Synsets for "play"

Synset: play.n.01

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage

Examples: he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway

Lemmas: play drama dramatic_play

Hypernym: dramatic_composition

Hyponym: Grand_Guignol miracle_play morality_play mystery_play Passion_play playlet satyr_play theater_of_the_absurd

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.n.02

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: a theatrical performance of a drama

Examples: the play lasted two hours

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: show

Hyponym: curtain_raiser musical

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.n.03

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: a preset plan of action in team sports

Examples: the coach drew up the plays for her team

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: plan_of_action

Hyponym: basketball_play football_play knock_on power_play razzle-dazzle

Antonyms:

    

Synset: maneuver.n.03

Synonyms: maneuver

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

Examples: he made a great maneuver | the runner was out on a play by the shortstop

Lemmas: maneuver manoeuvre play

Hypernym: motion

Hyponym: assist ball_hawking baseball_play completion figure footwork icing jugglery mousetrap obstruction safety_blitz stroke takeaway

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.n.05

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: a state in which action is feasible

Examples: the ball was still in play | insiders said the company's stock was in play

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: action

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.n.06

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: utilization or exercise

Examples: the play of the imagination

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: use

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: bid.n.02

Synonyms: bid

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: an attempt to get something

Examples: they made a futile play for power | he made a bid to gain attention

Lemmas: bid play

Hypernym: attempt

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.n.08

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

Examples: Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child

Lemmas: play child's_play

Hypernym: diversion

Hyponym: doctor fireman house

Antonyms:

    

Synset: playing_period.n.01

Synonyms: playing_period

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

Examples: rain stopped play in the 4th inning

Lemmas: playing_period period_of_play play

Hypernym: measure

Hyponym: hole set

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Synset: free_rein.n.01

Synonyms: free_rein

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: the removal of constraints

Examples: he gave free rein to his impulses | they gave full play to the artist's talent

Lemmas: free_rein play

Hypernym: freedom

Hyponym:

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Synset: shimmer.n.01

Synonyms: shimmer

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: a weak and tremulous light

Examples: the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers | the play of light on the water

Lemmas: shimmer play

Hypernym: change

Hyponym:

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Synset: fun.n.02

Synonyms: fun

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

Examples: he became a figure of fun | he said it in sport

Lemmas: fun play sport

Hypernym: wit

Hyponym: drollery jocosity pun waggery

Antonyms:

    

Synset: looseness.n.05

Synonyms: looseness

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: movement or space for movement

Examples: there was too much play in the steering wheel

Lemmas: looseness play

Hypernym: movability

Hyponym: slack wiggliness

Antonyms: tightness

    

Synset: play.n.14

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

Examples: it was all done in play | their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly

Lemmas: play frolic romp gambol caper

Hypernym: diversion

Hyponym: flirt folly game horseplay teasing word_play

Antonyms:

    

Synset: turn.n.03

Synonyms: turn

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

Examples: it is my turn | it is still my play

Lemmas: turn play

Hypernym: activity

Hyponym: attack bat down innings lead move ruff start trick

Antonyms:

    

Synset: gambling.n.01

Synonyms: gambling

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

Examples: his gambling cost him a fortune | there was heavy play at the blackjack table

Lemmas: gambling gaming play

Hypernym: diversion vice

Hyponym: bet game_of_chance sporting_life throw

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.n.17

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully

Examples:

Lemmas: play swordplay

Hypernym: action

Hyponym: fencing

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.01

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: participate in games or sport

Examples: We played hockey all afternoon | play cards | Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: compete

Hyponym: ace backstop bandy bid bowl catch complete cradle cricket croquet curl develop develop die exit face_off field foul fullback fumble gamble golf line_up misplay play_out put_out putt quarterback replay revoke snooker start tee_off teeter-totter unblock volley walk

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.02

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome

Examples: This factor played only a minor part in his decision | This development played into her hands | I played no role in your dismissal

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: act

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.03

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: play on an instrument

Examples: The band played all night long

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: perform

Hyponym: bow busk play_along sound_off swing symphonize

Antonyms:

    

Synset: act.v.03

Synonyms: act

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: play a role or part

Examples: Gielgud played Hamlet | She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role | She played the servant to her husband's master

Lemmas: act play represent

Hypernym: re-create

Hyponym: act_out emote enact impersonate make parody support

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.05

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

Examples: The kids were playing outside all day | I used to play with trucks as a little girl

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: act

Hyponym: dabble frolic horse_around roughhouse

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.06

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: replay (as a melody)

Examples: Play it again, Sam | She played the third movement very beautifully

Lemmas: play spiel

Hypernym: re-create

Hyponym: bang_out bugle fiddle jazz misplay modulate prelude rag replay reprise riff slur tongue

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.07

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: perform music on (a musical instrument)

Examples: He plays the flute | Can you play on this old recorder?

