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 for game
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Game \Game\, a. [Cf. W. cam crooked, and E. gambol, n.]
     Crooked; lame; as, a game leg. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Game \Game\, n. [OE. game, gamen, AS. gamen, gomen, play, sport;
     akin to OS., OHG., & Icel. gaman, Dan. gammen mirth,
     merriment, OSw. gamman joy. Cf. Gammon a game,
     Backgammon, Gamble v. i.]
     1. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
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              We have had pastimes here, and pleasant game.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules,
        for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a
        game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc.
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              But war's a game, which, were their subject wise,
              Kings would not play at.              --Cowper.
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     Note: Among the ancients, especially the Greeks and Romans,
           there were regularly recurring public exhibitions of
           strength, agility, and skill under the patronage of the
           government, usually accompanied with religious
           ceremonies. Such were the Olympic, the Pythian, the
           Nemean, and the Isthmian games.
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     3. The use or practice of such a game; a single match at
        play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.
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              Talk the game o'er between the deal.  --Lloyd.
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     4. That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the
        number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a
        game; as, in short whist five points are game.
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     5. (Card Playing) In some games, a point credited on the
        score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
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     6. A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or
        purpose; method of procedure; projected line of
        operations; plan; project.
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              Your murderous game is nearly up.     --Blackw. Mag.
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              It was obviously Lord Macaulay's game to blacken the
              greatest literary champion of the cause he had set
              himself to attack.                    --Saintsbury.
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     7. Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats
        designed for, or served at, table.
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              Those species of animals . . . distinguished from
              the rest by the well-known appellation of game.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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     Confidence game. See under Confidence.
  
     To make game of, to make sport of; to mock. --Milton.
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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.]
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              God loved he best with all his whole hearte
              At alle times, though him gamed or smarte.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     2. To play at any sport or diversion.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Game \Game\, a.
     1. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock;
        ready to fight to the last; plucky.
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              I was game . . . .I felt that I could have fought
              even to the death.                    --W. Irving.
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     2. Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game,
        or to the act or practice of hunting.
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     Game bag, a sportsman's bag for carrying small game
        captured; also, the whole quantity of game taken.
  
     Game bird, any bird commonly shot for food, esp. grouse,
        partridges, quails, pheasants, wild turkeys, and the shore
        or wading birds, such as plovers, snipe, woodcock, curlew,
        and sandpipers. The term is sometimes arbitrarily
        restricted to birds hunted by sportsmen, with dogs and
        guns.
  
     Game egg, an egg producing a gamecock.
  
     Game laws, laws regulating the seasons and manner of taking
        game for food or for sport.
  
     Game preserver, a land owner who regulates the killing of
        game on his estate with a view to its increase. [Eng.]
  
     To be game.
        (a) To show a brave, unyielding spirit.
        (b) To be victor in a game. [Colloq.]
  
