shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
movement or space for movement; "there was too much play in the steering wheel"
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"
verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"
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?"
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote s