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EN[pleɪ] [-eɪ]
US
Fjouer WPlay
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    Definition of play in English Dictionary

  • NomPLplays
    1. NU (formerly countable) Activity for amusement only, especially among the young.
      1. NU Similar activity, in young animals, as they explore their environment and learn new skills.
        1. NU (ethology) "Repeated, incompletely functional behavior differing from more serious versions ..., and initiated voluntarily when ... in a low-stress setting.".
          1. The conduct, or course of a game.
            1. NC An individual's performance in a sport or game.
              1. NC (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.
                1. NC A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue.
                  1. NC A theatrical performance featuring actors.
                    1. We saw a two-act play in the theatre.
                  2. NC A major move by a business.
                    1. NC A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.
                      1. NU The extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely.
                        1. No wonder the fanbelt is slipping: there’s too much play in it.
                        2. Too much play in a steering wheel may be dangerous.
                      2. NU INF Sexual role-playing.
                        1. NC A button that, when pressed, causes media to be played.
                        2. VerbeSGplaysPRplayingPT, PPplayed
                          1. VI To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation or entertainment.
                            1. They played long and hard. ‎
                          2. (ergative) To perform in (a sport); to participate in (a game).
                            1. He plays on three teams.  Who's playing now?   play football ;  play sports;   play games
                            2. England will not be catapulted among the favourites for Euro 2012 as a result of this win, but no victory against Spain is earned easily and it is right they take great heart from their efforts as they now prepare to play Sweden at Wembley on Tuesday.
                          3. VI To take part in amorous activity; to make love, fornicate; to have sex.
                            1. VT To act as the indicated role, especially in a performance.
                              1. He plays the King, and she's the Queen.  No part of the brain plays the role of permanent memory. ‎
                            2. (heading, transitive) VI To produce music or theatre.
                              1. If your guitar plays well on fretted strings but annoys you on the open ones, the nut's probably worn out.
                              2. I've practiced the piano off and on, and I still can't play very well. ‎
                              3. I'll play the piano and you sing.  Can you play an instrument?   We especially like to play jazz together.   Play a song for me.   Do you know how to play Für Elise?   My son thinks he can play music. ‎
                              4. You can play the DVD now. ‎
                              5. His latest film is playing in the local theatre tomorrow. ‎
                              6. I got a hold of Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong's agent and I explained to him on the phone that, "I know you're playing London on Wednesday night. Why don't you come and play the Arena in Windsor on Saturday night?"
                              7. to play a comedy
                            3. (heading) To behave in a particular way.
                              1. Thou canst play the rational if thou wilt.
                              2. Men are apt to play with their healths.
                              3. His mother played false with a smith.
                              4. to play tricks
                            4. VI To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate.
                              1. The fountain plays. ‎
                            5. VI To move gaily; to disport.
                              1. VT To put in action or motion.
                                1. to play cannon upon a fortification;  to play a trump in a card game
                              2. VT To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.
                                1. VT To manipulate or deceive someone.
                                  1. You played me! ‎
                              3. Plus d'exemples
                                1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                                  • The data allowed us to hypothesize that miR6435 might play a role in the regulation of xanthanolide biosynthesis in X.
                                  • The umpire must keep on his toes as the play often occurs around him.
                                  • The different numbers of genes and unique genes involved in lipid accumulation may play a role in the high oleaginicity of strain WJ11.
                                2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                                  • Playing wind instruments involves tonguing on the reed or mouthpiece.
                                  • Playing a radio in the office did not go over well with his coworkers.
                                  • Playing the sintir (a long-necked, resonant lute), Mr. Hakmoun leads spellbinding trance ceremonies, and with castanets around his ankles, performs acrobatic dances.
                                3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                                  • It had a slight rasp, soft subtones in the low notes and even control through the registers; he scattered stylized shakes of vibrato all through his playing.
                                  • Steubenville beat JFK, scoring in the final minute of play.
                                  • Some avant-garde composers request that performers detune their instruments before playing.
                              • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
                                1. Noms
                                  • Noms Dénombrable
                                    • Singularia tantum
                                      • Noms Indénombrable
                                    • Verbes
                                      • Verbes copulatives
                                        • Verbes ergatives
                                          • Verbes intransitifs
                                            • Verbes transitifs
                                          Liens Connexes:
                                          1. en played
                                          2. en playing
                                          3. en plays
                                          4. en players
                                          5. en player
                                          Source: Wiktionnaire
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                                          Meaning of play for the defined word.

                                          Grammaticalement, ce mot "play" est un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable et un singularia tantum. C'est aussi un verbe, plus spécifiquement, un verbes copulative, un verbes ergative, un verbes intransitif et un verbes transitif.
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