Definitions For Play

noun

  • The act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
  • The act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
  • Activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
  • (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
  • Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
  • A deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
  • A preset plan of action in team sports
  • An attempt to get something
  • Utilization or exercise
  • Movement or space for movement
  • Verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
  • A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
  • A theatrical performance of a drama
  • A weak and tremulous light
  • The removal of constraints
  • A state in which action is feasible
  • (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
  • To do activities for fun or enjoyment
  • To participate in (a game or sport)
  • To compete against (someone) in a game

verb

  • Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
  • Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
  • Exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
  • Consider not very seriously
  • Participate in games or sport
  • Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
  • Employ in a game or in a specific position
  • Use or move
  • Shoot or hit in a particular manner
  • Bet or wager (money)
  • Put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game
  • Stake on the outcome of an issue
  • Make bets
  • Use to one's advantage
  • Discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
  • Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
  • Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
  • Perform on a certain location
  • Be performed or presented for public viewing
  • Cause to emit recorded audio or video
  • Emit recorded sound
  • Play a role or part
  • Perform on a stage or theater
  • Pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
  • Replay (as a melody)
  • Play on an instrument
  • Perform music on (a musical instrument)
  • Move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
  • Cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
  • Act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
  • Engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
  • Be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children
  • Behave carelessly or indifferently
  • Behave in a certain way
  • Be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way

Is Play a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
9
Words with Friends
10

The word Play is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Play in a Sentence

  • The play is based on a real-life event.
  • He wrote, directed, and starred in the play.
  • His fifth grade class is putting on a play about the first Thanksgiving.
  • The children were playing in the yard.
  • Can Sara come out and play?
  • He played by himself in his room.

Synonyms for Play

Antonyms for Play

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