March vs Game - What's the difference?

march | game |


As a proper noun march

is the third month of the gregorian calendar, following february and preceding april abbreviation: mar' or ' .

As a noun game is

a playful or competitive activity.

As an adjective game is

(colloquial) willing to participate.

As a verb game is

to gamble.

march

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . Akin to (etyl) mearc'', ''?emearc "mark, boundary".

Noun

(es)
  • A formal, rhythmic way of walking, used especially by soldiers, bands and in ceremonies.
  • A political rally or parade
  • Any song in the genre of music written for marching (see )
  • Steady forward movement or progression.
  • the march of time
  • (euchre) The feat of taking all the tricks of a hand.
  • Synonyms
    * (steady forward movement or progression) process * (political rally) protest, parade, rally * (steady forward movement) advancement, progression
    Derived terms
    * countermarch * dead march * death march * double march * force-march * forced march * freedom march * frog-march, frog march, frog's march * funeral march * gain a march on, get a march on * grand march * hour of march * in a full march * in march * Jacksonian march * Jarvis march * line of march * make a march * march haemoglobinuria, march hemoglobinuria * march-on * march-order * march out * march-past * march-time * march tumor, march tumour * march to a different drummer * march to the beat of a different drum * minute of march * on a march * on the march * outmarch * rogue's march * route march, route-march, routemarch * slow march * snowball marches * steal a march * wedding march

    Verb

    (es)
  • To walk with long, regular strides, as a soldier does.
  • To cause someone to walk somewhere.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1967 , first = Barbara , last = Sleigh , authorlink = Barbara Sleigh , title = (Jessamy) , edition = 1993 , location = Sevenoaks, Kent , publisher=Bloomsbury , isbn = 0 340 19547 9 , page = 84 , url = , passage = The old man heaved himself from the chair, seized Jessamy by her pinafore frill and marched her to the house. }}
  • To go to war; to make military advances.
  • Derived terms
    * dismarch * marcher * marching * march off * march on * march to the beat of a different drum * outmarch * overmarch * remarch

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (es)
  • A border region, especially one originally set up to defend a boundary.
  • * , Book V:
  • Therefore, sir, be my counsayle, rere up your lyege peple and sende kynges and dewkes to loke unto your marchis , and that the mountaynes of Almayne be myghtyly kepte.
  • (label) A region at a frontier governed by a marquess.
  • The name for any of various territories with similar meanings or etymologies in their native languages.
  • * 1819 , (Lord Byron), , IV:
  • Juan's companion was a Romagnole, / But bred within the March of old Ancona.
    Synonyms
    * (border region) frontier, marchland * (territory) county palatinate, county palatine
    Derived terms
    * Lord Warden of the Marches * marcher * march-gat * march-land * march-man * march parts, march-party * * march stone * march-ward *

    Verb

  • To have common borders or frontiers
  • Etymology 3

    Noun

    (es)
  • (obsolete) Smallage.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)

    game

    English

    Noun

  • A playful or competitive activity.
  • #A playful activity that may be unstructured; an amusement or pastime.
  • #:
  • #(label) An activity described by a set of rules, especially for the purpose of entertainment, often competitive or having an explicit goal.
  • #:
  • #*1983 , Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes, and Walon Green, (WarGames) , MGM/UA Entertainment Co.:
  • #*:Joshua: Shall we play a game ?
  • #(label) A particular instance of playing a game; match .
  • #:
  • #:
  • #*
  • #*:“I'm through with all pawn-games,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell fall out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”.
  • #That which is gained, such as the stake in a game.
  • #The number of points necessary to win a game.
  • #:
  • #(label) In some games, a point awarded to the player whose cards add up to the largest sum.
  • #(label) The equipment that enables such activity, particularly as packaged under a title.
  • #:
  • #One's manner, style, or performance in playing a game.
  • #:
  • #:
  • A field of gainful activity, as an industry or profession.
  • :
  • :
  • Something that resembles a game with rules, despite not being designed.
  • :
  • *
  • *:I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, straining upon the start. The game ’s afoot!
  • *
  • *:“I'm through with all pawn-games ,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell fall out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Timothy Garton Ash)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli , passage=Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. Some call it geoeconomics, but it's geopolitics too.}}
  • An exercise simulating warfare, whether computerized or involving human participants.
  • (label) Wild animals hunted for food.
  • :
  • The ability to seduce someone, usually by strategy.
  • :
  • (label) A questionable or unethical practice in pursuit of a goal; a scheme.
  • :
  • *(Blackwood Magazine)
  • *:Your murderous game is nearly up.
  • *(George Saintsbury) (1845-1933)
  • *:It was obviously Lord Macaulay's game to blacken the greatest literary champion of the cause he had set himself to attack.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * (synonyms to be checked) pastime, play, recreation, frolic, sport, diversion, fun, amusement, merriment, festivity, entertainment, spree, prank, lark, gambol, merrymaking, gaiety * (instance of gameplay) match * (field of gainful activity) line * (military) wargame * (business or occupation) racket * (questionable practices) racket

    Antonyms

    * (antonyms to be checked) drudgery, work, toil

    Derived terms

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    Adjective

    (er)
  • (colloquial) Willing to participate.
  • * (rfdate) (computer game):
  • I'm game , would you like to tell me how [to do that]?
  • (of an animal) That shows a tendency to continue to fight against another animal, despite being wounded, often severely.
  • Persistent, especially in senses similar to the above.
  • Injured, lame (of a limb).
  • * around 1900 , O. Henry,
  • You come with me and we'll have a cozy dinner and a pleasant talk together, and by that time your game ankle will carry you home very nicely, I am sure."

    Synonyms

    * (willing to participate) sporting, willing, daring, disposed, favorable, nervy, courageous, valiant

    Antonyms

    * (willing to participate) cautious, disinclined

    Verb

    (gam)
  • To gamble.
  • To play games and be a gamer.
  • 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.
  • (transitive, slang, of males) To perform premeditated seduction strategy.
  • * 2005 , " Picking up the pieces", The Economist , 6 October 2005:
  • Returning briefly to his journalistic persona to interview Britney Spears, he finds himself gaming her, and she gives him her phone number.
  • * 2010 , Mystery, The Pickup Artist: The New and Improved Art of Seduction , Villard Books (2010), ISBN 9780345518217, page 100:
  • A business associate of mine at the time, George Wu, sat across the way, gaming a stripper the way I taught him.
  • * 2010 , Sheila McClear, " Would you date a pickup artist?", New York Post , 9 July 2010:
  • How did Amanda know she wasn’t getting gamed ? Well, she didn’t. “I would wonder, ‘Is he saying stuff to other girls that he says to me?’ We did everything we could to cut it off . . . yet we somehow couldn’t.”

    Derived terms

    * game the system

    See also

    * (wikipedia "game")

    Anagrams

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