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game (n.)

13世纪, 来自古英语 gamen “欢乐, 乐趣; 游戏, 娱乐”, 常见于日耳曼语(同源词. 古弗里斯兰语 game “欢乐, 欢快”, 古北欧语 gaman “游戏, 运动; 快乐, 娱乐”, 古撒克逊语 gaman, 古高德语 gaman “运动, 欢快”, 丹麦语 gamen, 瑞典语 gamman “欢快” ), 据说与哥特语 gaman “参与, 共融” 相同, 来自原日耳曼语 *ga- 集体前缀+ *mann “人”, 给人一种“人在一起” 的感觉.

-en 可能因为被误认为是后缀而丢失. 意思是“按照规则进行的成功或优势竞赛”, 最早见于13世纪(竞技比赛, 象棋, 西洋双陆棋). 特别是“狩猎, 捕鱼, 叫卖或捕禽的运动” (14世纪), 因此“为运动而捕获的野生动物” (14世纪), 这是 fair game (见 fair (adj.) 下) 的 game, 也是 gamey. 意为“赢得一场比赛所需的分数”, 是1830年的. Game plan 是1941年, 从美国足球. game show 1961年首次考证.

game (adj.1)

“跛脚”, 1787年, 来自北米德兰兹方言, 来源不明, 可能是 gammy (流浪汉俚语) “坏” 的变体, 或来自古北法语 gambe “腿” (见 gambol (n.) ).

game (adj.2)

“随时准备行动, 毫不畏惧, 能胜任任务;” 可能字面意思是“像游戏鸡一样精神抖擞”, 1725年, 从 game-cock “为战斗而饲养的鸟” (1670年代), 从 game (n.) 的“运动, 娱乐” 意义. 中古英语形容词 gamesome, gamelich, 意思是“欢乐的, 好玩的, 运动的”.

game (v.)

中英语 gamen “运动, 玩笑, 玩笑”, 来自古英语 gamenian “玩耍, 玩笑, 玩笑;” 见 game (n.). 中古英语这个词从15世纪开始就鲜有记载, 现代使用的“to play at games” (1520s) 可能是由名词新形成的; 而它可能在20世纪末被重新提出来, 指的是电脑游戏. 相关链接: Gamed; gaming.

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Definitions of game from WordNet
1
game (n.)
a contest with rules to determine a winner;
you need four people to play this game
game (n.)
a single play of a sport or other contest;
the game lasted two hours
game (n.)
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 (n.)
animal hunted for food or sport;
game (n.)
(tennis) a division of play during which one player serves;
game (n.)
(games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win;
he is serving for the game
the game is 6 all
game (n.)
the flesh of wild animals that is used for food;
game (n.)
a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal);
I saw through his little game from the start
Synonyms: plot / secret plan
game (n.)
the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game;
the child received several games for his birthday
game (n.)
your occupation or line of work;
he's in the plumbing game
Synonyms: biz
game (n.)
frivolous or trifling behavior;
for him, life is all fun and games
for actors, memorizing lines is no game
2
game (adj.)
disabled in the feet or legs;
a game leg
Synonyms: crippled / halt / halting / lame / gimpy
game (adj.)
willing to face danger;
Synonyms: gamy / gamey / gritty / mettlesome / spirited / spunky
3
game (v.)
place a bet on;
Synonyms: bet on / back / gage / stake / punt
From wordnet.princeton.edu