     To die game, to maintain a bold, unyielding spirit to the
        last; to die fighting.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  game
      adj 1: disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a
             game leg" [syn: crippled, halt, halting, lame,
             gimpy, game]
      2: willing to face danger [syn: game, gamy, gamey,
         gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky]
      n 1: a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four
           people to play this game"
      2: a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted
         two hours"
      3: an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he
         thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty
         time"; "his life was all fun and games"
      4: animal hunted for food or sport
      5: (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves
      6: (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed
         to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
      7: the flesh of wild animals that is used for food
      8: a secret scheme to do something (especially something
         underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit
         the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
         [syn: plot, secret plan, game]
      9: the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game;
         "the child received several games for his birthday"
      10: your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing
          game"; "she's in show biz" [syn: game, biz]
      11: frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing
          lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"
      v 1: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm
           betting on the new horse" [syn: bet on, back, gage,
           stake, game, punt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  595 Moby Thesaurus words for "game":
     Animalia, Boston, Byzantine intrigues, Earl of Coventry, Monopoly,
     Olympic games, Olympics, Ping-Pong, Pit, Polish bank, Rugby,
     Russian bank, Scrabble, acquiescent, action, adventurous,
     agreeable, aim, alacritous, all fours, amenable, amusement,
     and fish, animal kingdom, animal life, animality, approach,
     archery, ardent, arrangement, art, artful dodge, artifice, aspic,
     association football, attack, baccarat, backgammon,
     backstairs influence, bad, badminton, bagatelle, ball, bandy,
     banker, barbecue, baseball, basketball, battledore and shuttlecock,
     beano, beasts, beasts of field, beasts of prey, beasts of venery,
     bet, big game, big time, billiards, bingo, birds, blackjack, blind,
     blueprint, blueprinting, bluff, boiled meat, bold, bouilli, bout,
     bowling, bowls, boxing, brag, brave, bridge, brute creation,
     bulldoggish, business, butt, by-end, by-purpose, byword,
     byword of reproach, cabal, calculation, call, calling, canasta,
     career, career building, careerism, casino, cast lots, castrated,
     cat, catch, cattle, charades, charting, chase, checkers, chess,
     chicanery, civet, climbing, collusion, commerce, commit,
     competition, compliant, complicity, complot, conception, concours,
     confederacy, connections, connivance, consenting, conspiracy,
     content, contest, contract, contract bridge, contrivance,
     contriving, cooperative, counterplot, coup, courageous, covin,
     craft, crambo, cribbage, cricket, crippled, croquet, curling,
     cut lots, cut the cards, cute trick, daring, dauntless, deals,
     decathlon, deceit, deep-laid plot, derby, derision, design,
     destination, device, devices, devil-may-care, disabled, discus,
     disposed, disposition, dissemble, dissimulate, distraction,
     diversion, docile, dodge, domestic animals, dominoes,
     double-header, doubles, draughts, draw lots, draw straws, dupe,
     eager, ecarte, emasculated, encounter, end, end in view,
     engagement, engineering, enterprise, enthusiastic, envisagement,
     euchre, event, expedient, fain, fair game, fake, fakement, faro,
     fauna, favorable, favorably disposed, favorably inclined, fearless,
     feign, feint, fencing, fetch, field, fight, figure of fun,
     figuring, finagling, final cause, finesse, fishing, five hundred,
     fives, flesh, flinch, fool, football, forcemeat, foresight,
     forethought, forward, foursome, frame-up, fright, frog, fun,
     fun and games, funmaking, furry creatures, gambit, gamble, games,
     games of chance, gamy, gazingstock, ghost, gimmick, gin, gin rummy,
     gliding, go, goal, goat, golf, good time, graphing, great fun,
     grift, gritty, ground plan, guidelines, gutsy, gutty, gymkhana,
     hachis, halt, halting, hamstrung, handball, handicapped,
     handicraft, hash, hearts, heroic, hide-and-seek, high old time,
     high time, high-spirited, hiking, hobbling, hockey, hopscotch,
     horseshoes, hunting, hurdling, ice hockey, idea, in the mind,
     in the mood, incapacitated, inclined, influence peddling,
     intention, intrepid, intrigue, intrigues, jacks, jackstones,
     jackstraws, jerky, jest, jestingstock, job, joint, joke, joust,
     jugged hare, jugglery, keno, kill, knavery, lacrosse, lame,
     lansquenet, laughingstock, laughs, lawn tennis, lay, layout,
     leapfrog, lifework, limping, line, line of business, line of work,
     lineup, little game, livestock, lobbying, lobbyism,
     long-range plan, loo, lot, lottery, lotto, lovely time, luging,
     machination, maimed, maneuver, maneuvering, manipulation, mapping,
     marbles, mark, master plan, match, match coins, matching,
     matrimony, meat, meet, meeting, menue viande, merels, method,
     methodology, metier, mettlesome, mince, minded, misrepresent,
     mission, mockery, monkey, monte, motorcycling, mountaineering,
     move, mumble-the-peg, mystery, napoleon, nervy, ninepins, number,
     object, object in mind, objective, occupation, old maid, ombre,
     operations research, organization, pall-mall, pallone, pastime,
     patience, pelota, pemmican, penny ante, pentathlon, pertinacious,
     picnic, picquet, plan, planning, planning function, play,
     play at dice, play games, play the ponies, play-off, pleasant time,
     pliant, plot, plotting, ploy, ploys, plucky, poker, polo, pool,
     position, post office, pot roast, practice, prearrangement,
     predisposed, prepared, pretend, prey, procedure, profession,
     program, program of action, prompt, prone, pursuit, pushball,
     put on, put-and-take, pyramids, quadrille, quarry, quick, quintain,
     quoits, race, racket, racquets, raffle off, rally, rationalization,
     ready, ready and willing, reason for being, receptive, recreation,
     red herring, red-blooded, regatta, rencontre, resolute, responsive,
     reverse, riding, rigging, roast, roller skating, ropes,
     rouge et noir, round, rounders, rowing, rum, rummy, runoff, ruse,
     sailing, sailplaning, sausage meat, schedule, schema, schematism,
     schematization, scheme, scheme of arrangement, schemery, schemes,
     scheming, scrapple, sculling, set, setup, seven-up, shift, shinny,
     shoot craps, shooting, shot-put, shuffleboard, singles, skat,
     skating, skeet, skeet shooting, ski-jumping, skiing, skin-diving,
     skittles, sledding, sleight, small game, snipsnapsnorum, snooker,
     snorkel diving, snowmobiling, soccer, softball, solitaire,
     spavined, specialization, specialty, speculate, speculation,
     spirited, spiritful, sport, sports, spunky, squash, stake,
     stickball, stock, straight poker, stratagem, strategic plan,
     strategy, strings, stud poker, subterfuge, surfing, system,
     systematization, table tennis, tactic, tactical plan, tactics,
     target, teleology, tenacious, tennis, tenpins, tent pegging, test,
     tetherball, the big picture, the hunted, the picture, thirty-one,
     threesome, ticktacktoe, tiddlywinks, tilt, tilting, tipcat, tivoli,
     tobogganing, toss, tough, tournament, tourney, toy, tractable,
     trade, trapshooting, trial, trick, trickery, tug of war,
     twenty-one, twosome, ultimate aim, unafraid, undaunted, underplot,
     unflinching, valiant, valorous, venery, venison, viande, victim,
     vingt-et-un, vocation, volleyball, wager, walk, walk of life,
     water polo, waterskiing, way, web of intrigue, well-disposed,
     well-inclined, whist, wild animals, wildlife, wile, willed,
     willing, willinghearted, wily device, wire-pulling, wires, work,
     working plan, wrestling, zealous
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  GAME. Birds and beasts of a wild-nature, obtained by fowling and hunting. 
  Bac. Ab. h. t.; Animals; Ferae natural. 
  
  

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