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Main Entry: 1play
Function: noun 1 a: a brisk handling or using <the play of a sword> b: the conduct, course, or action of a game <rain held up play> c: a particular act or maneuver in a game <a great play by the shortstop> d: one's turn in a game <it's your play> 2 a: exercise or activity for amusement <children at play> b: absence of any bad intention <said it in play> c: the act or an instance of playing on words : PUNd: the act of playing a game and risking something on an uncertain event : GAMBLING, GAMING 3 a: a way or manner of acting or proceeding : ACTION, CONDUCT <fair play> b: OPERATION 1, activity c: brisk or light movement <the light play of a breeze> d: freedom of motion <too much play in the steering wheel> e: opportunity for action <the new job gave play to my talents> 4 a: the stage representation of an action or story b: a dramatic composition : DRAMA - in play: in condition or position to be legitimately played <the ball was in play> - out of play: not in play