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Play (IPA: /ˈpɫeɪ/)


Play (n.)

To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.

Play (n.)

To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.

Play (n.)

To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball; hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes.

Play (n.)

To perform on an instrument of music; as, to play on a flute.

Play (n.)

To act; to behave; to practice deception.

Play (n.)

To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate; to act; as, the fountain plays.

Play (n.)

To move gayly; to wanton; to disport.

Play (n.)

To act on the stage; to personate a character.

Play (v. t.)

To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump.

Play (v. t.)

To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ.

Play (v. t.)

To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to play a waltz on the violin.

Play (v. t.)

To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks.

Play (v. t.)

To act or perform (a play); to represent in music action; as, to play a comedy; also, to act in the character of; to represent by acting; to simulate; to behave like; as, to play King Lear; to play the woman.

Play (v. t.)

To engage in, or go together with, as a contest for amusement or for a wager or prize; as, to play a game at baseball.

Play (v. t.)

To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.

Play (n.)

Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols.

Play (n.)

Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game.

Play (n.)

The act or practice of contending for victory, amusement, or a prize, as at dice, cards, or billiards; gaming; as, to lose a fortune in play.

Play (n.)

Action; use; employment; exercise; practice; as, fair play; sword play; a play of wit.

Play (n.)

A dramatic composition; a comedy or tragedy; a composition in which characters are represented by dialogue and action.

Play (n.)

The representation or exhibition of a comedy or tragedy; as, he attends ever play.

Play (n.)

Performance on an instrument of music.

Play (n.)

Motion; movement, regular or irregular; as, the play of a wheel or piston; hence, also, room for motion; free and easy action.

Play (n.)

Hence, liberty of acting; room for enlargement or display; scope; as, to give full play to mirth.

Play

Form of literature intended for theatrical performance

Play

A range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities done for recreational pleasure and enjoyment

Play

BDSM term designating a wide variety of activities

Play

Defunct American magazine focused on video games, manga and anime

Play

British magazine dedicated to the Sony PlayStation

Play Synonyms

Bid

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Child's Play

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Drama, Dramatic Play

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Free Rein

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Caper, Gambol, Romp, Frolic

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Fun, Sport

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Gaming, Gambling

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Looseness

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Manoeuvre, Maneuver

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Period Of Play, Playing Period

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Shimmer

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Swordplay

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Turn

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Represent, Act

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Act As, Act

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Playact, Roleplay, Act

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Wager, Bet

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Wreak, Bring, Bring On, Work, Make For, Bring Up, Bring Off

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Play Out

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Dally, Trifle

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Toy, Dally, Flirt

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Take On, Encounter, Meet

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Recreate

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Run

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Spiel

PLAY (Acronym / Abbreviation)

PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

PLAY (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Playground

PLAY (Acronym / Abbreviation)

PortalPlayer, Inc.

Play Rhymes

A, A., Ae, Ay, Bay, Baye, Bayh, Bey, Blay, Bley, Brae, Bray, Brey, C'est, Cay, Che, Clay, Cray, Dae, Day, Daye, De, Dey, Dray, Drey, Fay, Faye, Fe, Fey, Flay, Fray, Frey, Gay, Gaye, Gray, Graye, Grey, Guay, Gway, Haigh, Hay, Haye, Hey, Hwe, J, J., Jae, Jay, Jaye, K, K., Kay, Kaye, Khe, Klay, Kley, Kray, Krey, Lait, Lay, Laye, Lei, Ley, Leyh, Mae, May, Maye, Mei, Mey, Nay, Ne, Neigh, Nej, Ney, Pay, Paye, Pei, Play, Pray, Prey, Quai, Quay, Quaye, Rae, Ray, Raye, Re, Reay, Rey, Say, Saye, Schey, Schley, Se, Seay, Shay, Shea, Slay, Sleigh, Smay, Snay, Spey, Spray, Stay, Stray, Strey, Sway, Sze, Tae, Tay, They, Tray, Trey, Vey, Way, Waye, Wei, Weigh, Wey, Whey, Wray, Wy, Yay, Yea

Abbe, Aday, Aggrey, Aigner, Allais, Allay, Anway, Array, Asay, Astray, Away, B'nai, B-j, Ballet, Banpais, Beauvais, Belay, Beret, Bernay, Betray, Bombay, Boulais, Boulay, Bouquet, Buffet, Ca, Cache, Cafe, Calais, Callais, Calvey, Carre, Cathay, Chalet, Ciskei, Cliche, Coday, Convey, Crochet, Croquet, D'orsay, Da, Decay, Defray, Dekay, Delay, Delray, Devey, Dismay, Display, Dk, Donais, Dorais, Dossier, Dovey, Dumais, Dupay, Ek, Essay, Filet, Fillet, Francais, Ga, Galle, Gerais, Gervais, Ha, Halfway, Hefei, Hervey, Hevey, Hongwei, Hooray, Hurray, Ilhae, Imlay, Jaquay, Jose, Jouret, Kamei, Langlais, Levey, Lurvey, Mackay, Maclay, Macrae, Maltais, Manet, Marais, Marquai, Mcbay, Mccay, Mcclay, Mccrae, Mccray, Mccrea, Mcgray, Mckay, Mclay, Mcnay, Mcquay, Mcrae, Mcray, Mcshea, Mcstay, Mcvay, Mcveigh, Mcvey, Millay, Mobay, Monet, Morais, Moray, Moutray, Mulvey, Nihei, Nikkei, Nisei, Nissei, O'dea, O'shea, Obey, Oj, Ok, Okay, Olay, Ole, Orsay, Palais, Parquet, Passe, Per-se, Pevey, Porcher, Portray, Prepay, Puree, Purvey, Rene, Renee, Repay, Replay, Resnais, Risque, Saute, Sergei, Servais, Sevey, Shinsei, Sinay, Sochet, Soiree, Sorbet, Souffle, Stupay, Survey, Today, Toray, Torme, Toupee, Turvey, Vadnais, Valet, Voisey, Wah-pei, Zalay

Aaa, Aka, Antigay, Attache, Bouvier, Bta, Bua, Cabaret, Cabernet, Cea, Chevrolet, Dak, Deseret, Disarray, Disobey, Dunlavey, Ekk, Faberge, Fiance, Intraday, Ira, Ita, Jna, Jonbenet, Kkk, La-carre, Lyonnais, Mcgarvey, Meservey, Monterey, Monterrey, Overplay, Overstay, Perrier, Piaget, Pinochet, Redisplay, Santa-fe, Sta, Touvier, Underplay, Underway, Usa, Uva

Asea, Buga, Cabriolet, Ceta, Cluj, Communique, Compusa, Foia, Hiaa, L'espalier, Naivete, Noaa, Societe, Yakutakay, Zepa

Spanish Translation

Play in Spanish is Tocar

Tagalog Translation

Play in Tagalog is Gawa

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (to the Prince concerning Neku) If he pleases you sir, he's yours to play with anytime!" - The World Ends with You

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [People who play RPGs are] depressed gamers who like to sit alone in their dark rooms and play slow games."" - Hiroshi Yamauchi

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A man might as well play for nothing as work for nothing." - Sir Alexander Cockburn, 12th Baronet

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A man whom both the waters and the wind, In that vast tennis-court, hath made the ball For them to play upon." - Destiny

Example Sentence (Quote)

" About 90% of the women with whom you play with sexually will very quickly orgasm with this vibrator." - Hitachi Magic Wand


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