the capacity to understand a broad range of topics; "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"; "a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views"
a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
(of a ship or plane) sideways drift
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"
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions"
engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike"
gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; "play water from a hose"; "The fountains played all day"
be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day";
live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house"
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
the people who are present in a room; "the whole room was cheering"
space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"