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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -play-, *play*.
Longdo Dictionary ภาษาศัพท์แพทย์ศาสตร์สำหรับคนไทย (MED) - ไทย (TH) (UNAPPROVED version -- use with care )
Playground equipment[ub-pa-gorn snaam-dek-lain] (adj ) อุปกรณ์สนามเด็กเล่น

English-Thai: Longdo Dictionary
play hooky(jargon) |Amer.| โดดเรียน, ไม่ไปโรงเรียน, S. play truant (Brit.),
playoff(n) การแข่งขันรอบตัดเชือก, กีฬารอบชิงชนะเลิศ เช่น Call us if you are looking for basketball tickets to any NBA, NCAA or WNBA basketball game. We handle basketball tickets to all regular season and playoff games., S. play-off
downplay(vt) แสดงหรืออธิบายถึงสิ่งใดสิ่งหนึ่งโดยแสร้งว่าไม่สำคัญหรือไม่แย่นัก เช่น Homeland Security officials downplay need for antiterrorist center.

English-Thai: NECTEC's Lexitron-2 Dictionary [with local updates]
play    [VI] เล่นสนุก, See also: ล้อเล่น, ทำเล่น, หยอกเล่น, Syn. frisk, joke, sport, Ant. mourn, grieve
play    [VT] เล่น (เกม, เครื่องดนตรี, บอล, วิทยุ, เครื่องเล่นเทป)
play    [VI] เล่น (เกม, เครื่องดนตรี, บอล, วิทยุ, เครื่องเล่นเทป)
play    [VT] แสดงหรือเล่นบทบาทของ, See also: แสดงละคร, เล่นละคร, แสร้งเป็น, Syn. act, perform, present
play    [VI] พักผ่อน, See also: ผ่อนคลาย
play    [VT] เล่นพนัน, Syn. risk, hazard
play    [VI] แกล้งทำ, Syn. pretend
play    [N] การเล่น, See also: การละเล่น, การเล่นสนุก, Syn. entertainment
play    [N] การแสดง, See also: ละคร, Syn. performance, show
play    [N] การเคลื่อนไหวอย่างคล่องแคล่ว, See also: การเคลื่อนไหวโดยอิสระ

อังกฤษ-ไทย: ศัพท์บัญญัติราชบัณฑิตยสถาน [เชื่อมโยงจาก royin.go.th แบบอัตโนมัติและผ่านการปรับแก้]
play๑. บทละคร๒. ละคร [วรรณกรรม ๖ มี.ค. ๒๕๔๕]
play-debtหนี้การพนัน [นิติศาสตร์ ๑๑ มี.ค. ๒๕๔๕]
play; free play; lashระยะว่าง [ยานยนต์ ๑๒ มี.ค. ๒๕๔๕]
playaพลายา [ธรณีวิทยา๑๔ ม.ค. ๒๕๔๖]
Playfair's axiomสัจพจน์เพลย์แฟร์ [คณิตศาสตร์๑๙ ก.ค. ๒๕๔๗]

อังกฤษ-ไทย: คลังศัพท์ไทย โดย สวทช.
Playการเล่น [TU Subject Heading]
Play groupsศูนย์เด็กก่อนวัยเรียน [TU Subject Heading]
Play Intelligence/Quotientความฉลาดทางการละเล่น
ผลการพัฒนาตนเองจากการเล่น และความสามารถการริเริ่มสร้างสรรค์สิ่งต่าง ๆ ระหว่างที่เล่นด้วยตนเอง ทั้งที่อาศัยอุปกรณ์การเล่นและไม่ใช้ ซึ่งการเล่นนี้ช่วยพัฒนาความสามารถของผู้เล่นได้หลายด้าน ทั้งสติปัญญา (การคิด) ภาษา ร่างกาย จิตใจ อารมณ์และสังคม โดยเฉพาะเด็ก ๆ [สุขภาพจิต]
Play therapyการรักษาด้วยการเล่น [TU Subject Heading]
Playbillsใบปิดโฆษณารายการแสดง [TU Subject Heading]
Playgroundsสนามเด็กเล่น [TU Subject Heading]
Playing cardsไพ่ [TU Subject Heading]
Playwritingการเขียนบทละคร [TU Subject Heading]

