Synonyms for game

Synonyms for (noun) game

Synonyms: game

Definition: an amusement or pastime

Usage: they played word games; he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time; his life was all fun and games

Similar words: diversion, recreation

Definition: an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

Usage: scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists; for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles; drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation

Synonyms: game

Definition: a contest with rules to determine a winner

Usage: you need four people to play this game

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms: game

Definition: a single play of a sport or other contest

Usage: the game lasted two hours

Similar words: competition, contest

Definition: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

Synonyms: game

Definition: frivolous or trifling behavior

Usage: for actors, memorizing lines is no game; for him, life is all fun and games

Similar words: caper, frolic, gambol, romp, play

Definition: gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

Usage: it was all done in play; their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly

Synonyms: game, biz

Definition: your occupation or line of work

Usage: he's in the plumbing game; she's in show biz

Similar words: business, job, line, line of work, occupation

Definition: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

Usage: he's not in my line of business

Synonyms: game

Definition: animal hunted for food or sport

Similar words: animal, animate being, beast, fauna, brute, creature

Definition: a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Synonyms: game

Definition: the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game

Usage: the child received several games for his birthday

Similar words: game equipment

Definition: equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

Synonyms: plot, game, secret plan

Definition: a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

Usage: they concocted a plot to discredit the governor; I saw through his little game from the start

Similar words: strategy, scheme

Definition: an elaborate and systematic plan of action

Synonyms: game

Definition: the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

Similar words: meat

Definition: the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

Synonyms: game

Definition: (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win

Usage: the game is 6 all; he is serving for the game

Similar words: score

Definition: a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

Usage: the score was 7 to 0

Synonyms: game

Definition: (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves

Similar words: part, section, division

Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

Usage: the written part of the exam; the finance section of the company; the BBC's engineering division

Synonyms for (verb) game

Synonyms: punt, stake, gage, game, back, bet on

Definition: place a bet on

Usage: Which horse are you backing?; I'm betting on the new horse

Similar words: play, bet, wager

Definition: stake on the outcome of an issue

Usage: I bet $100 on that new horse; She played all her money on the dark horse

Synonyms for (adj) game

Synonyms: game, gamey, gamy, mettlesome, gritty, spirited, spunky

Definition: willing to face danger

Similar words: courageous, brave

Definition: possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

Usage: Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring- Herman Melville; a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain- William Wordsworth; set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

Synonyms: gimpy, halt, halting, game, lame, crippled

Definition: disabled in the feet or legs

Usage: a crippled soldier; a game leg

Similar words: unfit

Definition: not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition

Usage: fat and very unfit; certified as unfit for army service; drunk and unfit for service

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