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Synonyms and Antonyms of play

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play

synonym (synonym of play)

  • (noun.communication)
    a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an attempt to get something (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.time)
    (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.state)
    the removal of constraints (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.event)
    a weak and tremulous light (noun.event)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    movement or space for movement (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.act)
    gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully (noun.act)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play a role or part (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    replay (as a melody) (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.body)
    pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind (verb.body)
     
  • (verb.social)
    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.body)
    engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously (verb.body)
     
  • (verb.body)
    behave in a certain way (verb.body)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    cause to emit recorded audio or video (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.consumption)
    use to one's advantage (verb.consumption)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    consider not very seriously (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.social)
    behave carelessly or indifferently (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    perform on a stage or theater (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    stake on the outcome of an issue (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle (verb.competition)
     

antonym (antonym of play)

  • (noun.attribute)
    lack of movement or room for movement (noun.attribute)
     

also (also)

hypernym (play IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession (noun.act)
    any specific behavior (noun.act)
     
  • (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds (noun.time)
    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify (noun.tops)
     
  • a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill (noun.act)
    the act of changing location from one place to another (noun.act)
     
  • a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage (noun.communication)
    a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc. (noun.communication)
     
  • a preset plan of action in team sports (noun.act)
    a plan for actively doing something (noun.cognition)
     
  • a state in which action is feasible (noun.state)
    the state of being active (noun.state)
     
  • a theatrical performance of a drama (noun.communication)
    a social event involving a public performance or entertainment (noun.communication)
     
  • a weak and tremulous light (noun.event)
    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another (noun.event)
     
  • act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome (verb.social)
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) (verb.social)
     
  • an attempt to get something (noun.act)
    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something (noun.act)
     
  • be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children (verb.social)
    be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure (verb.social)
     
  • bet or wager (money) (verb.competition)
    play games for money (verb.competition)
     
  • cause to happen or to occur as a consequence (verb.creation)
    make or cause to be or to become (verb.creation)
     
  • cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space (verb.motion)
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense (verb.motion)
     
  • consider not very seriously (verb.cognition)
    take into consideration for exemplifying purposes (verb.cognition)
     
  • discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream (verb.contact)
    pour forth or release (verb.contact)
     
  • emit recorded sound (verb.creation)
    give off a certain sound or sounds (verb.perception)
     
  • employ in a game or in a specific position (verb.competition)
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose (verb.consumption)
     
  • engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously (verb.body)
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself (verb.body)
     
  • exhaust by allowing to pull on the line (verb.body)
    wear out completely (verb.body)
     
  • make bets (verb.competition)
    stake on the outcome of an issue (verb.competition)
     
  • manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination (verb.contact)
    hold something in one's hands and move it (verb.contact)
     
  • move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly (verb.motion)
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically (verb.motion)
     
  • movement or space for movement (noun.attribute)
    the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged (noun.attribute)
     
  • participate in games or sport (verb.competition)
    compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others (verb.competition)
     
  • perform on a certain location (verb.creation)
    give a performance (of something) (verb.creation)
     
  • play a role or part (verb.creation)
    create anew (verb.creation)
     
  • pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity (verb.creation)
    make a pretence of (verb.creation)
     
  • put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game (verb.competition)
    place troops or weapons in battle formation (verb.competition)
     
  • shoot or hit in a particular manner (verb.competition)
    cause to move by striking (verb.contact)
     
  • the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize) (noun.act)
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a specific form of evildoing (noun.act)
     
  • the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully (noun.act)
    something done (usually as opposed to something said) (noun.act)
     
  • the removal of constraints (noun.state)
    the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints (noun.state)
     
  • use to one's advantage (verb.consumption)
    use or manipulate to one's advantage (verb.consumption)
     
  • utilization or exercise (noun.act)
    the act of using (noun.act)
     
  • verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously) (noun.communication)
    a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter (noun.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF play relation)

  • (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession (noun.act)
    (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the batting turn of a cricket player or team (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an offensive move in a sport or game (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (American football) a complete play to advance the football (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner (noun.act)
     
  • (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds (noun.time)
    one playing period (from tee to green) on a golf course (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.time)
    a unit of play in tennis or squash (noun.time)
     
  • a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill (noun.act)
    the act of taking the ball or puck away from the team on the offense (as by the interception of a pass) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (American football) a successful forward pass in football (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the performance of a juggler (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    getting in someone's way (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the manner of using the feet (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the p more.. (noun.act)
     
  • a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage (noun.communication)
    a play of a macabre or horrific nature (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a short play (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a medieval play representing episodes from the life of a saint or martyr (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries; characters personified virtues and vices (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a play representing the Passion of Christ (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an ancient Greek burlesque with a chorus of satyrs (noun.communication)
     
  • a preset plan of action in team sports (noun.act)
    (rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (American football) a play by the offensive team (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a play executed by a basketball team (noun.act)
     
  • a theatrical performance of a drama (noun.communication)
    a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a short play presented before the main play (noun.communication)
     
  • activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules (noun.act)
    play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    play in which children pretend to put out a fire (noun.act)
     
  • be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children (verb.social)
    engage in rough or disorderly play (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    indulge in horseplay (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    play boisterously (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.social)
    play in or as if in water, as of small children (verb.social)
     
  • be performed or presented for public viewing (verb.creation)
    appear for the first time in public (verb.creation)
     
  • bet or wager (money) (verb.competition)
    play a card lower than (a held high card) (verb.competition)
     
  • contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle (verb.competition)
    oppose, as in hostility or a competition (verb.competition)
     
  • gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement (noun.act)
    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    foolish or senseless behavior (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    frivolous or trifling behavior (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    rowdy or boisterous play (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    playful vexation (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    playing on words or speech sounds (noun.act)
     
  • manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination (verb.contact)
    cause to be out on a fielding play (verb.contact)
     
  • movement or space for movement (noun.attribute)
    a jerky back and forth kind of mobility (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the quality of being loose (not taut) (noun.attribute)
     
  • participate in games or sport (verb.competition)
    take one's position before a kick-off (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play the Scottish game of curling (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    fail to follow suit when able and required to do so (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    move into a strategically more advantageous position (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play wrong or in an unskillful manner (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play in the starting lineup (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    make a volley (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play the cards of (a suit) so that the last trick on which a hand can follow suit will be taken by a higher card in the hand of a partner who has the more.. (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play again (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play cricket (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    act as a backstop (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play the fullback (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play the quarterback (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    run with the stick (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    lose the lead (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play to a finish (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play as a fielder (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    be the catcher (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    start a game by a face-off (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    strike a ball from the teeing ground at the start of a hole (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play (a hole) in one stroke (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    complete a pass (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play games for money (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    give a base on balls to (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    engage in the sport of bowling (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play golf (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    toss or strike a ball back and forth (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    commit a foul; break the rules (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    retire (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    hit a putt (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    ride on a plank (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.possession)
    make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands (verb.possession)
     
  • perform music on (a musical instrument) (verb.creation)
    manipulate the registers of an organ (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play the bagpipes (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play negligently on a musical instrument (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play chords on (a string instrument) (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play on a pipe (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play a percussion instrument (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play the harp (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play or blow on the trumpet (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    blow the clarion (verb.creation)
     
  • perform on a stage or theater (verb.creation)
    act as the stooge (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    exaggerate one's acting (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    act (a role) with great restraint (verb.creation)
     
  • play a role or part (verb.creation)
    represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play a subordinate role to (another performer) (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    act out; represent or perform as if in a play (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    represent an incident, state, or emotion by action, especially on stage (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    assume or act the character of (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    make a spoof of or make fun of (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.emotion)
    give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role (verb.emotion)
     
  • play on an instrument (verb.creation)
    start playing (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play or sound together, in harmony (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    perform an accompaniment to (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play on a string instrument with a bow (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play music in a public place and solicit money for it (verb.creation)
     
  • put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game (verb.competition)
    lead (a card) and establish the trump suit (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    play a higher card than the one previously played (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.possession)
    designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand (verb.possession)
     
  • replay (as a melody) (verb.creation)
    play riffs (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play on a violin (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play as a prelude (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play something in the style of jazz (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play in ragtime (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play on a bugle (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    repeat an earlier theme of a composition (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play smoothly or legato (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play loudly (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    change the key of, in music (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments (verb.creation)
     
  • shoot or hit in a particular manner (verb.competition)
    secure with the foot (verb.competition)
     
  • stake on the outcome of an issue (verb.competition)
    place a bet on (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    make bets (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    bet more than the previous player (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    match or meet (verb.competition)
     
  • the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize) (noun.act)
    active interest in gambling on sports events (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of gambling (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a game that involves gambling (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly (noun.act)
     
  • the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully (noun.act)
    the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules) (noun.act)
     
  • use or move (verb.competition)
    change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closes more.. (verb.competition)
     
  • verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously) (noun.communication)
    fun characterized by humor (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    waggish behavior (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a comic incident or series of incidents (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a humorous play on words (noun.communication)
     

part holonym (PART OF relation)

  • (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds (noun.time)
    (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    the first division into which the play of a game is divided (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    the second division into which the play of a game is divided (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    the final division into which the play of a game is divided (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch (noun.time)
     
  • a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage (noun.communication)
    an instruction written as part of the script of a play (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet (noun.communication)
     

part meronym (HAS PART relation)

  • a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill (noun.act)
    a game involving athletic activity (noun.act)
     

entail (entailment relations of play)

  • contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle (verb.competition)
    compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others (verb.competition)
     

verb group (play is verb group of ....)

