Game(gm), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gamed (gmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gaming.] [OE. gamen, gameen, to rejoice, AS. gamenian to play. See Game, n.] 1. To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative. [Obs.]
God loved he best with all his whole hearteChaucer.
At alle times, though him gamed or smarte.
2. To play at any sport or diversion.
3. 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.
game bagn. a canvas or leather bag for carrying game (especially birds) killed by a hunter.
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