- I UK [ɡeɪm] / US
Word forms "game":
singular game plural games
1)a) [countable] an activity that you do for fun that has rules, and that you can win or losecard/board/party game:
Monopoly is a game for all the family.computer/video game:
Do you know any good party games?
The kids all love playing computer games.b) an activity that children do for fun that may not have rules or a winner
The children were playing noisy games in the garden.2)a) [countable, usually singular] a type of sport
They take the game of cricket very seriously here.b) the way that someone plays a sportthe English/Italian etc game (= the way a sport, usually football, is played in England, Italy etc):
He has trained hard to improve his game.
Hard tackling is part of the English game.3)a) [countable] a particular event in which people take part in a competition
He won the money in a poker game.game of:
Are you going to watch the game on TV tonight?
Let's have a game of volleyball.b) one of the series of separate parts that make up a particular event in some sports, such as tennis
He won the first set 6 games to 4.4) games[plural] an organized event where people from many countries compete in different sports such as running, jumping, and swimming
the Olympic Games5) games[singular] British organized sports that children play at school
Miss Plumtree takes us for games.6) [countable] an activity or situation that someone seems to be treating less seriously than it should be treated
Marriage is just a game to them.
They are playing political games with people's safety.7) [countable, usually singular] an activity or type of work that is like a game, for example because it has rules that you must follow
In this business, you have to know the rules of the game.
He worked in the building game all his life.8) [uncountable] wild animals, birds, and fish that people hunt, usually for food•
beat/play someone at their own game— to do better at an activity than someone who has a reputation for being very good at it
Hollywood did not enjoy being beaten by the British at its own game.
what's your/his/her game?— spoken used for asking someone what their true intentions are when you think they are not being honestSee:
II UK [ɡeɪm] / US adjective1) prepared to join in with or to try a new, difficult, or dangerous activity
He is such good fun – always game for anything.2) old-fashioned a game knee or leg sometimes feels stiff or sore, often because of an old injury
English dictionary. 2014.