English-Thai: HOPE Dictionary [with local updates]
play(เพล) n. การเล่น,การละเล่น,การหยอกล้อ,การหยอกเย้า,การแสดง,การบรรเลง,ละคร,เรื่องละคร,การปฏิบัติ vt.,vi. เล่น,ล้อเล่น,หยอกเย้า,แสดง,บรรเลง,เล่นละคร,ปฏิบัติ,พนัน, See also: playable adj. playability,n.
play-off(เพล'ออฟ) n. การยึดเวลาการแข่งขัน,การแข่งขันชิงตำแหน่งชนะเลิศ
playboy(เพล'บอย) n. หนุ่มเจ้าสำราญ
player(เพล'เออะ) n. ผู้เล่น,นักกีฬา,ผู้บรรเลงดนตรี,เครื่องดนตรี,ผู้เล่นการพนัน
playful(เพล'ฟูล) adj. ขี้เล่น,ซน,สนุกสนาน,หยอกเล่น., See also: playfulness n., Syn. frolicsome
playmate(เพล'เมท) n. เพื่อนเล่น
playsome(เพล'เซิม) adj. ขี้เล่น, Syn. playful
playwright(เพล'ไรทฺ) n. นักเขียนบทละคร,อาชีพการเขียนบทละคร
by-playn. การแสดงประกอบ
child's playn. สิ่งที่ทำให้เสร็จได้ง่ายมาก,ของกล้วย ๆ

English-Thai: Nontri Dictionary
play(n) การเล่น,การละเล่น,บทละคร,การบรรเลง,การหยอกล้อ
play(vt) เล่น,แสดง,เล่นละคร,บรรเลง,หยอกล้อ
playboy(n) หนุ่มเจ้าสำราญ,คนเจ้าชู้,เสือผู้หญิง,เพลย์บอย
player(n) ผู้เล่น,ตัวละคร,นักแสดง,คนบรรเลง,นักกีฬา
playfellow(n) เพื่อนเล่น
playful(adj) สนุกสนาน,ครึกครื้น,ซุกซน,ขี้เล่น
playground(n) สนามเล่น
playhouse(n) ห้องเด็กเล่น,โรงละคร,โรงภาพยนตร์
playmate(n) เพื่อนเล่น
playsome(adj) ขี้เล่น

English-Thai: Longdo Dictionary (UNAPPROVED version -- use with care )
play[เพลย์] เล่น
play a roleมีบทบาทใน
play dough (n ) ดินน้ำมัน
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Play follow the leader (n vi vt modal ver) เล่นตามหัวหน้า
play for time (vt ) ถ่วงเวลา

ตัวอย่างประโยค (EN,TH,DE,JA,CN) จาก Open Subtitles
Only played.- ... The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
[music playing][เพลง] Lost Girls (2009)
[music playing]Unpleasantville (2010)
Play.เล่น Allied (2016)
If you're gonna cheat your way in, then why should I play fair?ในเมื่อเธอเองยังโกง แล้วทำไมฉันต้องแฟร์ด้วยล่ะ New Haven Can Wait (2008)
Save your thanks until after you see me playเก็บคำขอบคุณไว้ก่อนเถอะจนกว่าจะเห็นฉันเล่่น Chuck in Real Life (2008)
Well, well. Look who's playing by the rules,ว้าว ว้าว ดูซิใครกำลังทำตามกฏ Chuck in Real Life (2008)
Apparently, uh, we're gonna play soccer later.ชัดเจนนะ เอิ่ม.. เราจะไปเล่นบอลด้วยกัน Chuck in Real Life (2008)
Dan, we hang out at yale, we played soccer once. So what?แดนเราสนุกกันที่เยล เราเคยเล่นบอลกันครั้งนึง แล้วไง? Chuck in Real Life (2008)
You were right. Vanessa's not worth playing with.นายถูก ที่ว่า เวเนซซ่า ไม่มีค่าพอที่จะเล่นกันหรอก Chuck in Real Life (2008)
We were just playing chess,พวกเราก็แค่ เล่นหมากรุก Chuck in Real Life (2008)
Are you ready to play that game?คุณพร้อมที่จะเล่นเกมส์ รึยัง Chuck in Real Life (2008)

