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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Game \Game\ (g[=a]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gamed (g[=a]md); p.
pr. & vb. n. Gaming.] [OE. gamen, game?en, to rejoice, AS.
gamenian to play. See Game, n.]
1. To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English,
impersonally with dative. [Obs.]
God loved he best with all his whole hearte
At alle times, though him gamed or smarte.
2. To play at any sport or diversion.
3. To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice,
billiards, or other instruments, according to certain
rules, with a view to win money or some other thing waged
upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.
[1913 Webster] gamebag
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