game vs halt what difference

what is difference between game and halt

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gām, IPA(key): /ɡeɪm/
  • Rhymes: -eɪm

Etymology 1

From Middle English game, gamen, gammen, from Old English gamen (sport, joy, mirth, pastime, game, amusement, pleasure), from Proto-West Germanic *gaman, from Proto-Germanic *gamaną (amusement, pleasure, game”, literally “participation, communion, people together), from *ga- (collective prefix) + *mann- (man); or alternatively from *ga- + a root from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to think, have in mind).

Cognate with Old Frisian game, gome (joy, amusement, entertainment), Middle High German gamen (joy, amusement, fun, pleasure), Swedish gamman (mirth, rejoicing, merriment), Icelandic gaman (fun). Related to gammon, gamble.

Noun

game (countable and uncountable, plural games)

  1. A playful or competitive activity.
    1. A playful activity that may be unstructured; an amusement or pastime.
      Synonyms: amusement, diversion, entertainment, festivity, frolic, fun, gaiety, gambol, lark, merriment, merrymaking, pastime, play, prank, recreation, sport, spree
      Antonyms: drudgery, work, toil
    2. (countable) An activity described by a set of rules, especially for the purpose of entertainment, often competitive or having an explicit goal.
      Synonyms: see Thesaurus:game
    3. (Britain, in the plural) A school subject during which sports are practised.
      • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 37:
        From time to time, track-suited boys ran past them, with all the deadly purpose and humourless concentration of those who enjoyed Games.
    4. (countable) A particular instance of playing a game.
      Synonym: match
    5. That which is gained, such as the stake in a game.
    6. The number of points necessary to win a game.
    7. (card games) In some games, a point awarded to the player whose cards add up to the largest sum.
    8. (countable) The equipment that enables such activity, particularly as packaged under a title.
    9. One’s manner, style, or performance in playing a game.
    10. (countable) Ellipsis of video game.
  2. (now rare) Lovemaking, flirtation.
  3. (slang) Prostitution. (Now chiefly in on the game.)
    • 1755, Tobias Smollett, translating Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, Volume 1, I.2:
      [H]e put spurs to his horse, and just in the twilight reached the gate, where, at that time, there happened to be two ladies of the game [transl. mugeres moças], who being on their journey to Seville, with the carriers, had chanced to take up their night’s lodging in this place.
  4. (countable, informal, nearly always singular) A field of gainful activity, as an industry or profession.
    Synonym: line
  5. (countable, figuratively) Something that resembles a game with rules, despite not being designed.
  6. (countable, military) An exercise simulating warfare, whether computerized or involving human participants.
    Synonym: wargame
  7. (uncountable) Wild animals hunted for food.
  8. (uncountable, informal, used mostly of males) The ability to seduce someone, usually by strategy.
  9. (uncountable, slang) Mastery; the ability to excel at something.
  10. (countable) A questionable or unethical practice in pursuit of a goal.
    Synonyms: scheme, racket
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Dutch: gamen, game
  • Japanese: ゲーム
  • Norman: gamme
  • Norwegian: gamen, game
  • Portuguese: game
  • Spanish: game
  • Welsh: gêm
Translations

Adjective

game (comparative gamer, superlative gamest)

  1. (colloquial) Willing to participate.
    Synonyms: sporting, willing, daring, disposed, favorable, nervy, courageous, valiant
    Antonyms: cautious, disinclined
  2. (of an animal) That shows a tendency to continue to fight against another animal, despite being wounded, often severely.
  3. Persistent, especially in senses similar to the above.
Translations

Verb

game (third-person singular simple present games, present participle gaming, simple past and past participle gamed)

  1. (intransitive) To gamble.
  2. (intransitive) To play card games, board games, or video games.
  3. (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.
  4. (transitive, seduction community, slang, of males) To perform premeditated seduction strategy.
Derived terms
  • game the system
  • gamer
Translations

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective

game (comparative more game, superlative most game)

  1. Injured, lame (of a limb).
    • around 1900, O. Henry, Lost on Dress Parade
      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.”

