- the act or practice of gambling
- playing games that imitate possible business situations or war maneuvers, as preparation or training
- Gambling, especially casino gambling.
- The playing of games, especially video games.
- Present participle of game.
(countable and uncountable, plural gamings)
- The playing of a game or games, including but not limited to video games and games of chance.
- Careful, strategic use of rules to achieve one's purposes, as one would use the rules of a game.
gaming - Computer Definition
(1) Casino-style gambling. The original meaning of the term, gaming may also refer to gambling over the Internet.
(2) Playing electronic games. Games can be played by an individual with a specialized game machine (video game console) or a computer and gaming software. Many games are designed for multiple players, who can interact and compete with each other using a computer over a LAN or the Internet. That also includes traditional card games; for example, four people, each in different locations around the world, can play bridge together over the Internet. Odyssey Was the First Considered to be the inventor of the first video game, Ralph Baer's idea in the early 1950s of adding games to the TV sets he was building at Loral was rejected. Fifteen years later, he designed several prototypes on his own. Magnavox licensed his technology and introduced it as the Odyssey game machine in 1972, which used plastic overlays on the TV screen for a dozen games including ping-pong. Later, Nolan Bushnell had a similar version created for arcades, and "Pong" quickly became the premier product of his company, which he had renamed Atari. See video game console, gamer, Atari, advergame and pwn.
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 of gameMiddle 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
ahead of the game☆
make game of
off one's game
play the gameInformal
- to act according to the rules of a game
- to behave as fairness or custom requires
the game is up