ตัวอย่างประโยคจาก Tanaka JP-EN Corpus
playA ball hit the back of my head while I was playing soccer.
playA basketball team consists of five players.
playA button came off when I was playing baseball.
playA child can play in various ways of his own choosing.
playA favorable review of your play will appear in the next issue.
playA football team consists of eleven players.
playA friend comes to play at our house tomorrow.
playAfter a streak of bad luck a persistent gambler will be forced to play for high stakes.
playAfter a while she began to play the piano again.
playAfter a year's practice, she plays the piano after a fashion.
playAfter dinner we played cards till eleven.
playAfter school we play baseball with our classmates.

Thai-English: NECTEC's Lexitron-2 Dictionary [with local updates]
ละครนอก    [N] play performed by all male, Ant. ละครใน, Example: ผู้แสดงละครนอกจะต้องมีความคล่องแคล่วในการรำ และร้อง, Count unit: เรื่อง, Thai definition: ละครที่ผู้แสดงเป็นชายล้วนซึ่งราษฎรเป็นผู้จัดเล่น
ละครใน    [N] play performed by all female, Syn. ละครหลวง, Ant. ละครนอก, Example: สันนิษฐานว่า ละครในมีมาตั้งแต่สมัยอยุธยา และรุ่งเรืองมากที่สุดในสมัยพระเจ้าอยู่หัวบรมโกศ, Count unit: เรื่อง, Thai definition: ละครที่ใช้ผู้หญิงแสดง และเล่นเฉพาะเรื่องอิเหนา รามเกียรติ อุณรุทธ์
เย้าหยอก [V] play with, See also: kid, banter, pull one's leg, tease, Syn. หยอกเย้า, สัพยอก, Example: สามีอุ้มและเย้าหยอกกับลูกได้ชั่วขณะหนึ่ง ก็ส่งคืนให้เธอ, Thai definition: แกล้งเล่นๆ ด้วยกายหรือวาจา
ขี้เล่น    [ADJ] playful, See also: mischievous, frisky, frolicsome, sportive, Syn. มีอารมณ์ขัน, สนุก, สนุกสนาน, Example: ในบทบาทของคุณพ่อ เขาเป็นคนใจดี ร่าเริง อ่อนโยน ขี้เล่น, Thai definition: ชอบเล่น, ชอบเย้าแหย่คนอื่น
เครื่องเล่น    [N] plaything, Example: ปัจจุบันมีเครื่องเล่นต่างๆ ที่ทันสมัย ด้วยเทคโนโลยีสูง ตามสวนสนุกที่ต่างๆ ในกรุงเทพฯ, Count unit: ชิ้น
เพื่อนเล่น [N] playmate, Syn. มิตรสหาย, เพื่อน, มิตร, สหาย, Example: พ่อแม่ควรหาทางส่งเสริมให้บุตรคบค้าสมาคมกับเพื่อนเล่นในละแวกบ้านเดียวกัน, Count unit: คน, Thai definition: เพื่อนที่เคยเล่นหัวกัน
โรงละคร [N] theater, See also: playhouse, Syn. โรงมหรสพ, Example: เวทีโรงละครนี้หมุนได้, Count unit: แห่ง
ละคร    [N] play, See also: stage performance, drama, theatrical performance, show, Example: ละครเรื่องนี้ไม่เป็นที่นิยมของประชาชน
เล่นพรรคเล่นพวก [V] play favoritism, See also: favour one's friends, Syn. เล่นพวก, เล่นพวกเล่นพ้อง, Example: นักการเมืองคนนี้เล่นพรรคเล่นพวกทำให้เขามีพวกพ้องมากมาย, Thai definition: ถือเอาพรรคพวกของตนเป็นใหญ่และสำคัญ
เล่นพวกเล่นพ้อง [V] play favoritism, See also: favour one's friends, Syn. เล่นพวก, เล่นพรรคเล่นพวก, Example: ีเขามักจะเล่นพวกเล่นพ้องเสมอ ใครๆ ก็รู้, Thai definition: ถือเอาพวกพ้องของตนเป็นใหญ่และสำคัญ

