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English definition of “game”

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 / baseball Competitions, 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?Grammar:PlayPlay as a noun means ‘a piece of dramatic writing for the theatre or radio or television’:Grammar:GameGame is a noun. We use it to talk about sports or other entertaining activities:
(Definition of game noun (FUN ACTIVITY/SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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