In psychology and ethology, play is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment. Play is most commonly associated with children and their juvenile-level activities, but play can also be a useful adult activity, and occurs among other higher-functioning animals as well.

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  1. Activity for amusement only, especially among the young.
  2. Similar activity, in young animals, as they explore their environment and learn new skills.
  3. "Repeated, incompletely functional behavior differing from more serious versions ..., and initiated voluntarily when ... in a low-stress setting."
  4. The conduct, or course of a game.
  5. An individual's performance in a sport or game.
  6. (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.
  7. A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue.
  8. A theatrical performance featuring actors.
    We saw a two-act play in the theatre.
  9. A major move by a business.
  10. A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.
  11. The extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely.
    No wonder the fanbelt is slipping: there’s too much play in it.
    Too much play in a steering wheel may be dangerous.
  12. Sexual role-playing.
  13. A button that, when pressed, causes media to be played.


  1. To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation.
  2. To take part in amorous activity; to make love, fornicate; to have sex.
  3. To perform in a sport.
  4. To participate in the game indicated.
  5. To compete against, in a game
  6. To act as the indicated role, especially in a performance.
  7. To produce music using a musical instrument.
  8. To produce music on the indicated musical instrument.
  9. To produce music, the indicated song or style, with a musical instrument.
  10. To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording.
  11. Contrary to fact, to give an appearance of being.
  12. To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.
  13. To act; to behave; to practice deception.
  14. To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate.
    The fountain plays.
  15. To move gaily; to disport.
  16. To put in action or motion.
    to play cannon upon a fortification
    to play a trump in a card game
  17. To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute.
    to play tricks
  18. To act or perform (a play).
    to play a comedy
  19. To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.

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