gamelike
adjective see game I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • game — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gamen; akin to Old High German gaman amusement Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) activity engaged in for diversion or amusement ; play (2) the equipment for a game b. often derisive or mocking …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cat and mouse — 1. Also called cat and rat. a children s game in which players in a circle keep a player from moving into or out of the circle and permit a second player to move into or out of the circle to escape the pursuing first player. 2. Western U.S. tick… …   Universalium

  • cryptology — cryptologist, n. cryptologic /krip tl oj ik/, cryptological, adj. /krip tol euh jee/, n. 1. cryptography. 2. the science and study of cryptanalysis and cryptography. [1635 45; < NL cryptologia. See CRYPTO , LOGY] * * * Introduction …   Universalium

  • game — game1 gameless, adj. gamelike, adj. gameness, n. /gaym/, n., adj., gamer, gamest, v., gamed, gaming. n. 1. an amusement or pastime: children s games. 2. the m …   Universalium

  • salugi — /seuh looh jee/, n. 1. a gamelike prank in which a youth grabs something belonging to another and throws it to a third, preventing the owner from retrieving it as it is tossed back and forth. interj. 2. (used to signal the beginning of this prank …   Universalium

  • HAIKU —    Haiku (called haikai until the Meiji era) is a simplified lyric form derived from traditional tanka poetry consisting of 17 syllables in the pattern 5–7–5. During the Tokugawa period, haiku emerged under the guidance and genius of Matsuo Basho …   Japanese literature and theater

  • cat and mouse — noun a game for children in which the players form a circle and join hands; they raise their hands to let a player inside the circle or lower their hands to bar a second player who is chasing the first • Syn: ↑cat and rat • Hypernyms: ↑child s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • salugi — /seuh looh jee/, n. 1. a gamelike prank in which a youth grabs something belonging to another and throws it to a third, preventing the owner from retrieving it as it is tossed back and forth. interj. 2. (used to signal the beginning of this prank …   Useful english dictionary

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