the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians"
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
make bets; "Play the races"; "play the casinos in Trouville"
cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; "The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"
a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"
use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions"
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"
a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "