Game vs. Sport

Game vs. Sport — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Game and Sport

Gamenoun

A playful or competitive activity.

Sportnoun

(countable) Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics.

Gamenoun

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

Being a child is all fun and games.

Sportnoun

(countable) Something done for fun despite being intended for and primarily used for serious goals.

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.

Sportnoun

(countable) A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.

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Gamenoun

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

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

Sportnoun

(countable) Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirably good-natured manner, e.g. to being teased or to losing a game; a good sport.

Gamenoun

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

Sportnoun

(obsolete) That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.

Gamenoun

The number of points necessary to win a game.

In short whist, five points are game.

Sportnoun

(obsolete) Mockery; derision.

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Gamenoun

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

Sportnoun

(countable) A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

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.

Sportnoun

(uncountable) Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.

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.

Sportnoun

A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects.

Gamenoun

An amorous dalliance.

Sportnoun

A sportsman; a gambler.

Gamenoun

(countable) A video game.

Sportnoun

One who consorts with disreputable people, including prostitutes.

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.

Sportnoun

An amorous dalliance.

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.

Sportnoun

A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)

Gamenoun

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

Sportnoun

(obsolete) Play; idle jingle.

Gamenoun

(uncountable) Wild animals hunted for food.

The forest has plenty of game.

Sportverb

(intransitive) To amuse oneself, to play.

children sporting on the green

Gamenoun

The ability to seduce someone, usually by strategy.

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

Sportverb

(intransitive) To mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with.

Jen sports with Bill's emotions.

Gamenoun

Mastery; the ability to excel at something.

Sportverb

(transitive) To display; to have as a notable feature.

Jen's sporting a new pair of shoes;he was sporting a new wound from the combat

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?

Sportverb

(reflexive) To divert; to amuse; to make merry.

Gameadjective

(colloquial) Willing to participate.

Sportverb

(transitive) To represent by any kind of play.

Gameadjective

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

Sportverb

To practise the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.

Gameadjective

Persistent, especially in senses similar to the above.

Sportverb

To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal.

Gameadjective

Injured, lame (of a limb).

Sportverb

(transitive) To close (a door).

Gameverb

(intransitive) To gamble.

Sportnoun

an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Gameverb

(intransitive) To play video games.

Sportnoun

the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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.

Sportnoun

someone who engages in sports

Gameverb

To perform premeditated seduction strategy.

Sportnoun

(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

Gamenoun

a single play of a game;

the game lasted 2 hours

Sportnoun

(Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine

Gamenoun

a contest with rules to determine a winner;

you need four people to play this game

Sportnoun

verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously);

he became a figure of fun

Gamenoun

an amusement or pastime;

they played word gameshe thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty timehis life was all fun and games

Sportverb

wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner;

she was sporting a new hat

Gamenoun

animal hunted for food or sport

Sportverb

play boisterously;

The children frolicked in the gardenthe gamboling lambs in the meadowsThe toddlers romped in the playroom

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 gameshe's in show biz

Gamenoun

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

the game is 6 allhe 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 governorI saw through his little game from the start

Gamenoun

frivolous or trifling behavior;

for actors, memorizing lines is no gamefor 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 soldiera game leg

Gameadjective

willing to face danger