See also

  • game on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • MEGA, Mega, mage, mega, mega-

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡeːm/
  • Hyphenation: game
  • Rhymes: -eːm

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English game.

Noun

game m (plural games, diminutive gamepje n)

  1. A video game, an electronic game.
    Synonyms: videogame, videospel
Hyponyms
  • computerspel
Related terms
  • gamen
  • gamer

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

game

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gamen
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of gamen
  3. imperative of gamen

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English gamen, gomen, from Proto-West Germanic *gaman, from Proto-Germanic *gamaną, of disputed origin.

Alternative forms

  • gamen, gemen, gomen, gome, gammen, gaume, gamme, gamin, gomin, gomyn, gomun, gam, geme

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡaːm(ə)/, /ˈɡam(ə)/, /ˈɡaːmən/, /ˈɡamən/
  • (from OE gomen) IPA(key): /ˈɡɔːm(ə)/, /ˈɡɔːmən/
  • (Kent) IPA(key): /ˈɡɛːm(ə)/, /ˈɡɛːmən/

Noun

game (plural games or game)

  1. Entertainment or an instance of it; that which is enjoyable:
    1. A sport or other outdoor or physical activity.
    2. A game; a codified (and often competitive) form of entertainment.
    3. Sexual or romantic entertainment or activity (including intercourse in itself).
    4. An amusing, joking, or humorous activity or event.
  2. Any kind of event or occurrence; something that happens:
    1. An endeavour; a set of actions towards a goal.
    2. Any kind of activity having competition or rivalry.
  3. The state of being happy or joyful.
  4. Game; wild animals hunted for food.
  5. (rare) One’s quarry; that which one is trying to catch.
  6. (rare) Gamesmanship; gaming behaviour.
  7. (rare) The reward for winning a game.
Derived terms
  • gameful
  • gamely
  • gamen
Descendants
  • English: game, gammon (dialectal gam) (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: gemme, gem, gyem
  • Yola: gaame, gaaume
References
  • “gāme, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-07-09.

Etymology 2

From Old English gæmnian, gamnian, gamenian.

Verb

game

  1. Alternative form of gamen

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English game.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɡejm/, /ˈɡej.mi/

Noun

game m (plural games)

  1. (Brazil, slang) electronic game (game played on an electronic device, such as a computer game, a video game or the like)
Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:game.

See also
  • jogo

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ga‧me
  • Rhymes: -ɐmɨ, -ɐ̃mi

Verb

game

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of gamar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of gamar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of gamar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of gamar

Spanish

Noun

game m (plural games)

  1. (tennis) game


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɔːlt/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /hɑlt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːlt

Etymology 1

From Middle English halten, from Old English healtian (to be lame, walk with a limp), from Proto-Germanic *haltōną. English usage in the sense of ‘make a halt’ is from the noun. Cognate with North Frisian halte, Swedish halta.

Verb

halt (third-person singular simple present halts, present participle halting, simple past and past participle halted)

  1. (intransitive) To limp; move with a limping gait.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 4 scene 1
      Do not smile at me that I boast her of,
      For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
      And make it halt behind her.
  2. (intransitive) To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; hesitate; be uncertain; linger; delay; mammer.
    • #*
      How long halt ye between two opinions?
  3. (intransitive) To be lame, faulty, or defective, as in connection with ideas, or in measure, or in versification.
  4. To waver.
  5. To falter.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle French halt, from early modern German halt (stop!), imperative of halten (to hold, to stop). More at hold.

