a state in which action is feasible; "the ball was still in play"; "insiders said the company's stock was in play"
bet or wager (money); "He played $20 on the new horse"; "She plays the races"
play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"
perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"