adjective, gam·er, gam·est.
verb (used without object), gamed, gam·ing.
verb (used with object), gamed, gam·ing.
- to die after a brave struggle.
- to remain steadfast or in good spirits at the moment of defeat: He knew that as a candidate he didn't have a chance in the world, but he campaigned anyway and died game.
- Sports. playing very badly (or very well).
- not functioning (or functioning) at one’s usual level: She’s been off her game since she came back from vacation.
- to act or play in accordance with the rules.
- to act honorably or justly: We naively assumed that our allies would continue to play the game.
Origin of game1
Examples from the Web for games
We add them to our games because we see other developers add them to their games.
These “free” games display ads, often in obnoxious places, in lieu of the entry fee.
Forget those silly “games played with the ball”; they are far “too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.”
There are those who accuse their games of not really being video games at all, which is ludicrous.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat|Alec Kubas-Meyer|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With other games, the guys would just assemble them and box them up, and that was that.
To gambling the Nootkas are passionately addicted, but their games are remarkably few and uniform.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
The interval of four years between the games was called an Olympiad.
“I am afraid I am not English enough to care much for games,” she admitted.Mysterious Mr. Sabin|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Whenever this is the case, he sins, that games for money beyond an inconsiderable sum.Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards|William Andrew Chatto
Even with games, this spirit is authoritative with right-minded children.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for games (1 of 2)
- wild animals, including birds and fish, hunted for sport, food, or profit
- (as modifier)game laws
Word Origin for game
British Dictionary definitions for games (2 of 2)
Word Origin for game
Idioms and Phrases with games
In addition to the idioms beginning with game
- game is not worth the candle, the
- game is up, the
- game that two can play, that's a
- ahead of the game
- at this stage (of the game)
- badger game
- beat someone at his or her own game
- call someone's bluff (game)
- confidence game
- end game
- fair game
- fun and games
give away (the game)losing battle (game)name of the gameonly game in townplay a waiting gameplay gamesplay the gamewaiting gamewhole new ball game.