Synonyms for 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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