Word of the Day: Game

game / ˈgām   noun  
  1. organized play or amusement
Life is more fun if you play games. Roald Dahl, 1916-1990  
  1. an activity that is competitive or cooperative in nature with a set of rules, usually done for fun or sport
Bridge is the king of all card games. Bill Gates, 1955-  
  1. an instance of such an activity
A man of high principles is someone who can watch a chess game without passing comment. Chinese Proverb  
  1. the score at a certain point in such an activity
The game was 21-14 at halftime, but “then they just blew us out in the second half,” scoring 29 unanswered points, Calderazzo recalled… John Niyo, ?-, https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/columnists/john-niyo/2018/11/22/john-niyo-myth-woody-hayes-infamous-three-point-try/2083035002/  
  1. a particular manner of conducting an activity
The more you flatter a fool, the more seriously he plays his game. Spanish Proverb  
  1. a joke
If, in fact, she was playing some type of silly game with him, she hid it well. from ‘Duke of Midnight’ by Elizabeth Hoyt, 1970-  
  1. wild animals hunted for food or sport
A roaring lion kills no game. Ugandan Proverb  
  1. the meat or flesh of hunted wild animals
Beyond venison, virtually all wild game is leaner than a commercially raised animal and in general has fewer calories as well. outdoortrailsnetwork.com/expert-advice/benefits-of-eating-wild-game  
  1. a line or field of activities for gain
Any other line of endeavor affords opportunity to lay away something for the evening of life, but not so in the news end of the newspaper game. from ‘The Philosophical Newspaper Man’ by Omer K. Benedict, 1873-1933, found in The Rotarian, 1915  
  1. an activity that has an element of competition or rivalry
There is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying. And you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears. Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963   adjective  
  1. ready for action
I’m game for anything fun. Dweezil Zappa, 1969-   verb  
  1. to cheat
Because government has tremendous power, it attracts people who are eager to game the system, obtaining by force of law what they could never achieve through consensus. William A . Dembski, 1960-  
  1. to play an electronic program on a video screen for fun
Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. Andy Serkis, 1964-  
  1. to engage in an activity for play
All voting is a sort of gaming like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong. Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862