Thai-English-French: Volubilis Dictionary 1.0
บรรเลง[v.] (banlēng) EN: play ; make music ; produce melody   FR: jouer de la musique
บทบาท[n.] (botbāt) EN: role ; part ; part in a play/movie/choreography   FR: rôle [m] ; texte [m] ; part [f]
บทละคร[n.] (bot lakhøn) EN: play ; drama ; dramatic composition ; script   FR: pièce de théâtre [f]
บทภาพยนตร์[n.] (botphāpphayon) EN: screenplay ; scenario ; film script ; movie script ; shooting script   FR: scénario [m] ; script [m]
ชัก[v.] (chak) EN: cite ; display   
ชัก[v.] (chak) EN: play   FR: jouer
ชักไวโอลิน[v. exp.] (chak waiōlin) EN: play the violin   FR: jouer du violon
เชิดฉิ่ง[n.] (choētching) EN: kind of song in a masked play accompanying the performance of cymbals   
เชิดหนัง[v.] (choētnang) EN: display shadow figures   
โดดร่ม[v. exp.] (dōt rom) EN: play truant ; play hooky   

CMU English Pronouncing Dictionary
PLAY    P L EY1
PLAYA    P L AY1 AH0
PLAYS    P L EY1 Z
PLAY'S    P L EY1 Z
PLAYER    P L EY1 ER0
PLAYED    P L EY1 D
PLAYFUL    P L EY1 F AH0 L
PLAYBOY    P L EY1 B OY2
PLAYIN'    P L EY1 AH0 N
PLAYING    P L EY1 IH0 NG

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (pronunciation guide only)
play    (v) (p l ei1)
plays    (v) (p l ei1 z)
played    (v) (p l ei1 d)
player    (n) (p l ei1 @ r)
playboy    (n) (p l ei1 b oi)
players    (n) (p l ei1 @ z)
playful    (j) (p l ei1 f @ l)
playing    (v) (p l ei1 i ng)
playlet    (n) (p l ei1 l i t)
playpen    (n) (p l ei1 p e n)

German-English: TU-Chemnitz DING Dictionary
Farbenspiel {n}play of colours [Add to Longdo]
Playback {n}; Hintergrundspiel {n}playback [Add to Longdo]
Playback singento mime; to lip-sync [Add to Longdo]
Spielstraße {f}play street [Add to Longdo]
Spieltrieb {m}play instinct [Add to Longdo]
Theaterzettel {m}play bill [Add to Longdo]
Wortspiel {n}play of words; wordplay [Add to Longdo]
hoch spielen; um hohe Einsätze spielenplay for high stakes [Add to Longdo]

French-Thai: Longdo Dictionary (UNAPPROVED version -- use with care )
play with fireเล่นกับไฟ

Japanese-English: EDICT Dictionary
@系[アットけい, atto kei] (n) (See ローグライク) roguelike (character display computer game) [Add to Longdo]
CDプレーヤー(P);CDプレイヤー[シーディープレーヤー(CDプレーヤー)(P);シーディープレイヤー(CDプレイヤー), shi-dei-pure-ya-( CD pure-ya-)(P); shi-dei-pureiya-( CD pureiya-)] (n) CD player; (P) [Add to Longdo]
DVDプレーヤー[ディーブイディープレーヤー, dei-buidei-pure-ya-] (n) DVD player; (P) [Add to Longdo]
HP;hp[エイチピー;エッチピー, eichipi-; ecchipi-] (n) (1) (See 馬力) horsepower; HP; (2) (HP only) (See ホームページ) home page; (3) (HP only) (See ハーフパイプ) half-pipe (i.e. in snowboarding); (4) (HP only) HP (i.e. a 'hit point' in a role-playing game); (5) (hp only) (See ハープ) harp [Add to Longdo]
LCD[エルシーディー, erushi-dei-] (n) liquid crystal display; LCD [Add to Longdo]
MP3プレーヤー[エムピースリープレーヤー, emupi-suri-pure-ya-] (n) {comp} MP3 player; (P) [Add to Longdo]
いろは歌留多(ateji);伊呂波ガルタ;伊呂波歌留多(ateji);以呂波歌留多(ateji)[いろはガルタ, iroha garuta] (n) playing cards bearing proverbs in the traditional ordering of the Japanese syllabary [Add to Longdo]
お雛様[おひなさま, ohinasama] (n) set of dolls on display [Add to Longdo]
お蔵;お倉;御蔵;御倉[おくら;オクラ, okura ; okura] (n) (1) (See 蔵・くら) shelving (a play, movie, etc.); closing down; cancelling; canceling; the shelf; (2) rice storehouse of the Edo shogunate [Add to Longdo]
お茶目[おちゃめ, ochame] (adj-na,n) (See 茶目) playfulness; mischief; urchin; wag [Add to Longdo]

