game noun Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "game" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

game

noun
 
 
/ɡeɪm/
ACTIVITY [C] A1 an entertaining activity or sport that people play, usually needing some skill and played according to rules: a computer game Football's an exciting game. Do you want to play a different game?Tennis and racket sportsGeneral terms used in ball sportsSports and games generally
OCCASION [C] A2 a particular occasion when people play a game: Would you like a game of chess? Who won yesterday's game?Competitions, and parts of competitionsGeneral terms used in ball sports
games UK organized sports that children do at school: I always hated games at school. a games teacherSubjects and disciplines
the European/Commonwealth, etc Games a special event where there are lots of competitions for different sportsCompetitions, and parts of competitionsAthletics
SECRET PLAN [C] UK informal a secret plan: What's your game?Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
ANIMALS [U] wild animals and birds that are hunted for food or sportHuntingDucks, geese and game birdsKinds of meat
→  See also ball game , board game , the Olympic Games , video game , give the game away , play games
(Definition of game noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “game” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More