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play
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 24
2. To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.
3. To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball; hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes.
8. To act on the stage; to personate a character.
9. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols.
11. The act or practice of contending for victory, amusement, or a prize, as at dice, cards, or billiards; gaming; as, to lose a fortune in play.
12. Action; use; employment; exercise; practice; as, fair play; sword play; a play of wit.
13. A dramatic composition; a comedy or tragedy; a composition in which characters are represented by dialogue and action.
14. The representation or exhibition of a comedy or tragedy; as, he attends ever play.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
4. To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks.
7. To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.
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