(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
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?"
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"
stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians"
a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"