play

Part of speech: verb

To perform.

Part of speech: verb

To engage in ( a game); produce or act in ( a drama).

Part of speech: verb

To perform upon, as a musical instrument.

Part of speech: verb

To put into action.

Part of speech: verb

To engage in play.

Part of speech: verb

To gamble.

Part of speech: verb

To act with levity; trifle.

Part of speech: verb

To behave; act.

Part of speech: verb

To move freely.

Part of speech: noun

Action for amusement only; exercise; competitive trial; also, gambling.

Part of speech: noun

A dramatic composition.

Part of speech: noun

Freedom of movement.

Part of speech: noun

Player.

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Usage examples "play":

  1. How, then, can you play? - "Marguerite de Valois", Alexandre Dumas.
  2. I understand how to play the thing they like best to hear. - "The Sign of Flame", E. Werner.
  3. I think the play, but the book is very good too. - "Confessions of a Young Man", George Moore.