Chinese-English: CC-CEDICT Dictionary
剧作家[jù zuò jiā, ㄐㄩˋ ㄗㄨㄛˋ ㄐㄧㄚ, / ] playwright [Add to Longdo]
吹竽手[chuī yú shǒu, ㄔㄨㄟ ㄩˊ ㄕㄡˇ, ] player of the yu 竽 (free reed mouth organ) [Add to Longdo]
多幕剧[duō mù jù, ㄉㄨㄛ ㄇㄨˋ ㄐㄩˋ, / ] play in several acts; full-length drama [Add to Longdo]
爱游玩[ài yóu wán, ㄞˋ ㄧㄡˊ ㄨㄢˊ, / ] playful [Add to Longdo]
扮演[bàn yǎn, ㄅㄢˋ ㄧㄢˇ, ] play the part of; act [Add to Longdo]
播放机[bō fàng jī, ㄅㄛ ㄈㄤˋ ㄐㄧ, / ] player (e.g. CD player) [Add to Longdo]
扑克牌[pū kè pái, ㄆㄨ ㄎㄜˋ ㄆㄞˊ, / ] playing card [Add to Longdo]
操场[cāo chǎng, ㄘㄠ ㄔㄤˇ, / ] playground; sports field [Add to Longdo]
玩具[wán jù, ㄨㄢˊ ㄐㄩˋ, ] plaything; toy [Add to Longdo]
玩者[wán zhě, ㄨㄢˊ ㄓㄜˇ, ] player [Add to Longdo]

Japanese-English: COMPDICT Dictionary
アクティブマトリクスディスプレイ[あくていぶまとりくすでいすぷれい, akuteibumatorikusudeisupurei] active matrix display [Add to Longdo]
アナログディスプレイ[あなろぐでいすぷれい, anarogudeisupurei] analog display [Add to Longdo]
オーディオカセットプレーヤ[おーでいおかせっとぷれーや, o-deiokasettopure-ya] tape player, audio cassette player [Add to Longdo]
カリグラフィック表示装置[カリグラフィックよょうじそうち, karigurafikku yoyoujisouchi] calligraphic display device, directed beam display device [Add to Longdo]
グラフィックディスプレイ[ぐらふぃっくでいすぷれい, gurafikkudeisupurei] graphic display [Add to Longdo]
スタティックプラグアンドプレイ[すたていっくぷらぐあんどぷれい, sutateikkupuraguandopurei] static plug and play [Add to Longdo]
セカンダリビデオディスプレイコントローラ[せかんだりびでおでいすぷれいこんとろーら, sekandaribideodeisupureikontoro-ra] secondary video display controller [Add to Longdo]
ディスプレー[でいすぷれー, deisupure-] display [Add to Longdo]
ディスプレイコントローラ[でいすぷれいこんとろーら, deisupureikontoro-ra] display controller [Add to Longdo]
ディスプレイ装置[ディスプレイそうち, deisupurei souchi] display unit [Add to Longdo]

Result from Foreign Dictionaries (4 entries found)

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Play \Play\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Played}; p. pr. & vb. n.
     {Playing}.] [OE. pleien, AS. plegian, plegan, to play, akin
     to plega play, game, quick motion, and probably to OS. plegan
     to promise, pledge, D. plegen to care for, attend to, be
     wont, G. pflegen; of unknown origin. [root]28. Cf. {Plight},
     n.]
     1. To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for
        the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.
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              As Cannace was playing in her walk.   --Chaucer.
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              The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day,
              Had he thy reason, would he skip and play! --Pope.
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              And some, the darlings of their Lord,
              Play smiling with the flame and sword. --Keble.
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     2. To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be
        careless.
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              "Nay," quod this monk, "I have no lust to pleye."
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              Men are apt to play with their healths. --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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     3. To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball;
        hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes.
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     4. To perform on an instrument of music; as, to play on a
        flute.
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              One that . . . can play well on an instrument.
                                                    --Ezek.
                                                    xxxiii. 32.
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              Play, my friend, and charm the charmer. --Granville.
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     5. To act; to behave; to practice deception.
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              His mother played false with a smith. --Shak.
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     6. To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with
        alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate; to act; as,
        the fountain plays.
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              The heart beats, the blood circulates, the lungs
              play.                                 --Cheyne.
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     7. To move gayly; to wanton; to disport.
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              Even as the waving sedges play with wind. --Shak.
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              The setting sun
              Plays on their shining arms and burnished helmets.
                                                    --Addison.
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              All fame is foreign but of true desert,
              Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart.
                                                    --Pope.
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     8. To act on the stage; to personate a character.
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              A lord will hear your play to-night.  --Shak.
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              Courts are theaters where some men play. --Donne.
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     {To play into a person's hands}, to act, or to manage
        matters, to his advantage or benefit.
  
     {To play off}, to affect; to feign; to practice artifice.
  
     {To play upon}.
        (a) To make sport of; to deceive.
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                  Art thou alive?
                  Or is it fantasy that plays upon our eyesight.
                                                    --Shak.
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        (b) To use in a droll manner; to give a droll expression
            or application to; as, to play upon words.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Play \Play\, v. t.
     1. To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a
        fortification; to play a trump.
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              First Peace and Silence all disputes control,
              Then Order plays the soul.            --Herbert.
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     2. To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ.
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     3. To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to
        play a waltz on the violin.
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     4. To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in
        action; to execute; as, to play tricks.
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              Nature here
              Wantoned as in her prime, and played at will
              Her virgin fancies.                   --Milton.
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     5. To act or perform (a play); to represent in music action;
        as, to play a comedy; also, to act in the character of; to
        represent by acting; to simulate; to behave like; as, to
        play King Lear; to play the woman.
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              Thou canst play the rational if thou wilt. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     6. To engage in, or go together with, as a contest for
        amusement or for a wager or prize; as, to play a game at
        baseball.
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     7. To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.
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     {To play hob}, to play the part of a mischievous spirit; to
        work mischief.
  
     {To play off}, to display; to show; to put in exercise; as,
        to play off tricks.
  
     {To play one's cards}, to manage one's means or
        opportunities; to contrive.
  
     {Played out}, tired out; exhausted; at the end of one's
        resources. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Play \Play\, n.
     1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols.
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     2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement
        or diversion; a game.
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              John naturally loved rough play.      --Arbuthnot.
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     3. 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.
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     4. Action; use; employment; exercise; practice; as, fair
        play; sword play; a play of wit. "The next who comes in
        play." --Dryden.
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     5. A dramatic composition; a comedy or tragedy; a composition
        in which characters are represented by dialogue and
        action.
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              A play ought to be a just image of human nature.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     6. The representation or exhibition of a comedy or tragedy;
        as, he attends ever play.
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     7. Performance on an instrument of music.
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     8. Motion; movement, regular or irregular; as, the play of a
        wheel or piston; hence, also, room for motion; free and
        easy action. "To give them play, front and rear."
        --Milton.
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              The joints are let exactly into one another, that
              they have no play between them.       --Moxon.
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     9. Hence, liberty of acting; room for enlargement or display;
        scope; as, to give full play to mirth.
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     {Play actor}, an actor of dramas. --Prynne.
  
     {Play debt}, a gambling debt. --Arbuthnot.
  
     {Play pleasure}, idle amusement. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  
     {A play upon words}, the use of a word in such a way as to be
        capable of double meaning; punning.
  
     {Play of colors}, prismatic variation of colors.
  
     {To bring into play}, {To come into play}, to bring or come
        into use or exercise.
  