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: sound

Hyponym: beat chord clarion drum fiddle harp pipe register skirl trumpet tweedle

Antonyms:

    

Synset: act.v.05

Synonyms: act

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

Examples: He acted the idiot | She plays deaf when the news are bad

Lemmas: act play act_as

Hypernym: act

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.09

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly

Examples: The spotlights played on the politicians

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: travel

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.10

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: bet or wager (money)

Examples: He played $20 on the new horse | She plays the races

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: gamble

Hyponym: underplay

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.11

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion

Examples: On weekends I play | The students all recreate alike

Lemmas: play recreate

Hypernym:

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.12

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity

Examples: Let's play like I am mommy | Play cowboy and Indians

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: simulate

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.13

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: emit recorded sound

Examples: The tape was playing for hours | the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: sound

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.14

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: perform on a certain location

Examples: The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16 | She has been playing on Broadway for years

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: perform

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.15

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game

Examples: He is playing his cards close to his chest | The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: deploy

Hyponym: cover declare pitch

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.16

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously

Examples: They played games on their opponents | play the stock market | play with her feelings | toy with an idea

Lemmas: play toy

Hypernym: act

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.17

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: behave in a certain way

Examples: play safe | play it safe | play fair

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: act

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.18

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: cause to emit recorded audio or video

Examples: They ran the tapes over and over again | I'll play you my favorite record | He never tires of playing that video

Lemmas: play run

Hypernym:

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: toy.v.02

Synonyms: toy

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

Examples: She played nervously with her wedding ring | Don't fiddle with the screws | He played with the idea of running for the Senate

Lemmas: toy fiddle diddle play

Hypernym: manipulate

Hyponym: put_out

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.20

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: use to one's advantage

Examples: She plays on her clients' emotions

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: exploit

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: dally.v.04

Synonyms: dally

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: consider not very seriously

Examples: He is trifling with her | She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania

Lemmas: dally trifle play

Hypernym: consider

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.22

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way

Examples: This speech didn't play well with the American public | His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee

Lemmas: play

Hypernym:

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: dally.v.01

Synonyms: dally

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: behave carelessly or indifferently

Examples: Play about with a young girl's affection

Lemmas: dally toy play flirt

Hypernym: act

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.24

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space

Examples: The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: move

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: act.v.10

Synonyms: act

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: perform on a stage or theater

Examples: She acts in this play | He acted in `Julius Caesar' | I played in `A Christmas Carol'

Lemmas: act play roleplay playact

Hypernym: perform

Hyponym: mime overact stooge underact

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.26

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: be performed or presented for public viewing

Examples: What's playing in the local movie theater? | `Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years

Lemmas: play

Hypernym:

Hyponym: debut

Antonyms:

    

Synset: bring.v.03

Synonyms: bring

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

Examples: I cannot work a miracle | wreak havoc | bring comments | play a joke | The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area

Lemmas: bring work play wreak make_for

Hypernym: make

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.28

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream

Examples: play water from a hose | The fountains played all day

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: discharge

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.29

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: make bets

Examples: Play the races | play the casinos in Trouville

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: bet

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: bet.v.02

Synonyms: bet

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: stake on the outcome of an issue

Examples: I bet $100 on that new horse | She played all her money on the dark horse

Lemmas: bet wager play

Hypernym: gamble

Hyponym: bet_on play raise see

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.31

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: shoot or hit in a particular manner

Examples: She played a good backhand last night

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: hit

Hyponym: hook

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.32

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: use or move

Examples: I had to play my queen

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: use

Hyponym: promote

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.33

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: employ in a game or in a specific position

Examples: They played him on first base

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: use

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

Synset: meet.v.10

Synonyms: meet

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

Examples: Princeton plays Yale this weekend | Charlie likes to play Mary

Lemmas: meet encounter play take_on

Hypernym:

Hyponym: confront replay

Antonyms:

    

Synset: play.v.35

Synonyms: play

Part of Speech: VERB

Definition: exhaust by allowing to pull on the line

Examples: play a hooked fish

Lemmas: play

Hypernym: exhaust

Hyponym:

Antonyms:

    

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