Verb

halt (third-person singular simple present halts, present participle halting, simple past and past participle halted)

  1. (intransitive) To stop marching.
  2. (intransitive) To stop either temporarily or permanently.
    • And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
  3. (transitive) To bring to a stop.
  4. (transitive) To cause to discontinue.
Synonyms
  • (to stop marching):
  • (to stop): brake, desist, stay; See also Thesaurus:stop
  • (to cause something to stop): freeze, immobilize; See also Thesaurus:immobilize
  • (to cause to discontinue): break off, terminate, shut down, stop; See also Thesaurus:desist
Translations

Noun

halt (plural halts)

  1. A cessation, either temporary or permanent.
  2. (rail transport) A minor railway station (usually unstaffed) in the United Kingdom.
Synonyms
  • (cessation: temporary): hiatus, moratorium, recess; see also Thesaurus:pause
  • (cessation: permanent): close, endpoint, terminus; see also Thesaurus:finish
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English halt, from Old English healt, from Proto-Germanic *haltaz (halt, lame), from Proto-Indo-European *kol-d-, from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (to beat, strike, cut, slash). Cognate with Danish halt, Swedish halt.

Adjective

halt (comparative more halt, superlative most halt)

  1. (archaic) Lame, limping.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Mark IX:
      It is better for the to goo halt into lyfe, then with ij. fete to be cast into hell []
    • Bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

Noun

halt (plural halts)

  1. (dated) Lameness; a limp.

Anagrams

  • lath, thal

Alemannic German

Etymology

From Middle High German halt. Cognate with German halt (adverb).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /halt/

Adverb

halt

  1. so, just, simply
    • 1978, Rolf Lyssy & Christa Maerker, Die Schweizermacher, (transcript):
      Chömmer halt e chli früner. Schadet a nüt.

      So we’ll arrive a little earlier. Won’t do any harm.

Danish

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective

halt

  1. lame

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /halt/

Etymology 1

From the verb halten (to hold; to stop).

Verb

halt

  1. singular imperative of halten

Interjection

halt!

  1. stop!, wait!
Descendants
  • Dutch: halt
  • Italian: alt
  • Spanish: alto
  • Portuguese: alto
  • Middle French: halt
    • French: halte
      • Dutch: halte
    • English: halt

Etymology 2

From Middle High German halt, pertaining to Old High German halto (soon, fast). Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *haldiz, an adverbial comparative like *batiz.

Adverb

halt

  1. (colloquial, modal particle) Indicating that something is generally known, or cannot be changed, or the like; often untranslatable; so, just, simply, indeed
Usage notes
  • The word is originally southern German and is still considered so by some contemporary dictionaries. It has, however, become common throughout the language area during the past decades.
Synonyms
  • eben

See also

  • ja

Hungarian

Etymology

hal (to die) +‎ -t (past-tense and past-participle suffix)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒlt]
  • Hyphenation: halt
  • Rhymes: -ɒlt

Verb

halt

  1. third-person singular indicative past indefinite of hal

Participle

halt

  1. past participle of hal

Declension


Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [hal̪ˠt̪ˠ]

Noun

halt m

  1. h-prothesized form of alt

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse haltr, from Proto-Germanic *haltaz.

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: hallt, halvt

Adjective

halt (indefinite singular halt, definite singular and plural halte, comparative haltare, indefinite superlative haltast, definite superlative haltaste)

  1. limp, limping

Verb

halt

  1. imperative of halta and halte

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Participle

halt (definite singular and plural halte)

  1. past participle of hala and hale

Verb

halt

  1. supine of hala and hale

References

  • “halt” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Etymology

From a conflation of Frankish *hauh, *hōh (high, tall, elevated) and Latin altus (high, raised, profound).

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [ˈhaɫt]

Adjective

halt m (oblique and nominative feminine singular halte)

  1. high; elevated

Adverb

halt

  1. loud; loudly

Derived terms

  • haltement

Descendants

  • Middle French: hault
    • French: haut

Old Norse

Adjective

halt

  1. strong neuter nominative/accusative singular of haltr

Verb

halt

  1. second-person singular imperative active of halda

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