Synonyms of game


1. game, activity

usage: a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"

2. game, contest, competition

usage: a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted two hours"

3. game, diversion, recreation

usage: an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"

4. game, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

usage: animal hunted for food or sport

5. game, part, section, division

usage: (tennis) a division of play during which one player serves

6. game, score

usage: (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"

7. game, meat

usage: the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

8. plot, secret plan, game, scheme, strategy

usage: a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"

9. game, game equipment

usage: the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game; "the child received several games for his birthday"

10. game, biz, occupation, business, job, line of work, line

usage: your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz"

11. game, play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper

usage: frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"


1. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt, bet, wager, play

usage: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"


1. crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game, unfit (vs. fit)

usage: disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"

2. game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky, brave (vs. cowardly), courageous

usage: willing to face danger

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