑the game is up
on the game — Cf. ↑on the game
play the game — Cf. ↑play the game
DERIVATIVES gamely adverb gameness noun gamester noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «amusement, fun».
Ⅱ.
game [2] ADJECTIVE (of a person's leg) lame.
ORIGIN originally dialect: of unknown origin.

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