Activity for amusement only, especially among the young. (noun)
The conduct, or course of a game. (noun)
An individual's performance in a sport or game. (noun)
(turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play. (noun)
A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue. (noun)
A theatrical performance featuring actors. (noun)
A major move by a business. (noun)
A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources. (noun)
The extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely. (noun)
Sexual role-playing. (noun)
this sense?) (countable) A button that, when pressed, causes media to be played. (noun)
To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation. (verb)
To take part in amorous activity; to make love, fornicate; to have sex. (verb)
To perform in a sport. (verb)
To participate in the game indicated. (verb)
To compete against, in a game (verb)
To act as the indicated role, especially in a performance. (verb)
To produce music using a musical instrument. (verb)
To produce music on the indicated musical instrument. (verb)
To produce music, the indicated song or style, with a musical instrument. (verb)
To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording. (verb)
Contrary to fact, to give an appearance of being. (verb)
Examples of word play
A retreat from complexity isn't a sign of stupidity, sheeple-hood or lack of an e-peen: honestly, it's perhaps the core pleasure of play, a notion lost to some professionals and scholars who have managed to leach the *play* out of what they do.
We're getting together tonight to chat about what's next, and to play: with both last night and last week being less than productive musically, we want to *play*.
It is by no means my intention to suggest that great writing is not desirable in the drama; but the point must be emphasised that it is not a necessary element in the immediate merit of a play _as a play_.
_ An 'when I wants ter play on' er _I'll play_, an 'when you wants' er, why, you teck
He made every profession of love and regard to me; and I verily believed him sincere; because I knew he had been obliged by a part of my family; but when I found a coach, a country-house, a good table, a wife, and servants, were all supported by the _chance_ of a gaming-table, I withdrew myself from all connections with him; for, I fear, he who lives to play, may _play_ to _live_.