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English[уреди]

Pronunciation[уреди]

Etymology 1[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески game, gamen, gammen, from Стари Енглески gamen (sport, joy, mirth, pastime, game, amusement, pleasure), from Proto-West Germanic *gaman, from Proto-Germanic *gamaną (amusement, pleasure, game", literally "participation, communion, people together), from *ga- (collective prefix) + *mann- (man); or alternatively from *ga- + a root from Пра-Индо-Европски *men- (to think, have in mind).

Cognate with Old Frisian game, gome (joy, amusement, entertainment), Middle High German gamen (joy, amusement, fun, pleasure), Шведски gamman (mirth, rejoicing, merriment), Исландски gaman (fun). Related to gammon, gamble.

Noun[уреди]

game (countable and uncountable, plural games)

  1. A playful or competitive activity.
    1. A playful activity that may be unstructured; an amusement or pastime.
      Синонимs: amusement, diversion, entertainment, festivity, frolic, fun, gaiety, gambol, lark, merriment, merrymaking, pastime, play, prank, recreation, sport, spree
      Antonyms: drudgery, work, toil
      Being a child is all fun and games.
    2. (countable) An activity described by a set of rules, especially for the purpose of entertainment, often competitive or having an explicit goal.
      Синонимs: see Thesaurus:game
      • 1983, WarGames, written by Lawrence Lasker & al.:
        Joshua: Shall we play a game?
        David: ... Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War?
        Joshua: Wouldn't you prefer a good game of chess?
        David: Later. Let's play Global Thermonuclear War.
        Joshua: Fine.
      Games in the classroom can make learning fun.
    3. (UK, in the plural) A school subject during which sports are practised.
      • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 37:
        From time to time, track-suited boys ran past them, with all the deadly purpose and humourless concentration of those who enjoyed Games.
    4. (countable) A particular instance of playing a game.
      Синоним: match
      Sally won the game.
      They can turn the game around in the second half.
    5. That which is gained, such as the stake in a game.
    6. The number of points necessary to win a game.
      In short whist, five points are game.
      See also: for the win
    7. (card games) In some games, a point awarded to the player whose cards add up to the largest sum.
    8. (countable) The equipment that enables such activity, particularly as packaged under a title.
      Some of the games in the closet we have on the computer as well.
    9. One's manner, style, or performance in playing a game.
      Study can help your game of chess.
      Hit the gym if you want to toughen up your game.
    10. (countable) Ellipsis of video game.
      • 2019 мај 8, Jon Bailes, “Save yourself! The video games casting us as helpless children”, in The Guardian[1]:
        There’s a sense here, as well as in games such as Limbo, that we’re making ourselves experience our children’s reality, trapped in the chaos that the adults have created.
  2. (now rare) Lovemaking, flirtation.
  3. (slang) Prostitution. (Now chiefly in on the game.)
  4. (countable, informal, nearly always singular) A field of gainful activity, as an industry or profession.
    Синоним: line
    When it comes to making sales, John is the best in the game.
    He's in the securities game somehow.
  5. (countable, figuratively) Something that resembles a game with rules, despite not being designed.
    In the game of life, you may find yourself playing the waiting game far too often.
  6. (countable, military) An exercise simulating warfare, whether computerized or involving human participants.
    Синоним: wargame
  7. (uncountable) wild animals hunted for food.
    The forest has plenty of game.
    • 1907, Burroughs, John, Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt[2], Houghton Mifflin Company, OCLC 66781573, strane 5-6:
      I had known the President several years before he became famous, and we had had some correspondence on subjects of natural history. His interest in such themes is always very fresh and keen, and the main motive of his visit to the Park at this time was to see and study in its semi-domesticated condition the great game which he had so often hunted during his ranch days; and he was kind enough to think it would be an additional pleasure to see it with a nature-lover like myself.
  8. (uncountable, informal, used mostly of males) The ability to seduce someone, usually by strategy.
    He didn't get anywhere with her because he had no game.
    • 1998, “She's Strange”, performed by Nate Dogg:
      She's strange, so strange, but I didn't complain / She said yes to me when I ran my game
  9. (uncountable, slang) Mastery; the ability to excel at something.
    • 1998, “He Got Game”, performed by Public Enemy:
      What is game? Who got game? / Where's the game in life, behind the game behind the game / I got game, she's got game / We got game, they got game, he got game
    • 2005, Kermit Ernest Campbell, Gettin' Our Groove on: Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation, →ISBN, strana 123:
      In the contemporary arts of the academic contact zone, I say African American students got game!
    • 2009, Michael Marshall, Bad Things, →ISBN, strana 24:
      My dad had game at that kind of thing, and I spent long periods as a child watching him.
  10. (countable) A questionable or unethical practice in pursuit of a goal.
    Синонимs: scheme, racket
    You want to borrow my credit card for a week? What's your game?
    • 1845, Blackwood Magazine:
      Your murderous game is nearly up.
    • 1902, George Saintsbury, Dryden, strana 182:
      It was obviously Lord Macaulay's game to blacken the greatest literary champion of the cause he had set himself to attack.
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Descendants[уреди]
  • Brazilian Portuguese: game
  • Холандски: gamen, game
  • Корејски: 게임 (geim), (gem)
  • Јапански: ゲーム
  • Norman: gamme
  • Норвешки: gamen, game
  • Шпански: game
  • Велшки: gêm
Translations[уреди]
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Adjective[уреди]

game (comparative gamer, superlative gamest)

