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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

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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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Credit to Kenneth for putting up a splendid fight in the second game too but Sachin masterminded a brilliant recovery and saved four game points to go two-games up.
Flintridge-Sacred Heart had four game points in the second game and three in the fourth, but the Wolverines rallied around their superior depth at hitter and held off the defensively strong Tologs.
Saugus scored six consecutive points and nine of the next 10 to close to 13-11, but Valencia stayed in the match when Saugus' Julia Bradley hit wide and Valencia's Tierra Burnley came up with a big block on game point.
Massaro played almost perfect squash in the first game, slowing the pace and keeping David pinned to the back of the court, but her inability to convert the game points cost her dearly.
Adrian Grant, the world No21 squandered two game points at 8-6 in his second game against Alex Gough, the world No 19.
The British national champions and Olympic silver medallists lost the mixed doubles final 1512, 17-14 despite leading 14-3 in the second and holding five game points against Koreans Lee Jae Jin and Lee Hyo Jung.
The handicap markets make Clare the three point underdogs but it's the total game points that interest me.
The platform allows organizations or advertisers to layer PSAs, movie trailers or promotions within game play, and the users earn game points while viewing the content.
Percy won the next two points and a Shahbaz forehand that went wide gave him two game points.
Frana was ultimately left to lament not converting any of five game points in the opening set," said JC's performance coach Henriques, but even in defeat, Ugarkovic's performance was full of guts, determination and old-fashioned scrambling all over the court.
Nadal forced another error for deuce, and after Nishikori squandered three further game points the Spaniard brought up break point on a wide forehand which was converted when the Japanese fired long.
Other popular ways of earning free Game Points include trading in unwanted gift cards, purchasing movie tickets, recycling old electronics and more.