GAME, n. 1. Sport of any kind.2. Jest; opposed to earnest; as, betwixt earnest and game. [Not used.]3. An exercise or play for amusement or winning a stake; as a game of cricket; a game of chess; a game of whist. Some games depend on skill; others on hazard.4. A single match at play.5. Advantage in play; as, to play the game into another's hand.6. Scheme pursued; measures planned. This seems to be the present game of that crown.7. Field sports; the chase, falconry, &c.8. Animals pursued or taken in the chase, or in the sports of the field; animals appropriated in England to legal sportsmen; as deer, hares, &c.9. In antiquity, games were public diversions or contests exhibited as spectacles for the gratification of the people. These games consisted of running, leaping, wrestling, riding, &c. Such were the Olympic games, the Pythian, the Isthmian, the Nemean, &c, among the Greeks; and among the Romans, the Apollinarian, the Circensian, the Capitoline, &c.
10. Mockery; sport; derision; as, to make game of a person.
GAME, v.i. To play at any sport or diversion.1. 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 other thing waged upon the issue of the contest.2. To practice gaming.