Game and Sport


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Game noun – A competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize.
Usage example: decided he would indulge in a friendly basketball game with his friends before dinner

Sport is a synonym for game in pastime topic. In some cases you can use "Sport" instead the word "Game" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like work, play, entertainment, athletic event. popular alternative
Nearby Words: gaming, gamed, gamesome, gamesmanship, gamer
Synonyms for Game


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Sport noun – An attitude or manner not to be taken seriously.
Usage example: teasing that began in sport ended with some hateful words being exchanged

Game is a synonym for sport in work topic. You can use "Game" instead a noun "Sport", if it concerns topics such as entertainment, athletic event. popular alternative
Nearby Words: sports, sportive, sporty, sporting, sported
Synonyms for Sport

How words are described

old old game old sport
good good game good sport
best best game best sport
particular particular game particular sport
Other adjectives: similar, regular, original, proper, single, simple, popular, actual, entire, real, big, dangerous, bad, new, given, fictional, titular, different, favorite.

Common collocations

collection game collection sport collection
bit game bit sport bit
lots game lots sport lots

Both words in one sentence

  • An anime or manga in which, rather than fighting, the characters play a game or sport.
  • This trope can appear in non-game media, if an in-universe game or sport uses it.
  • It's more about the game/sport than who they play against, although they will usually be happy to have a worthy friendly rival who can challenge them and test their skills.
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