Origin of gaming
adjective, gam·er, gam·est.
verb (used without object), gamed, gam·ing.
verb (used with object), gamed, gam·ing.
Origin of game1
Synonyms for game
Related Words for gaminggame, sport, match, sweepstake, action, play, put, set, take, speculate, gamble, wager, bet, joking, teasing, pastime, jest, happiness, prank, caper
Examples from the Web for gaming
Contemporary Examples of gaming
Both parties are now equal opportunity offenders when it comes to gaming the system.The 100 Rich People Who Run America
January 5, 2015
Desert Golfing is the gaming equivalent of putting TV on in the background.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
Women like (gaming blogger Anita Sarkeesian) were threatened, doxxed, and driven from their homes.10 Things That Made Us Want to Turn Off the Internet Forever in 2014
The Daily Beast
December 15, 2014
The lure and addiction of gaming—which went back to pinball, of course—became a sensation with Asteroids.‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age
November 29, 2014
Magic and gaming involve in-depth worlds that feature both male and female characters.Is ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Immune to GamerGate Misogyny?
October 29, 2014
Historical Examples of gaming
Gaming relieved me from that insuperable listlessness by which I was oppressed.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
But by degrees he was once more ensnared by the lure of the gaming table.Casanova's Homecoming
His book had dissipated his professional energies, and he had even taken to gaming.James Boswell
William Keith Leask
Somebody over at those gaming tables will be able to identify me.Equation of Doom
I should have been sadly boared in this dull place if it had not been for gaming.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- gambling on games of chance
- (as modifier)gaming house; gaming losses
- wild animals, including birds and fish, hunted for sport, food, or profit
- (as modifier)game laws
Word Origin for game
Word Origin for game
c.1500, "gambling," verbal noun from present participle of game (v.).
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."
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.