Later schools empty out children, who race over to play games in the shade.
Touch screens let children interact with books or play games related to the story.
I honestly hope you'll come to-night, Tip, for you're a good fellow to play games with, and the boys would all like to have you.
Then, with a wave of his hand, he signified to the boys to run out and play games.
And Anthony thought of Veronica when she was little; he saw Nicky taking care of her, teaching her to run and ride and play games.
It was a pity he wasn't able to play games with her like some of the others.
Just think of being so intimate with this cathedral that you could play games on its steps without thinking of the front.
The husband may like to play games, the wife may want to read.
Went with a family to the seaside, and was expected to play games with the children all day long, and coach them in the evening.
"I could play games with mother quite as well as you," he said with an angry frown.
Old English gamen "game, joy, fun, amusement," common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian game "joy, glee," Old Norse gaman, Old Saxon, Old High German gaman "sport, merriment," Danish gamen, Swedish gamman "merriment"), regarded as identical with Gothic gaman "participation, communion," from Proto-Germanic *ga- collective prefix + *mann "person," giving a sense of "people together."
Meaning "contest played according to rules" is first attested c.1300. Sense of "wild animals caught for sport" is late 13c.; hence fair game (1825), also gamey. Game plan is 1941, from U.S. football; game show first attested 1961.
"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.)).
"brave, spirited," 1725, especially in game-cock "bird for fighting," from game (n.). Middle English had gamesome (adj.) "joyful, playful, sportive."
To maneuver and manipulate cunningly; toy and gamble: Don't play games with me, Linda (1970s+)