game vs plot what difference

what is difference between game and plot

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

Etymology

From Middle English plot, plotte, from Old English plot (a plot of ground), from Proto-Germanic *plataz, *platjaz (a patch), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Middle Low German plet (patch, strip of cloth, rags), German Bletz (rags, bits, strip of land), Gothic ???????????????????? (plats, a patch, rags). See also plat. See also complot for an influence on or source of the “secret plan” sense.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /plɒt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /plɑt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt

Noun

plot (plural plots)

  1. (authorship) The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means. [from 1640s]
    Synonym: storyline
    • c. 1725, Alexander Pope, View of the Epic Poem
  2. An area or land used for building on or planting on. [from 1550s]
    Synonym: parcel
  3. A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.
  4. A secret plan to achieve an end, the end or means usually being illegal or otherwise questionable. [from 1580s]
    Synonyms: conspiracy, scheme
  5. Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
    • a. 1669, John Denham, On Mr Thomas Killigrew’s Return from Venice, and Mr William Murrey’s from Scotland
  6. Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
  7. A plan; a purpose.
    • 1650, Jeremy Taylor, The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living
  8. (Various fandom slang, euphemistic) Attractive physical attributes of characters involved in a story, originating from ironic juxtaposition with the original meaning (course of the story).

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

plot (third-person singular simple present plots, present participle plotting, simple past and past participle plotted)

  1. (transitive) To conceive (a crime, etc).
  2. (transitive) To trace out (a graph or diagram).
  3. (transitive) To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).
    • 1602, Richard Carew, Survey on Cornwall
  4. (intransitive) To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.

Synonyms

  • (contrive): becast
  • (conceive a crime, etc): scheme
  • (an area of land): lot

Derived terms

  • replot

Translations

Anagrams

  • OLTP, PTOL, lopt, polt

Albanian

Etymology

From plotë.

Adverb

plot

  1. full, fully, full of

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *plotъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈplot]

Noun

plot m

  1. fence

Declension

Derived terms

  • živý plot m

Related terms

  • oplotit

Further reading

  • plot in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • plot in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Verb

plot

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of plotten
  2. imperative of plotten

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /plo/
  • Rhymes: -o

Noun

plot m (plural plots)

  1. traffic cone
  2. cone used in slalom

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch plot, from English plot, from Middle English plot, plotte, from Old English plot (a plot of ground), from Proto-Germanic *plataz, *platjaz (a patch), of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈplɔt̚/

Noun

plot (first-person possessive plotku, second-person possessive plotmu, third-person possessive plotnya)

  1. (art, literature) plot, storyline: the course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
    Synonyms: alur, alur cerita, jalan cerita

Further reading

  • “plot” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Luxembourgish

Verb

plot

  1. third-person singular present indicative of ploen
  2. second-person plural present indicative of ploen
  3. second-person plural imperative of ploen

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /plɔt/

Noun

plot f

  1. genitive plural of plota

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *plotъ.

Noun

plȏt m (Cyrillic spelling пло̑т)

  1. fence

Declension


Spanish

Noun

plot m (plural plots)

  1. (story-telling) plot

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