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Webster 1913 Edition


gaming

gam′ing

(gām′ĭng)
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Noun.
The act or practice of playing games for stakes or wagers; gambling.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gaming

GA'MING

,
ppr.
Playing; sporting; playing for money.

GA'MING

,
Noun.
The act or art of playing any game in a context for a victory, or for a prize or stake.
1.
The practice of using cards, dice, billiards and the like, according to certain rules, for winning money, &c.

Definition 2021


gaming

gaming

English

Verb

gaming

  1. present participle of game

Noun

gaming (countable and uncountable, plural gamings)

  1. The playing of a game or games, including but not limited to video games and games of chance.
    • Philip Schaff
      [] the unprofitable plays, frivolous recreations, sportings, and gamings which are invented to pass away the precious time, and divert the mind from the witness of God []
    • 2013 June 28, Tom Vanderbilt, The lose-lose logic of the machine zone”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 29:
      The US gaming industry, in a pamphlet called Demystifying Slot Machines [], argues that "slot manufacturers need to build devices for a society with a decreasing attention span and an increasing demand for exciting, fast-paced entertainment, all in a marketplace overflowing with competing entertainment options".
  2. Careful, strategic use of rules to achieve one's purposes, as one would use the rules of a game.

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