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Meaning of gaming by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -eɪmɪŋ



    1. Present participle of game .


    gaming ( uncountable )

    1. ( gambling ) The business of offering games of chance for money .
    2. ( gaming ) Playing a game with a video interface .
    3. Careful, strategic use of rules to achieve one's purposes, as one would use the rules of a game .

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Explanation of gaming by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning ( including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize )

    Definition of gaming by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Game ( gām ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gamed ( gāmd ); 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 hearte

      At alle times, though him gamed or smarte. Chaucer.

      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.

    2. gaming ( gāmĭng ), n. The act or practice of playing games for stakes or wagers; gambling.