1. (n.) Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.

2. (v. i.) Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.

3. (n.) A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc.

4. (n.) The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.

5. (v. i.) That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game.

6. (v. i.) In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.

7. (n.) A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project.

8. (v. i.) Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.

9. (a.) Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.

10. (a.) of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting.

11. (n.) To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.

12. (n.) To play at any sport or diversion.

13. (n.) 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; to gamble.

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