English → English - play

Pronunciation
n. dramatic performance; game; entertainment; laughter; bet, wager
v. engage in a game; perform a role, act. portray; make music with a musical instrument

English → Spanish - play

Pronunciation
s. juego, recreación; obra teatral, comedia, pieza teatral; rienda suelta; representación, interpretación; jugada, movida
v. jugar, desempeñar, jugar a, jugar al, jugarse, juguetear; ejecutar, tañer, tocar

English → French - play

Pronunciation
n. pièce de théâtre; jeu dramatique; amusement, liosir, divertissement; rire; pari (jeu)
v. jouer; jouer (un rôle); jouer de la musique

English → German - play

Pronunciation
n. Spiel, Aufführung, Vorstellung; Vergnügungsspiel; Wette
v. spielen; aufführen; musizieren

English → Indonesian - play

Pronunciation
n. permainan, sandiwara, drama, lakon, giliran, longgar pasangan
v. main, bermain, bermain-main, dolan, main-main, memainkan, mengadu-dombakan, memperadudombakan, memperlawankan, mempertengkarkan, memperlagakan, mempertandingkan, mempertentangkan, mempertontonkan, memperdengarkan, menempatkan sbg pemain, bertanding dgn, mengambil untung dr, menggunakan, menyoroti

English → Italian - play

Pronunciation
s. gioco; partita; modo di giocare; commedia, lavoro, dramma; azione; possibilità, libertà d'azione; manovra, maneggio; aggio; (giorn) servizio, cronaca
v. giocare; giocherellare, trastullarsi, gingillarsi; sonare; recitare, sostenere una parte; essere rappresentato; scherzare, non fare sul serio; divertirsi; (fam) fare finta di essere, fingersi

English → Polish - play

Pronunciation
n. gra, luz, teatr, zabawa, rozgrywka, sztuka, przedstawienie, słuchowisko, hazard
v. grać, igrać, bawić się, biegać, odegrać, zagrać, wygrać, przegrać, odwalić, odstawić, mienić się, chodzić, instrument: grać na instrumencie, błąkać się, bić, zagrywać, wygrywać, przegrywać

English → Portuguese - play

Pronunciation
s. jogo; brincadeira; peça teatral; gozação; aposta; diversão
v. jogar; brincar; tocar um instrumento musical; representar; folgar; gracejar

English → Romanian - play

Pronunciation
n. joacă, dramă, piesă de teatru, spectacol, glumă
v. juca: se juca, undui, juca, flirta, interpreta

English → Russian - play

Pronunciation
с. игра, забава, манера игры, азартная игра; пьеса, драма, представление, спектакль; движение; переливы; свобода, простор; действие, деятельность; зазор, люфт, свободный ход; шатание
г. играть, резвиться, забавляться; сыграть; разыграть; участвовать в игре; ходить, отбивать; притворяться, прикидываться; действовать; играть в азартные игры; играть роль, исполнять, играть на музыкальном инструменте

English → Turkish - play

Pronunciation
f. oynamak, kımıldamak, hareket etmek, oynaşmak; canlandırmak [tiy.], rol almak; çalmak (müzik); numarası yapmak; bahis yapmak; turneye çıkmak; tutmak, tutmak ( ye)
i. oyun, eğlence, oynama; tiyatro; gösteri, piyes; kumar; hareket

English → Ukrainian - play

Pronunciation
n. гра, розвага, гра: азартна гра, жарт, п'єса, драма
v. грати, гратися, жартувати, виконувати, нацьковувати, виконати, розігрувати

English → Dutch - play

Pronunciation
zn. spel, speling, speelruimte, bewegingsvrijheid, vrijheid van beweging, manier van spelen, toneelstuk, toneelspel, activiteit, werking, werkeloosheid, ï,ïon l nnthoi

