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Definition of play

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  • play is a valid US Scrabble word with a point value of 9
  • play is a valid UK Scrabble word with a point value of 9
  • play is a valid Words With Friends word with a point value of 10

Meanings

    Noun

  • a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
  • a theatrical performance of a drama
  • a preset plan of action in team sports
  • a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
  • a state in which action is feasible
  • utilization or exercise
  • an attempt to get something
  • activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
  • (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
  • the removal of constraints
  • a weak and tremulous light
  • verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
  • movement or space for movement
  • gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
  • (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
  • the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
  • the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully

    Verb

  • participate in games or sport
  • act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
  • play on an instrument
  • play a role or part
  • be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children
  • replay (as a melody)
  • perform music on (a musical instrument)
  • pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
  • move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
  • bet or wager (money)
  • engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
  • pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
  • emit recorded sound
  • perform on a certain location
  • put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game
  • engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
  • behave in a certain way
  • cause to emit recorded audio or video
  • manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
  • use to one's advantage
  • consider not very seriously
  • be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way
  • behave carelessly or indifferently
  • cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
  • perform on a stage or theater
  • be performed or presented for public viewing
  • cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
  • discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
  • make bets
  • stake on the outcome of an issue
  • shoot or hit in a particular manner
  • use or move
  • employ in a game or in a specific position
  • contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
  • exhaust by allowing to pull on the line

    Synonyms

  • fiddle
  • turn
  • toy
  • gaming
  • frolic
  • playing_period
  • represent
  • bring
  • free_rein
  • spiel
  • shimmer
  • looseness
  • bid
  • act
  • swordplay
  • playact
  • caper
  • run
  • sport
  • dramatic_play
  • gambol
  • flirt
  • manoeuvre
  • bet
  • play
  • child's_play
  • take_on
  • make_for
  • recreate
  • fun
  • drama
  • period_of_play
  • dally
  • diddle
  • roleplay
  • gambling
  • wreak
  • meet
  • trifle
  • encounter
  • work
  • wager
  • act_as
  • maneuver
  • romp

    Antonyms

  • tightness