Definition Of play


a dramatic work for the stage or to be broadcast.

the actors put on a new play

activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children.

a child at play may use a stick as an airplane

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

We spotted that the boat nearest to us had an angler playing a fish and that same fish leapt right in front of our path.

engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

the children were playing outside

move lightly and quickly, so as to appear and disappear; flicker.

a smile played about her lips

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Example Of play

  • play resumed

  • a child at play may use a stick as an airplane

  • a young nobleman, ruined by play

  • But in the meantime John is more than happy to stay at home and play dad.

  • But you also want to create a play of light and shade on the objects before you, revealing depth, form and mood.

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