n. Mirth; amusement; play; sport of any kind; joke; jest, as opposed to earnest: as, to make game of a person, or of his pretensions or actions (now the chief use of the word in this sense). See to make game of, below.n. A play or sport for amusement or diversion.n. A contest for success or superiority in a trial of chance, skill, or endurance, or of any two or all three of these combined: as, a game at cards, dice, or roulette; the games of billiards, draughts, and dominoes; athletic games; the Floral games.n. The art or mode of playing at a game: as, he plays a remarkable game.n. The successful result of a game, or that which is staked on the result: as, the game is ours.n. The requisite number of points or advantages to be gained in order to win a game: as, in cribbage 61 is game or the game.n. A scheme; plan; project; artifice.n. Amorous sport; gallantry; intrigue.n. Sport in the field; field-sports, as the chase, falconry, etc.n. That which is pursued or taken in hunting; the spoil of the chase; quarry; prey.n. Collectively, animals of the chase; those wild animals that are pursued or taken for sport or profit, in hunting, trapping, fowling, or fishing; specifically, the animals useful to man, and whose preservation is therefore desirable, which are enumerated under this designation in the game-laws regulating their pursuit.n. A game-fowl or game-cock. See phrases below.n. A flock: said of swans.n. The scheme has failed; all is at an end.Of or belonging to such animals as are hunted as game: as, game animals; a game pie.Having a plucky spirit, like that of a game-cock; courageous; unyielding: as, to die game.Having the spirit or will to do something; equal to some adventure or exploit: as, are you game for a run or a swim?To play at any sport or diversion.To gamble; play for a stake, prize, or wager with cards, dice, balls, etc., according to certain rules. See gaming.To be glad; rejoice; receive pleasure: sometimes used impersonally with the dative.To stake or lose at play; gamble (away).Crooked; lame: as, a game leg.n. Specifically— A part of a rubber. The victors in two games out of three win the rubber.n. One of the points to be scored in all-fours, as high, low, jack, and the game.n. The number of players necessary, or required by the rules, for playing a game; a ‘set.’n. In old archery, a meeting or public competition of archers.