gamer definition by Webster's New World
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- an athlete who is game (); specif., one who is highly competitive, steadfast and reliable, etc., esp. in difficult situations
- a person who plays electronic games, board games, etc.
gamer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
One who plays a game, especially a role-playing or computer game.
gamer - Computer Definition
Variant of game
- any form of play or way of playing; amusement; recreation; sport; frolic; play
- any specific contest, engagement, amusement, computer simulation, or sport involving physical or mental competition under specific rules, as football, chess, or war games
- a single contest in such a competition: to win two out of three games
- Tennis a subdivision of a set (), consisting of a series of at least four consecutive serves by a single player
- a subdivision of any of certain other contests
- the number of points required for winning: the game is 25
- the score at any given point in a competition: at the half the game was 7 to 6
- that which is gained by winning; victory; win
- a set of equipment for a competitive amusement: to sell toys and games
- a way or quality of playing in competition: to play a good game
- any test of skill, courage, or endurance: the game of life
- a project; scheme; plan: to see through another's game
- wild birds or animals hunted for sport or for use as food
- the flesh of such creatures used as food
- fair game (sense )
- Informal a business or vocation, esp. one with an element of risk: the stock-market game
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English gamen, akin to Old Frisian game, Old High German gaman ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form gwhemb-, to leap merrily