Definitions for "play"
To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.
To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball; hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes.
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.
Keywords:  album, debut, teenaged, teen, swedish
a concept album about different characters, whom you are introduced to, one-by-one, song-by-song, before they all come together in the last track
a song with words," Ortega says
Play was a popular Swedish pop girl group that made its debut on the music scene in 2001. Five young women in total have been Play members - Faye Hamlin, Anna Sundstrand, Anais Lameche, and Rosie Munter formed Play's original line-up from the band's formation until late 2003, and Janet Leon joined Play after Faye Hamlin's departure. This group has released a total of five albums and toured the United States several times, gaining a large fanbase among a pre-teen and teenaged audience in North America and, to a lesser extent, the European Union.
To act; to behave; to practice deception.
To act on the stage; to personate a character.
a traditional piece of drama in which an actor or group of actors perform a scripted story on stage in front of a live audience, often using makeup or costumes to more closely resemble the characters they portray
To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.
a script of unidentified genre by the author, catalog, or agent. Sometimes this is intentional; sometimes it is carelessness. Example: "Mr. Tucker's Taxi," a play by Leonard Melfi, 2m2f.
verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"
To move gayly; to wanton; to disport.
To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks.
The second stage of a deal, when cards are played. In the play, the declarer tries to take at least as many tricks as his or her side promised by the level of the contract, while defenders try to prevent this (that is, to set the contract) or failing that, to limit the number of overtricks the declarer takes.
To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump.
A dramatic composition; a comedy or tragedy; a composition in which characters are represented by dialogue and action.
The representation or exhibition of a comedy or tragedy; as, he attends ever play.
A specific combination of geological features which is perceived as having potential for petroleum accumulation.
a group of reservoirs genetically related by depositional origin, structural style or trap type, source rocks, and seals
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Is an intrinsic activity that is done for its own sake rather than as a means to achieving any specific end. It is spontaneous and voluntary undertaken by choice rather than by compulsion. It enjoys an element of enjoyment, something that is done for fun.
Unstructured sexual or SM/BD encounter, often spontaneous.
a listenable and often enjoyable effort
Keywords:  flute, music, ulm, donau, ulmer
To perform on an instrument of music; as, to play on a flute.
To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ.
To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to play a waltz on the violin.
A dynamic process that develops and changes becoming more varied and complex, allowing children to practice skills they will need later in life. Play is the vehicle for learning and development across domains, reflecting the social and cultural contexts in which children live.
utilization or exercise; "the play of the imagination"
play by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"
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"
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"
a sequence of words that is interpreted by actors, who may radically change the meaning (Hamlet as insane, Hamlet as cunning)
The action of a tape recorder to reproduce the audio that has been recorded on a tape. The button that is used to cause a tape recorder to play. What children do. The act of causing a tape recorder to reproduce the audio that has been recorded.
emit recorded sound; "The tape was playing for hours"; "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"
cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "Can you play my favorite record?"
To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate; to act; as, the fountain plays.
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians"
discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; "play water from a hose"; "The fountains played all day"
the term most used to describe what happens when two or more people get together for the purpose of "kinky" actions. May or may not include sex as your parents know it Role Playing - A common way to set a scene, e.g. You are the schoolboy; I am the Headmistress, etc
Two definitions possible: Refers to a scene in BDSM. Could be a specialized fetish play (for instance, could be a rope play, or wax play)
(v) any BDSM activity
a living thing, capableof growth and change, onstage and in the classroom
a slice of life put onstage with art
a fiction, art is an illusion, no more yielding but a dream
an illusion, teetering on the line between reality and fiction
the removal of constraints; "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent"
cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; "The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"
Both an attitude and an action; characterized by freely choosing to participate in a structured or non-structured activity that may be physical, social, or mental.
Free movement that exists in a mechanism that is not, at that time, working.
movement or space for movement; "there was too much play in the steering wheel"
replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
Keywords:  wreak, stricken, havoc, miracle, happen
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"
a journey, and things start happening when people start taking risks
The phase of each deal that occurs after cutting the starter, in which players sequentially play their cards face up in an attempt to form scoring combinations. This phase is distinct from the counting of the hands and crib, which immediately follows. To avoid confusion with other less-specialized meanings of the word play, North American players have come to prefer the term pegging
To play a hand in poker means to make it past the initial round of betting. In seven card stud, this usually means calling the bring-in, while in hold'em, this means calling the big blind. If someone says they haven't played a hand in hours, they're not usually telling you that they've been walking, they're whining that they haven't had cards good enough to play. Don't encourage them.To make a play, or put a play on (someone), means to present a pattern of behavior inconsistent with your cards, that will mislead your opponent and cause them to make a mistake. Often this means bluffing them out of a pot, but it can also mean getting them to call when you have a strong hand, or more generally anything calculated to guide their behavior.
Term used to say whether a player should start or not.
Keywords:  exhaust, fisherman, hooked, fish, pull
To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.
exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish"
to let a fish fight until it is too exhausted to resist being pulled in by a fisherman.
Canadian newsmagazine series, focusing on pop culture and entertainment, which aired on CBC Newsworld. The > symbol is part of the show's title.
Keywords:  trouville, reaces, bet, horse, stake
bet or wager (money); "He played $20 on the new horse"; "She plays the races"
make bets; "Play the reaces"; "play the casinos in Trouville"
stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
behave in a certain way; "play safe"; "play it safe"; "play fair"
behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection"
Hence, liberty of acting; room for enlargement or display; scope; as, to give full play to mirth.
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"
Keywords:  night, backhand, shoot, hit, band
play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
a living object that changes and grows from night to night
a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"
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"
Keywords:  trams, hauling, mine, steel, breaks
When the steel rope hauling the trams out of the mine breaks
a pre-arranged thing, that's why we have rehearsals
(broadcast usage) 1. To broadcast a program from a pre-recorded source. 2. The number of times a program may be broadcast.
Keywords:  futile, bid, attempt, attention, gain
an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
a finished artefact, leaving no room for argument or for other options
Keywords:  speculative, investment
A speculative investment.
Keywords:  undertaking, collective
a collective undertaking
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the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
Keywords:  never, right, open
out open right never
Keywords:  advantage, emotions, clients, her, one
use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions"
Keywords:  experience
an experience
Keywords:  lot, work
a lot of work
Keywords:  automated, vary, process, may
an automated process and results may vary
Keywords:  accumulations, oil, gas, natural, area
an area where oil or natural gas accumulations of a certain type are found.
Keywords:  event, text
an event, not a text
Keywords:  living, organism
a living organism