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Game vs. Match

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The main difference between Game and Match is that the Game is a recreative activity and Match is a device for lighting fires

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  • Game (noun)

    A playful or competitive activity.

  • Game (noun)

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

    "Being a child is all fun and games."

  • Game (noun)

    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."

  • Game (noun)

    A particular instance of playing a game; match.

    "Sally won the game."

    "They can turn the game around in the second half."

  • Game (noun)

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

  • Game (noun)

    The number of points necessary to win a game.

    "In short whist, five points are game."

  • Game (noun)

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

  • Game (noun)

    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."

  • Game (noun)

    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."

  • Game (noun)

    A video game.

  • Game (noun)

    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."

  • Game (noun)

    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."

  • Game (noun)

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

  • Game (noun)

    Wild animals hunted for food.

    "The forest has plenty of game."

  • Game (noun)

    The ability to seduce someone, usually by strategy.

    "He didn't get anywhere with her because he had no game."

  • Game (noun)

    Mastery; the ability to excel at something.

  • Game (noun)

    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?"

  • Game (adjective)

    Willing to participate.

  • Game (adjective)

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

  • Game (adjective)

    Persistent, especially in senses similar to the above.

  • Game (adjective)

    Injured, lame (of a limb).

  • Game (verb)

    To gamble.

  • Game (verb)

    To play video games.

  • Game (verb)

    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."

  • Game (verb)

    To perform premeditated seduction strategy.

  • Match (noun)

    A competitive sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match.

    "My local team are playing in a match against their arch-rivals today."

  • Match (noun)

    Any contest or trial of strength or skill, or to determine superiority.

  • Match (noun)

    Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.

    "He knew he had met his match."

  • Match (noun)

    A marriage.

  • Match (noun)

    A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.

  • Match (noun)

    Suitability.

  • Match (noun)

    Equivalence; a state of correspondence.

  • Match (noun)

    Equality of conditions in contest or competition.

  • Match (noun)

    A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.

    "The carpet and curtains are a match."

  • Match (noun)

    An agreement or compact.

  • Match (noun)

    A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly embedded when a mould is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mould.

  • Match (noun)

    A device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.

    "spunk q|obsolete"

    "He struck a match and lit his cigarette."

  • Match (verb)

    To agree; to be equal; to correspond.

    "Their interests didn't match, so it took a long time to agree what to do together."

    "These two copies are supposed to be identical, but they don't match."

  • Match (verb)

    To agree with; to be equal to; to correspond to.

    "His interests didn't match her interests."

  • Match (verb)

    To make a successful match or pairing.

    "They found out about his color-blindness when he couldn't match socks properly."

  • Match (verb)

    To equal or exceed in achievement.

    "She matched him at every turn: anything he could do, she could do as well or better."

  • Match (verb)

    To unite in marriage, to mate.

  • Match (verb)

    To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and groove at the edges.

    "to match boards"

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  • Game (adjective)

    Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.

  • Game (adjective)

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

  • Game (adjective)

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

  • Game (noun)

    Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.

  • Game (noun)

    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.

  • Game (noun)

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

  • Game (noun)

    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.

  • Game (noun)

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

  • Game (noun)

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

  • Game (noun)

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

  • Game (verb)

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

  • Game (verb)

    To play at any sport or diversion.

  • Game (verb)

    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.

  • Match (noun)

    Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood or cardboard dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium.

  • Match (noun)

    A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.

  • Match (noun)

    A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like

  • Match (noun)

    A matrimonial union; a marriage.

  • Match (noun)

    An agreement, compact, etc.

  • Match (noun)

    A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.

  • Match (noun)

    Equality of conditions in contest or competition, or one who provides equal competition to another in a contest; as, he had no match as a swordsman within the city.

  • Match (noun)

    Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match.

  • Match (noun)

    A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mold.

  • Match

    To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.

  • Match

    To furnish with its match; to bring a match, or equal, against; to show an equal competitor to; to set something in competition with, or in opposition to, as equal.

  • Match

    To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.

  • Match

    To make or procure the equal of, or that which is exactly similar to, or corresponds with; as, to match a vase or a horse; to match cloth.

  • Match

    To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another).

  • Match

    To marry; to give in marriage.

  • Match

    To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and a groove, at the edges; as, to match boards.

  • Match (verb)

    To be united in marriage; to mate.

  • Match (verb)

    To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match.

Webster Dictionary
  • Game (noun)

    a single play of a game;

    "the game lasted 2 hours"

  • Game (noun)

    a contest with rules to determine a winner;

    "you need four people to play this game"

  • Game (noun)

    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"

  • Game (noun)

    animal hunted for food or sport

  • Game (noun)

    the game equipment needed to play a game;

    "the child received several games for his birthday"

  • Game (noun)

    your occupation or line of work;

    "he's in the plumbing game"

    "she's in show biz"

  • Game (noun)

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

    "the game is 6 all"

    "he is serving for the game"

  • Game (noun)

    the flesh of wild animals that is used for food

  • Game (noun)

    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"

  • Game (noun)

    frivolous or trifling behavior;

    "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"

    "for him, life is all fun and games"

  • Game (verb)

    place a bet on;

    "Which horse are you backing?"

    "I'm betting on the new horse"

  • Game (adjective)

    disabled in the feet or legs;

    "a crippled soldier"

    "a game leg"

  • Game (adjective)

    willing to face danger

  • Match (noun)

    lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction;

    "he always carries matches to light his pipe"

  • Match (noun)

    a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

  • Match (noun)

    a burning piece of wood or cardboard;

    "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"

  • Match (noun)

    an exact duplicate;

    "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

  • Match (noun)

    the score needed to win a match

  • Match (noun)

    a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

  • Match (noun)

    a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

  • Match (noun)

    a pair of people who live together;

    "a married couple from Chicago"

  • Match (noun)

    something that resembles or harmonizes with;

    "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"

  • Match (verb)

    be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics;

    "The two stories don't agree in many details"

    "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"

    "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

  • Match (verb)

    provide funds complementary to;

    "The company matched the employees' contributions"

  • Match (verb)

    bring two objects, ideas, or people together;

    "This fact is coupled to the other one"

    "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"

    "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"

  • Match (verb)

    be equal to in quality or ability;

    "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"

    "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"

    "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

  • Match (verb)

    make correspond or harmonize;

    "Match my sweater"

  • Match (verb)

    satisfy or fulfill;

    "meet a need"

    "this job doesn't match my dreams"

  • Match (verb)

    give or join in marriage

  • Match (verb)

    set into opposition or rivalry;

    "let them match their best athletes against ours"

    "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"

    "He plays his two children off against each other"

  • Match (verb)

    be equal or harmonize;

    "The two pieces match"

  • Match (verb)

    make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;

    "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"

    "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

Princeton's WordNet

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