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game

noun (FUN ACTIVITY/SPORT)    /ɡeɪm/
A1 [C] an entertaining activity or sport, especially one played by children, or the equipment needed for such an activity: a board game indoor/computer games The children played a game of cops and robbers. I told the children to put their toys and games away.Pastimes - general words A2 [C] a particular competition, match, or occasion when people play a game: a game of chess/tennis/baseballCompetitions, and parts of competitions [C] one part of a competition in activities such as tennis: I won the first game, and then lost the next two.General terms used in ball sportsParts and stages of competitions games [plural] UK organized sports activities that children do at school: the games teacher It's games this afternoon.Subjects and disciplinesSports and games generally an organized competition consisting of several different sports events: the Olympic/Commonwealth GamesCompetitions, and parts of competitions [U] the way in which a person plays a particular sport: Susan is playing golf every day to try to improve her game.Sports and games generally [S] something that is not treated seriously: Love is just a game to him.Pastimes - general words Grammar:Play or game?See moreGrammar:PlayPlay as a noun means ‘a piece of dramatic writing for the theatre or radio or television’:See moreGrammar:GameGame is a noun. We use it to talk about sports or other entertaining activities:See more
(Definition of game noun (FUN ACTIVITY/SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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