Primarily used as a term for a person who plays video games. Various levels of gamer exist, though this term is usually used for two groups:

1) People who have a life that is based around gaming to a point where they have no outside life. Usually obsessed with MMORPG games like World of Warcraft.

2) People who have a hobby of playing video games and take enough time to be good at them, but do not let them absorb their lives. Contrary to popular belief, these people are functioning human beings. They have jobs, friends, and enjoy some other parts of life.
1) "Dude, I haven't seen Dave in a few days. You know where he has been?"

"I think he said something about trying to get a few mages to 80 or something. I don't know, I never talk to him. He is such a gamer"

2) "Hey dude, wanna play some Left 4 Dead later?"

"Sure, why not. Have to go out with my girlfriend tonight, but after I should be free."
by Maiestas777 January 28, 2010
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People who like to indulge in games to relax and have fun. It makes for a good time when you can blow the ever living shit out of your friends with a rocket launcher and then riddle their body with bullets. I don't understand why everyone makes fun of gamers because it's a hobby... much like masturbating
Gamers are often nice people.... until you whoop their ass in Halo
by Slap Jack May 24, 2005
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A person who plays games. A person who doesn't only play a single genre of gaming or a single console/handheld, thats a fanboy/girl. A gamer is one who games and knows it is a way of life. A Gamer is the highest level of being. Believe what you want,but gamers are the "ones". We Fucking Own.
by nafistehgamer January 28, 2008
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One who games. A gamer does not necessarilly have to play video games. I don't understand why every single definition of gamer on this site says they must play video games. Video gamers are not the only type of gamers. There are the gamers who play Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), gamers who do LARPs (Live Action Roleplaying), and gamers who just play board games. Some poker players even consider themselves gamers.
Video Gamer: Dude, why do your friends suck so much at Halo? I thought you said they were all gamers?

D&D Gamer: Well yeah...but they aren't video gamers. We play D&D twice a month.
by Fat Tony Giovanni March 19, 2007
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A gamer is someone (can be male or female) who plays games more than once a week (sometimes even 2 or 3 times a day). I'll just have all you haters out there know that most gamers are not socially handicapped, nerds, and usually have a hell of a lot more friends than non-gamers. Also, if any of you haters out there spent any time at all in the daylight instead of on the internet bashing gamers, maybey you would see that the gaming community is a LOT bigger than you imagined, and I bet that you will find at least one person you know is a gamer.
One of my best friends can squat two plates (415 pounds in all) , he is a gamer.
by exo9b June 22, 2004
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A person who plays video games. Often criticised by none gamers for "Not having a social life" or "Not interacting with others". Although in reality every gamer I know has a life,friends,jobs etc.
Gamers play video games because everything else sucks.
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by A human male July 30, 2018
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A person who plays video games for fun as a pastime or hobby. Anyone who says a gamer is almost always beyond this is not telling the truth.
The gamers played an NES.
by Anonymous June 26, 2005
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