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


light and constantly changing movement.

the artist exploits the play of light across the surface

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Example Of play

  • play me that again

  • play resumed

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

  • a young nobleman, ruined by play

  • Be sure to visit at different times of the day and evening to enjoy the play of light.

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