English → Greek - play

Pronunciation
ουσ. θεατρικό έργο, παιγνίδι, παίγνιο, παιχνίδι
ρήμ. παίζω

English → Arabic - play

Pronunciation
‏تمثيلية، تمثيل، لعبة، مسرحية، مسابقة، طريقة اللعب، تسلية‏
‏مثل، عزف، تلاعب بالألفاظ، تلاعب، إشترك في لعبة، لعب، تسلى، باري، تنافس، لعب دور، حرك حجر الشطرنج، لعب مع‏

English → Chinese - play

Pronunciation
(名) 游戏, 剧本, 游玩
(动) 玩耍; 戏弄; 游戏; 玩弄; 演奏; 同...比赛; 放; 玩

English → Chinese - play

Pronunciation
(名) 遊戲, 劇本, 遊玩
(動) 玩耍; 戲弄; 遊戲; 玩弄; 演奏; 同...比賽; 放; 玩

English → Hindi - play

Pronunciation
n. गति, क्रियाशीलता, हँसी, विनोद, खेल, क्रीड़ा, नाटक, अभिनय, जुआ
v. नाटक करना, नाटक-रूप में बदलना, खेलना, जुआ खेलना, कूद-फांद मचाना, बाजा बजाना, करना

English → Japanese - play

Pronunciation
(動) する; 競う; 遊ぶ; 演奏する; 演じる; 賭ける
(名) 遊び; 遊技; 気晴らし; 劇; 競技; 戯曲

English → Korean - play

Pronunciation
명. 극; 게임; 유흥;내기
동. 놀이에 참여하다; 역할을 해내다; 악기를 연주하다

English → Vietnamese - play

Pronunciation
n. sự lóng lánh, sự vận dụng, sự hoạt động, cách chuyển vận, trò chơi, sự đánh bạc
v. lóng lánh ánh sáng, chơi đùa, đánh bài, chơi thể thao, chuyển vận

Definition of play

Pronunciation
Verb
1. To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation or entertainment.
They played long and hard.
2. To perform in (a sport); to participate in (a game).
He plays on three teams.
Who's playing now?
Play football;
Play sports;
Play games
1. Transitive To compete against, in a game.
3. To take part in amorous activity; to make love, fornicate; to have sex.
4. To act as the indicated role, especially in a performance.
He plays the King, and she's the Queen.
No part of the brain plays the role of permanent memory.
5. To produce music or theatre.
2. Musical instrument To produce music.
3. Person To produce music using a musical instrument.
I've practiced the piano off and on, and I still can't play very well.
4. Person To produce music (or a specified song or musical style) using (a specified musical instrument).
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.
5. Ergative To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording.
You can play the DVD now.
6. Theatrical performance To be performed; film to be shown.
His latest film is playing in the local theatre tomorrow.
7. Etc. To perform in or at; to give performances in or at.
8. Transitive To act or perform (a play).
To play a comedy
6. To behave in a particular way.
9. Copulative Contrary to fact, to give an appearance of being.
10. Intransitive To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.
11. Intransitive To act; to behave; to practice deception.
12. Transitive To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute.
To play tricks
7. To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate.
The fountain plays.
8. To move gaily; to disport.
9. To put in action or motion.
To play cannon upon a fortification;
To play a trump in a card game
10. To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.
11. To manipulate or deceive someone.
You played me!
Noun
12. Activity for amusement only, especially among the young.
13. Similar activity, in young animals, as they explore their environment and learn new skills.
14. "Repeated, incompletely functional behavior differing from more serious versions ..., and initiated voluntarily when ... in a low-stress setting."
15. The conduct, or course of a game.
16. An individual's performance in a sport or game.
17. (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.
18. A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue.
19. A theatrical performance featuring actors.
We saw a two-act play in the theatre.
20. A major move by a business.
21. A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.
22. 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.
23. Sexual role-playing.
24. A button that, when pressed, causes media to be played.
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Verb Forms

Present participle: playing
Present: play (3.person: plays)
Past: played
Future: will play
Present conditional: would play
Present Perfect: have played (3.person: has played)
Past Perfect: had played
Future Perfect: will have played
Past conditional: would have played
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