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A contest, physical or mental, conducted according to set rules, played for amusement or for a stake.
[M.E. fr. O.E. gamen]


broad-breasted, brightly colored breed of table poultry used widely in breeding hybrid table poultry.


birds or animals hunted and killed in the chase, i.e. for sport. Used also in respect of animals hunted for provisions and skins. Said of animals and birds, hence game birds, etc.

game animals
includes deer and other similar large ruminants, wild pig and the group of largely African animals classed as 'big game'. Game fish are marlin, tuna and other big marine fish rather than the smaller freshwater fish of rod and reel devotees.
game birds
birds originally hunted but nowadays also farmed. Includes pheasants, quail, partridge, francolin, jungle fowl, guinea fowl.
game farm
farm dedicated to keeping game animals, usually exotic ones, in the wild in conditions as nearly natural as possible. In most instances they are a hobby or for relaxation and entertainment. They are really private zoos or zoological gardens.
game fish
fish hunted for sport.
game meat
meat from slaughtered game animals.
game ranch
see game farm (above).

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Q. Can you tell me more about Brain games? There are many new brain games now advertised by Nintendo and others. Are they doing anything to delay Alzheimer’s

A. Interesting comment. I'll check the link.

Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments? 4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?

A. The only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

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Guy Stephenson, Gatwick Airport Chief Commercial Officer, said: 'This new service makes the adventure of a life time in the heart of Africa a real possibility for more people than ever before, be they spotting gorillas in the wild, game animals on safari or visiting the beautiful tea plantations.
According to Avi Gopher, another author of the study, it was likely that large game animals such as horses, cattle and deer were hunted by adults, while children and the elderly caught the slow-moving turtles.
Even if a game animal stays on one farm 24/7/365, until killed it belongs to no one.
Preserved game animals are mostly displayed above the merchandise, a design trick employed by Cabela's to create smaller stores that can be built in smaller markets and near urban areas.
At the inn in Burguete Jake sees three "dark and smoky-looking" pictures of "dead" game animals and birds: "There was one panel of rabbits, dead, one of pheasants, also dead, and one panel of dead ducks" (110).
For this year's hunting season, a single hunter on a commercial farm will be allowed to hunt a total of three large game animals; or a total of two large game and four small game animals; or a total of one large game and eight small game animals; or a total of twelve small game animals.
Such authoritative field guides are more often associated with natural historians and photographers, and very few of them have shot placement diagrams as Game Animals of the World does.
Zimbabwean conservationists are investigating the legality of a hunting trip by US magnate Donald Trump's sons after photos showed up online of the brothers posing with dead game animals.
South African Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus said that the new notes will be introduced by the end of 2012 and would gradually replace the current series of bills that bears the images of Africa's "big five" prized game animals.
She discusses Yukie and the origins of the book, the living world in it, the Ainu social landscape, weighty animal spirits and important game animals, and symbolic and ordinary animal spirits.
The South Africans hunt game animals to be sold in the markets over there, much as we Americans did up to turn of the 20th century.
So we have both dealt with a large variety of domesticated and wild animals, from exotics to game animals.