     {To hold in play}, to keep occupied or employed.
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              I, with two more to help me,
              Will hold the foe in play.            --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  play
      n 1: a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a
           stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on
           Broadway" [syn: {play}, {drama}, {dramatic play}]
      2: a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two
         hours"
      3: a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up
         the plays for her team"
      4: a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and
         skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a
         play by the shortstop" [syn: {maneuver}, {manoeuvre}, {play}]
      5: a state in which action is feasible; "the ball was still in
         play"; "insiders said the company's stock was in play"
      6: utilization or exercise; "the play of the imagination"
      7: an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for
         power"; "he made a bid to gain attention" [syn: {bid},
         {play}]
      8: activity by children that is guided more by imagination than
         by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a
         small child" [syn: {play}, {child's play}]
      9: (in games or plays or other performances) the time during
         which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
         [syn: {playing period}, {period of play}, {play}]
      10: the removal of constraints; "he gave free rein to his
          impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent"
          [syn: {free rein}, {play}]
      11: a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on
          iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water" [syn:
          {shimmer}, {play}]
      12: verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to
          be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said
          it in sport" [syn: {fun}, {play}, {sport}]
      13: movement or space for movement; "there was too much play in
          the steering wheel" [syn: {looseness}, {play}] [ant:
          {tautness}, {tightness}]
      14: gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or
          amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the
          surf threatened to become ugly" [syn: {play}, {frolic},
          {romp}, {gambol}, {caper}]
      15: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed
          succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play" [syn:
          {turn}, {play}]
      16: the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning
          (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a
          prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy
          play at the blackjack table" [syn: {gambling}, {gaming},
          {play}]
      17: the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and
          skillfully [syn: {play}, {swordplay}]
      v 1: participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all
           afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian
           teams in many important matches"
      2: act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific
         effect or outcome; "This factor played only a minor part in
         his decision"; "This development played into her hands"; "I
         played no role in your dismissal"
      3: play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
      4: play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to
         act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She
         played the servant to her husband's master" [syn: {act},
         {play}, {represent}]
      5: be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in
         a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing
         outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little
         girl"
      6: replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the
         third movement very beautifully" [syn: {play}, {spiel}]
      7: perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the
         flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
      8: pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted
         the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad" [syn:
         {act}, {play}, {act as}]
      9: move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The
         spotlights played on the politicians"
      10: bet or wager (money); "He played $20 on the new horse"; "She
          plays the races"
      11: engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy
          oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students
          all recreate alike" [syn: {play}, {recreate}]
      12: pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful
          activity; "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and
          Indians"
      13: emit recorded sound; "The tape was playing for hours"; "the
          stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"
      14: perform on a certain location; "The prodigy played Carnegie
          Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been playing on Broadway
          for years"
      15: put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act
          strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards
          close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to
          play before they will concede the electoral victory"
      16: engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take
          it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play
          the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an
          idea" [syn: {play}, {toy}]
      17: behave in a certain way; "play safe"; "play it safe"; "play
          fair"
      18: cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes
          over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record";
          "He never tires of playing that video" [syn: {play}, {run}]
      19: manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She
          played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with
          the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the
          Senate" [syn: {toy}, {fiddle}, {diddle}, {play}]
      20: use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions"
      21: consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She
          plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania" [syn: {dally},
          {trifle}, {play}]
      22: be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way;
          "This speech didn't play well with the American public";
          "His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee"
      23: behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young
          girl's affection" [syn: {dally}, {toy}, {play}, {flirt}]
      24: cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; "The
          engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"
      25: perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He
          acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
          [syn: {act}, {play}, {roleplay}, {playact}]
      26: be performed or presented for public viewing; "What's
          playing in the local movie theater?"; "`Cats' has been
          playing on Broadway for many years"
      27: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work
          a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke";
          "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area" [syn:
          {bring}, {work}, {play}, {wreak}, {make for}]
      28: discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a
          continuous stream; "play water from a hose"; "The fountains
          played all day"
      29: make bets; "Play the races"; "play the casinos in Trouville"
      30: stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new
          horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse" [syn:
          {bet}, {wager}, {play}]
      31: shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good
          backhand last night"
      32: use or move; "I had to play my queen"
      33: employ in a game or in a specific position; "They played him
          on first base"
      34: contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;
          "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play
          Mary" [syn: {meet}, {encounter}, {play}, {take on}]
      35: exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked
          fish"

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