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game

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

Game

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

game

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).

Patient discussion about game

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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References in classic literature ?
Not at all,' said Alice: `she's so extremely--' Just then she noticed that the Queen was close behind her, listening: so she went on, `--likely to win, that it's hardly worth while finishing the game.
They grumbled and protested, and would certainly have thus attracted Phileas Fogg's attention if he had not been completely absorbed in his game.
If his meal is not ready in season, he takes his rifle, hies to the forest or prairie, shoots his own game, lights his fire, and cooks his repast.
Bertram," said Crawford, some time afterwards, taking the opportunity of a little languor in the game, "I have never told you what happened to me yesterday in my ride home.
Mazarin affected to be more attentive to his game than ever.
Their time for repose and recreation is at sunset, when the labors of the day being ended, they gather together to amuse themselves with petty games, or to hold gossiping convocations on the tops of their lodges.
If he started his match with Gossett at eleven-thirty, he would have plenty of time to have his game and be at the end of the board-walk at the appointed hour.
Because he could not join in the games which other boys played, their life remained strange to him; he only interested himself from the outside in their doings; and it seemed to him that there was a barrier between them and him.
Why, it would be a game to cry over--not to laugh at
If O-Tar be not greatly angered he may be sentenced to but a single game, in which case he may come out alive; but if O-Tar wishes really to dispose of him he will be sentenced to the entire series, and no warrior has ever survived the full ten, or rather none who was under a sentence from O-Tar.
Trent at last released him, and, thrusting the bottle of brandy into his coat-pocket, returned to his game of Patience.
He was "It" less frequently than any of us, and in the course of the game he discovered one difficult "slip" that neither Lop-Ear nor I was able to accomplish.