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.] [1913 Webster]

God loved he best with all his whole hearte At alle times, though him gamed or smarte. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To play at any sport or diversion. [1913 Webster]

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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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