  • be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children (verb.social)
    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion (verb.social)
     
  • behave carelessly or indifferently (verb.social)
    consider not very seriously (verb.cognition)
     
  • cause to emit recorded audio or video (verb.creation)
    cause to perform (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.social)
    carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine (verb.social)
     
  • cause to happen or to occur as a consequence (verb.creation)
    have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected (verb.social)
     
  • consider not very seriously (verb.cognition)
    behave carelessly or indifferently (verb.social)
     
  • contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle (verb.competition)
    participate in games or sport (verb.competition)
     
  • emit recorded sound (verb.creation)
    cause to emit recorded audio or video (verb.creation)
     
  • make bets (verb.competition)
    stake on the outcome of an issue (verb.competition)
     
  • participate in games or sport (verb.competition)
    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle (verb.competition)
     
  • perform on a certain location (verb.creation)
    perform on a stage or theater (verb.creation)
     
  • perform on a stage or theater (verb.creation)
    be suitable for theatrical performance (verb.stative)
     
  • play a role or part (verb.creation)
    pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind (verb.body)
     
  • play on an instrument (verb.creation)
    replay (as a melody) (verb.creation)
     
  • pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind (verb.body)
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself (verb.body)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play a role or part (verb.creation)
     

derivation (.... is derived from play)

  • (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds (noun.time)
    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle (verb.competition)
     
  • a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill (noun.act)
    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (verb.motion)
     
  • a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage (noun.communication)
    a short play (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who writes plays (noun.person)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    represent something in a dramatic manner (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    put into dramatic form (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    play a role or part (verb.creation)
     
  • (verb.creation)
    perform on a stage or theater (verb.creation)
     
  • (adj.pert)
    pertaining to or characteristic of drama (adj.pert)
     
  • a weak and tremulous light (noun.event)
    give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk (verb.stative)
     
  • (adj.all)
    glistening tremulously (adj.all)
     
  • an attempt to get something (noun.act)
    make a serious effort to attain something (verb.possession)
     
  • be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children (verb.social)
    activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules (noun.act)
     
  • behave carelessly or indifferently (verb.social)
    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest (noun.act)
     
  • bet or wager (money) (verb.competition)
    the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize) (noun.act)
     
  • cause to happen or to occur as a consequence (verb.creation)
    capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are (adj.all)
     
  • cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space (verb.motion)
    movement or space for movement (noun.attribute)
     
  • contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle (verb.competition)
    a minor short-term fight (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.event)
    a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held (noun.event)
     
  • employ in a game or in a specific position (verb.competition)
    a preset plan of action in team sports (noun.act)
     
  • engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously (verb.body)
    the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    an artifact designed to be played with (noun.artifact)
     
  • engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion (verb.social)
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement (noun.act)
     
  • gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement (noun.act)
    play boisterously (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    jump about playfully (verb.motion)
     
  • (verb.social)
    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion (verb.social)
     
  • make bets (verb.competition)
    the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize) (noun.act)
     
  • manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination (verb.contact)
    someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner (noun.person)
     
  • move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly (verb.motion)
    a weak and tremulous light (noun.event)
     
  • movement or space for movement (noun.attribute)
    not tense or taut (adj.all)
     
  • participate in games or sport (verb.competition)
    a person who participates in or is skilled at some game (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an important participant (as in a business deal) (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.time)
    (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds (noun.time)
     
  • perform on a certain location (verb.creation)
    a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage (noun.communication)
     
  • perform on a stage or theater (verb.creation)
    acting a particular role (as in psychotherapy) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an actor who travels around the country presenting plays (noun.person)
     
  • play a role or part (verb.creation)
    the performance of a part or role in a drama (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a performance of a play (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a theatrical performer (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.all)
    capable of being acted; suitable for the stage (adj.all)
     
  • play on an instrument (verb.creation)
    someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession) (noun.person)
     
  • pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind (verb.body)
    a manifestation of insincerity (noun.communication)
     
  • replay (as a melody) (verb.creation)
    the act of playing a musical instrument (noun.act)
     
  • shoot or hit in a particular manner (verb.competition)
    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill (noun.act)
     
  • stake on the outcome of an issue (verb.competition)
    the act of gambling (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who bets (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    the money risked on a gamble (noun.possession)
     
  • the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize) (noun.act)
    play games for money (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    bet or wager (money) (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    place a bet on (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    stake on the outcome of an issue (verb.competition)
     

domain category (play is domain category of ....)

  • (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession (noun.act)
    a contest with rules to determine a winner (noun.act)
     
  • a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage (noun.communication)
    the literary genre of works intended for the theater (noun.communication)
     
  • perform on a certain location (verb.creation)
    arts or skills that require public performance (noun.cognition)
     
  • perform on a stage or theater (verb.creation)
    the art of writing and producing plays (noun.communication)
     
  • play on an instrument (verb.creation)
    an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner (noun.communication)
     
synonym antonym also hypernym hyponym part holonym part meronym drama dramatic play maneuver manoeuvre bid period of play tautness tightness play out entertain arouse bring up bring on induce action diversion vice activity motion move fencing sporting life bet wager gambling game game of chance stage direction act chukka chukker frame inning athletic game

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