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played, past participle; playing, present participle; played, past tense; plays, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose
    • - the children were playing outside
    • - her friends were playing with their dolls
  2. Engage in (a game or activity) for enjoyment
    • - I want to play Monopoly
  3. Amuse oneself by engaging in imaginative pretense
    • - the boys were playing cops and robbers
  4. Engage in without proper seriousness or understanding
    • - stars who play at being ordinary
  5. Treat inconsiderately for one's own amusement
    • - she likes to play with people's emotions
  6. Handle without skill so as to damage or prevent from working
    • - has somebody been playing with the thermostat?
  7. Take part in (a sport) on a regular basis
    • - I play softball and tennis
  8. Participate in (an athletic match or contest)
    • - the Red Sox will play two games on Wednesday
  9. Compete against (another player or team) in an athletic match or contest
    • - the team will play France on Wednesday
  10. Be cooperative
    • - he needs financial backing, but the bank won't play
  11. Be part of a team, esp. in a specified position, in a game
    • - he played shortstop
  12. Strike (a ball) or execute (a stroke) in a game

  13. Assign to take part in an athletic contest, esp. in a specified position
    • - the manager will want to play the right-handed Curtis
  14. Move (a piece) or display (a playing card) in one's turn in a game
    • - he played his queen
  15. Bet or gamble at or on
    • - he didn't play the ponies
  16. Represent (a character) in a theatrical performance or on film
    • - she played Ophelia
  17. Perform in a theatrical production or on film
    • - he was proud to be playing opposite a famous actor
  18. Put on or take part in (a theatrical performance or concert)
    • - the show was one of the best we ever played
  19. Give a dramatic performance at (a particular theater or place)

  20. Behave as though one were (a specified type of person)
    • - the skipper played the innocent, but smuggled goods were found on his vessel
  21. Treat someone as being of (a specified type)
    • - don't imagine you can play me for a fool
  22. Behave in a deceptive or teasing way toward

  23. Perform on (a musical instrument)
    • - we heard someone playing a harmonica
    • - a pianist who will play for us
  24. Possess the skill of performing upon (a musical instrument)
    • - he taught himself to play the violin
  25. Produce (notes) from a musical instrument; perform (a piece of music)
    • - they played a violin sonata
  26. Make (an audiotape, CD, radio, etc.) produce sounds

  27. (of a musical instrument, audiotape, CD, radio, etc.) Produce sounds
    • - somewhere within, a harp was playing
  28. Accompany (someone) with music as they are moving in a specified direction
    • - the bagpipes played them out of the dining room
  29. Move lightly and quickly, so as to appear and disappear; flicker
    • - a smile played about her lips
  30. (of a fountain or similar source of water) Emit a stream of gently moving water

  31. Allow (a fish) to exhaust itself pulling against a line before reeling it in

  1. Activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, esp. by children
    • - a child at play may use a stick as an airplane
  2. Behavior or speech that is not intended seriously
    • - I flinched, but only in play
  3. Designed to be used in games of pretense; not real
    • - play families are arranged in play houses
  4. The conducting of an athletic match or contest
    • - rain interrupted the second day's play
  5. The action or manner of engaging in a sport or game
    • - he maintained the same rhythm of play throughout the game
  6. The status of the ball in a game as being available to be played according to the rules
    • - the ball was put in play
  7. The state of being active, operative, or effective
    • - luck comes into play
  8. A move or maneuver in a sport or game
    • - the best play is to lead the 3 of clubs
  9. Gambling

  10. A dramatic work for the stage or to be broadcast
    • - the actors put on a new play
  11. The space in or through which a mechanism can or does move
    • - the steering rack was loose, and there was a little play
  12. Scope or freedom to act or operate
    • - our policy allows the market to have freer play
  13. Light and constantly changing movement
    • - the artist exploits the play of light across the surface

  1. a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
  2. participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
  3. a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"
  4. act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; "This factor played only a minor part in his decision"; "This development played into her hands"; "I played no role in your dismissal"
  5. a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"
  6. play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
  7. PLAY! A Video Game Symphony is a concert series that features music from video games performed by a live orchestra. The concerts from 2006 to 2010 were conducted by Arnie Roth. From 2010, Andy Brick took the position of principal conductor and music director.
  8. Play refers to a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities that are normally associated with pleasure and enjoyment. Play may consist of amusing, pretend or imaginary interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions or "interplay". ...
  9. In ethology, play is an important part of learning in many animals, though it is generally only seen in those species possessing highly complex nervous systems such as mammals and birds.
  10. "Play" is the term given to taking part in a BDSM scene. It is a deliberate use of the word's ambiguous meaning - suggesting both a Play in the literary sense (taking in the roleplay aspect) and Play in the child-like sense (taking in the experimentation, gleefullness and wonder aspects). ...
  11. Play, also known as Play: The Guitar Album, is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Brad Paisley. It was released on November 4, 2008 (see 2008 in country music). Like all of his previous albums, Play was released on Arista Nashville and produced by Frank Rogers. ...
  12. "Play" is the second single released by rapper David Banner from his fourth studio album Certified. It was produced by Mr. Collipark.
  13. Activity for amusement only, especially among the young; The conduct, or course of a game; An individual's performance in a sport or game; (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play; A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the ...
  14. (playing) An occasion on which something, such as a song or show, is played
  15. (Played) (adj./adv.) Deriving from the term, “played out”, it refers to something that has either become overused or has lost its social worth. Ex. You won’t find the term “dawg” in here because it’s played.
  16. (Players) An option in the game room which decides the amount of people that room may contain.
  17. (Players) Law 3; teams consist of not more than eleven players; a match may not start or continue with a team of few than seven players.
  18. (Players) Men who did all the non-U stuff, like bowling, while their social betters concentrated on batting and trimming their moustaches.
  19. (Players) The members of the team physically participating in a game. Except where special rules apply to him, the goaltender is to be considered a player.
  20. (Players) are programs that allow users to run multimedia applications on their computers
  21. (Playing) The increasing emergence of games as a mode of education leads to the inclusion of this term in the list. Students who successfully play or operate a game are showing understanding of process and task and application of skills.
  22. (PLAYING) Enjoying running a particular set of rapids several times.
  23. (Playing) An Live RP with my favorite pairing
  24. (Playing) fighting the fish to tire the fish so that it can be landed
  25. (Playing) using pressure against the fish (drag) to prevent it getting to an underwater hold and to tire it ready for the net. This is an art and you will learn how to do it being mindful of the breaking strain of your line.