Nintendo



[nin-ten-doh] /nɪnˈtɛn doʊ/

Trademark.
1.
a system for playing video games.
2.
any game designed for this system.
noun

trademarked name of a Japanese company that makes video game systems, consoles, and software
Examples

The founder of Nintendo stepped down in 2002.
Word Origin

Ninten ‘leave luck to the heavens’ + do ‘company’
company, games
A Japanese video game hardware manufacturer and software publisher. Nintendo started by making playing cards, but was later dominant in video games throughout the 1980s and early 1990s worldwide. They make lots of games consoles including the Gameboy, Gameboy Advance SP, DS, DS Lite and the Wii.
Nintendo home (http://nintendo.com/).
(2008-03-08)

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