gamegame1 /ɡeɪm/ ●●●S1W1 noun1activity or sport [countable]a)DGDSan activity or sport in which people compete with each other according to agreedrulesWe used to love playing games like chess or backgammon.b)DGDSan occasion when a game is played → matchDid you see the game on TV last night?a game of tennis/football etcWould you like to have a game of tennis?game against/withEngland’s World Cup game against Holland →ball game, board game, video game, war game2 →games3part of a match [countable]DGDS one of the parts into which a singlematch is divided, for example in tennis or bridge1(4)Graf leads, two games to one.4children [countable]DLSSC a children’s activity in which they play with toys, pretend to be someone else etcgame ofa game of hide-and-seekThe boys were playing a game in the backyard.5 →somebody’s game6 →give the game away7 →beat somebody at their own game8 →be a game9 →play games (with somebody)10animals/birds [uncountable]HBDSOwild animals, birds, and fish that are hunted for food, especially as a sportgame birds →big game11 →the only game in town12business [singular] informalBOJOB/WORK an area of work or businessI’ve been in this game for over ten years.13 →what’s her/your etc game?14 →the game’s up15 →a game of chance16 →somebody got game17 →be on the game18 →game on19 →game over20 →make game of somebody →fair game, → fun and gamesat fun1(5), → the name of the gameat name1(10), → a mug’s gameat mug1(5)COLLOCATIONSverbsplay a gameThey explained how to play the game.see/watch a gameDid you see the game last night?have a game British EnglishThey were having a game of pool.win/lose a gameA.C. Milan won the game with a last-minute goal.Arsenal lost the game because of a mistake by their goalkeeper.the game is tied (=both teams or players had the same score)The game was tied 10-10 at halftime. draw a game British English (=end the game with the same score as the opposing team or player)We played badly and were lucky to draw the game.NOUN + gamea computer/video gameHe was up all night playing computer games.a card gameBridge is a card game for four people.a board/ball gameboard games such as Monopoly and Scrabblea team gameI wasn't very good at team games when I was at school.a party gameWhat's your favourite party game?a basketball/baseball etc gameHe was watching a baseball game on TV.a home game (=played at a team's own sports field)Next Saturday Liverpool have a home game against Manchester United.an away game (=played at an opposing team's sports field)We didn't win any away games last season.a league game (=played as part of a league competition)There's a big league game against Chelsea on Saturday.a cup game (=played as part of a cup competition)He hopes to play in the cup game on Wednesday.a playoff game American English (=one of a series of games played by the best teams in a competition to decide the final winner )This is the first of their five playoff games.a play-off game British English (=played to decide the winner after a previous game ended with both teams having equal points)an indoor gameThere is a hall for indoor games and social functions.an outdoor gameOutdoor games are affected by the weather.phrasesthe rules of the gameIt's against the rules of the game to pick up the ball.
game• So heed Film's guide to gaming.• The next largest source of income is from raffles and gaming.• For one thing, most other potentialbidders have expertise in either lodging or gaming, not both.• The game play and artificial intelligence are unmatched in sports video gaming.• Consoleusers take gaming seriously, and their brandloyalty is frightening.From Longman Business Dictionarygamegame /geɪm/ noun1[countable] an activity in which people compete with each other according to agreed rulesThe market is a game which creates wealth through the process of production exchange. →business game2the advertising/public relations etc game informal the profession of advertising, public relations etcThe company is certainly not new to the publishing game.3beat/play somebody at their own game to beat someone or fight back against them by using the same methods that they useThe computer manufacturer, Compaq, built its reputation by beating IBM at their own game. → see alsozero-sum game