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Bout vs. Game

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Boutnoun

A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant

‘a bout of drought.’;

Gamenoun

A playful or competitive activity.

Boutnoun

(boxing) A boxing match.

Gamenoun

A playful activity that may be unstructured; an amusement or pastime.

‘Being a child is all fun and games.’;

Boutnoun

(fencing) An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept.

Gamenoun

(countable) An activity described by a set of rules, especially for the purpose of entertainment, often competitive or having an explicit goal.

‘Games in the classroom can make learning fun.’;

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Boutnoun

(roller derby) A roller derby match.

Gamenoun

(countable) A particular instance of playing a game; match.

‘Sally won the game.’; ‘They can turn the game around in the second half.’;

Boutnoun

A fighting competition.

Gamenoun

That which is gained, such as the stake in a game.

Boutnoun

(music) A bulge or widening in a musical instrument, such as either of the two characteristic bulges of a guitar.

Gamenoun

The number of points necessary to win a game.

‘In short whist, five points are game.’;

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Boutnoun

(dated) The going and returning of a plough, or other implement used to mark the ground and create a headland, across a field.

Gamenoun

(card games) In some games, a point awarded to the player whose cards add up to the largest sum.

Boutverb

To contest a bout.

Gamenoun

(countable) The equipment that enables such activity, particularly as packaged under a title.

‘Some of the games in the closet we have on the computer as well.’;

Boutpreposition

(colloquial) lang=en

‘They're talking bout you!’; ‘Maddy is bout to get beat up!’;

Gamenoun

One's manner, style, or performance in playing a game.

‘Study can help your game of chess.’; ‘Hit the gym if you want to toughen up your game.’;

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Boutnoun

As much of an action as is performed at one time; a going and returning, as of workmen in reaping, mowing, etc.; a turn; a round.

‘In notes with many a winding boutOf linked sweetness long drawn out.’; ‘The prince . . . has taken me in his train, so that I am in no danger of starving for this bout.’;

Gamenoun

An amorous dalliance.

Boutnoun

A conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything; as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout.

‘The gentleman will, for his honor's sake, have one bout with you; he can not by the duello avoid it.’;

Gamenoun

(countable) A video game.

Boutnoun

(sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive

Gamenoun

A field of gainful activity, as an industry or profession.

‘When it comes to making sales, John is the best in the game.’; ‘He's in the securities game somehow.’;

Boutnoun

a boxing match;

‘the fight was on television last night’;

Gamenoun

Something that resembles a game with rules, despite not being designed.

‘In the game of life, you may find yourself playing the waiting game far too often.’;

Boutnoun

an occasion for excessive eating or drinking;

‘they went on a bust that lasted three days’;

Gamenoun

An exercise simulating warfare, whether computerized or involving human participants.

Gamenoun

(uncountable) Wild animals hunted for food.

‘The forest has plenty of game.’;

Gamenoun

The ability to seduce someone, usually by strategy.

‘He didn't get anywhere with her because he had no game.’;

Gamenoun

Mastery; the ability to excel at something.

Gamenoun

(countable) A questionable or unethical practice in pursuit of a goal; a scheme.

‘You want to borrow my credit card for a week? What's your game?’;

Gameadjective

(colloquial) Willing to participate.

Gameadjective

(of an animal) That shows a tendency to continue to fight against another animal, despite being wounded, often severely.

Gameadjective

Persistent, especially in senses similar to the above.

Gameadjective

Injured, lame (of a limb).

Gameverb

(intransitive) To gamble.

Gameverb

(intransitive) To play video games.

Gameverb

(transitive) To exploit loopholes in a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the spirit of the rules in effect, usually to obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable.

‘We'll bury them in paperwork, and game the system.’;

Gameverb

To perform premeditated seduction strategy.

Gameadjective

Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.

Gameadjective

Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.

‘I was game . . . .I felt that I could have fought even to the death.’;

Gameadjective

Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting.

Gamenoun

Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.

‘We have had pastimes here, and pleasant game.’;

Gamenoun

A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc.

‘But war's a game, which, were their subject wise,Kings would not play at.’;

Gamenoun

The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.

‘Talk the game o'er between the deal.’;

Gamenoun

That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game.

Gamenoun

In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.

Gamenoun

A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project.

‘Your murderous game is nearly up.’; ‘It was obviously Lord Macaulay's game to blacken the greatest literary champion of the cause he had set himself to attack.’;

Gamenoun

Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.

‘Those species of animals . . . distinguished from the rest by the well-known appellation of game.’;

Gameverb

To rejoice; to be pleased; - often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.

‘God loved he best with all his whole hearteAt alle times, though him gamed or smarte.’;

Gameverb

To play at any sport or diversion.

Gameverb

To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice, billiards, or other instruments, according to certain rules, with a view to win money or some other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.

Gamenoun

a single play of a game;

‘the game lasted 2 hours’;

Gamenoun

a contest with rules to determine a winner;

‘you need four people to play this game’;

Gamenoun

an amusement or pastime;

‘they played word games’; ‘he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time’; ‘his life was all fun and games’;

Gamenoun

animal hunted for food or sport

Gamenoun

the game equipment needed to play a game;

‘the child received several games for his birthday’;

Gamenoun

your occupation or line of work;

‘he's in the plumbing game’; ‘she's in show biz’;

Gamenoun

(games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win;

‘the game is 6 all’; ‘he is serving for the game’;

Gamenoun

the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

Gamenoun

a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal);

‘they concocted a plot to discredit the governor’; ‘I saw through his little game from the start’;

Gamenoun

frivolous or trifling behavior;

‘for actors, memorizing lines is no game’; ‘for him, life is all fun and games’;

Gameverb

place a bet on;

‘Which horse are you backing?’; ‘I'm betting on the new horse’;

Gameadjective

disabled in the feet or legs;

‘a crippled soldier’; ‘a game leg’;

Gameadjective

willing to face danger

Game

A game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for entertainment or fun, and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements.

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