  1. (colloquial) Willing to participate.
    Синонимs: sporting, willing, daring, disposed, favorable, nervy, courageous, valiant
    Antonyms: cautious, disinclined
    • Шаблон:RQ:Melville Moby-Dick
    • 2016 фебруар 23, Robbie Collin, “Grimsby review: ' Sacha Baron Cohen's vital, venomous action movie'”, in The Daily Telegraph (London):
      Some of Grimsby’s other (extraordinarily up-to-date) targets include Donald Trump and Daniel Radcliffe, whose fates here are too breath-catchingly cruel to spoil, and also the admirably game Strong, whose character is beset by a constant stream of humiliations that hit with the force of a jet of…well, you’ll see.
  2. (of an animal) 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.
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Verb[уреди]

game (third-person singular simple present games, present participle gameing, simple past and past participle gameed)

  1. (intransitive) To gamble.
  1. (intransitive) To play card games, board games, or video games.
  2. (transitive) 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.
    We'll bury them in paperwork, and game the system.
    • 2012 август 31, Amanda Holpuch, “Trolls game Taylor Swift competition in favor of school for the hearing impaired”, in The Guardian[3]:
      A large batch of online trolls have gamed a web contest that promises a Taylor Swift performance at any school in the US. The target? Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
    • 2020 фебруар 6, Alex Hern, quoting Natalie Hitchins, “Amazon Choice label is being 'gamed to promote poor products'”, in The Guardian[4]:
      “Amazon risks betraying the trust millions of customers place in the Amazon’s Choice badge by allowing its endorsement to be all too easily gamed,” said Which?’s Natalie Hitchins.
  3. (transitive, seduction community, slang, of males) To perform premeditated seduction strategy.
    • 2005 октобар 6, “Picking up the pieces”, in The Economist[5]:
      Returning briefly to his journalistic persona to interview Britney Spears, he finds himself gaming her, and she gives him her phone number.
    • 2010, Mystery, The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction, Villard Books, →ISBN, strana 100:
      A business associate of mine at the time, George Wu, sat across the way, gaming a stripper the way I taught him.
    • 2010 јул 9, Sheila McClear, “Would you date a pickup artist?”, in New York Post[6]:
      How did Amanda know she wasn’t getting gamed? Well, she didn’t. “I would wonder, ‘Is he saying stuff to other girls that he says to me?’ We did everything we could to cut it off [] yet we somehow couldn’t.”
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Etymology 2[уреди]

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Adjective[уреди]

game (comparative more game, superlative most game)

  1. Injured, lame (of a limb).
    • around 1900, O. Henry, Lost on Dress Parade
      You come with me and we'll have a cozy dinner and a pleasant talk together, and by that time your game ankle will carry you home very nicely, I am sure."

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Chinese[уреди]

фонетски
simp. and trad.
(game)
g a m e
alternative forms

Etymology[уреди]

From Енглески game.

Pronunciation[уреди]


Noun[уреди]

game

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) game (especially video games and online games) (Класификатор: c)

Dutch[уреди]

Pronunciation[уреди]

Etymology 1[уреди]

Borrowed from Енглески game.

Noun[уреди]

game m (plural games, diminutive gamepje n)

  1. A video game, an electronic game.
    Синонимs: videogame, videospel
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Etymology 2[уреди]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[уреди]

game

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gamen
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of gamen
  3. imperative of gamen

Middle English[уреди]

Etymology 1[уреди]

From Стари Енглески gamen, gomen, from Proto-West Germanic *gaman, from Proto-Germanic *gamaną, of disputed origin.

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Noun[уреди]

game (plural games or game)

  1. Entertainment or an instance of it; that which is enjoyable:
    1. A sport or other outdoor or physical activity.
    2. A game; a codified (and often competitive) form of entertainment.
    3. Sexual or romantic entertainment or activity (including intercourse in itself).
    4. An amusing, joking, or humorous activity or event.
  2. Any kind of event or occurrence; something that happens:
    1. An endeavour; a set of actions towards a goal.
    2. Any kind of activity having competition or rivalry.
  3. The state of being happy or joyful.
  4. Game; wild animals hunted for food.
  5. (rare) One's quarry; that which one is trying to catch.
  6. (rare) Gamesmanship; gaming behaviour.
  7. (rare) The reward for winning a game.
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Etymology 2[уреди]

From Стари Енглески gæmnian, gamnian, gamenian.

Verb[уреди]

game

  1. Alternative form of gamen

Portuguese[уреди]

Etymology 1[уреди]

Unadapted borrowing од Енглески game.

Pronunciation[уреди]

Noun[уреди]

game m (plural games)

  1. (Brazil) electronic game (game played on an electronic device, such as a computer game, a video game or the like)
    Синонимs: videojogo, jogo
Quotations[уреди]

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See also[уреди]

Etymology 2[уреди]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[уреди]

Шаблон:pt-IPA

  • Риме: (Portugal) -ɐmɨ, (Brazil) -ɐ̃mi
  • Hyphenation: ga‧me

Verb[уреди]

game

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of gamar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of gamar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of gamar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of gamar

Spanish[уреди]

Noun[уреди]

game m (plural games)

  1. (tennis) game

Swedish[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

Borrowed from Енглески game. Attested since 1900.

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Noun[уреди]

game n

  1. (tennis) game

Declension[уреди]

Declension of game 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative game gamet game gamen
Genitive games gamets games gamens

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