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Meaning of word play from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

play   noun

Meaning : A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.

Example : He wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway.

Synonyms : drama, dramatic play

वह रचना जिसे रंगमंच पर अभिनेताओं के हावभाव, कथोपकथन आदि के द्वारा प्रदर्शित किया जाए।

उसके द्वारा लिखित कई नाटक रंगमंच पर प्रदर्शित हो चुके हैं।
नाटक, महारूपक

Meaning : A theatrical performance of a drama.

Example : The play lasted two hours.

एक प्रकार का रूपक नाटक जिसमें चार अंक होते हैं तथा जिसमें नायिका और नायक देवी-देवता के रूप में होते हैं।

ईहामृग में प्रधान रूप से नायिका की वीरता का प्रदर्शन होता है।
इहामृग, ईहामृग

एक प्रकार का नाटक।

इस नाटकी में मोहन का अभिनय बहुत ही अच्छा था।

रंगमंच पर अभिनेताओं का हावभाव, वेश और कथोपकथन द्वारा घटनाओं का प्रदर्शन।

गायन की भाँति वादन भी नाट्य क्षेत्र में आवश्यक है।
पात्रों ने अपने अभिनय से नाटक में सजीवता ला दी।
नाटक, नाट्य

एक प्रकार का लोक-नाट्य जिसमें संवाद तथा संगीत की प्रधानता होती है।

हम लोगों ने मेले में नौटंकी देखी।

Meaning : A preset plan of action in team sports.

Example : The coach drew up the plays for her team.

Meaning : A deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill.

Example : He made a great maneuver.
The runner was out on a play by the shortstop.

Synonyms : maneuver, manoeuvre

Meaning : A state in which action is feasible.

Example : The ball was still in play.
Insiders said the company's stock was in play.

Meaning : Utilization or exercise.

Example : The play of the imagination.

Meaning : An attempt to get something.

Example : They made a futile play for power.
He made a bid to gain attention.

Synonyms : bid

Meaning : Activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules.

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

Synonyms : child's play

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

Example : Rain stopped play in the 4th inning.

Synonyms : period of play, playing period

Meaning : The removal of constraints.

Example : He gave free rein to his impulses.
They gave full play to the artist's talent.

Synonyms : free rein

Meaning : A weak and tremulous light.

Example : The shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers.
The play of light on the water.

Synonyms : shimmer

Meaning : Verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously).

Example : He became a figure of fun.
He said it in sport.

Synonyms : fun, sport

Meaning : Movement or space for movement.

Example : There was too much play in the steering wheel.

Synonyms : looseness

Lack of movement or room for movement.

tautness, tightness

Meaning : Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement.

Example : It was all done in play.
Their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly.

Synonyms : caper, frolic, gambol, romp

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

Example : It is my turn.
It is still my play.

Synonyms : turn

आगे-पीछे के क्रम से आनेवाला अवसर या मौका।

शिवरात्रि के दिन शिव दर्शन के लिए आधे घंटे खड़े रहने के बाद मेरी बारी आई।
पारी, बारी

कोई कार्य करने या खेल खेलने का वह अवसर जो सब खिलाड़ियों को बारी-बारी से मिलता है।

अब राम की पारी है।
दाँव, दाव, दावँ, दौर, नंबर, नम्बर, पाण, पारी, बाज़ी, बाजी, बारी

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

Example : His gambling cost him a fortune.
There was heavy play at the blackjack table.

Synonyms : gambling, gaming

जुआ खेलने का काम।

मनोहर ने जुएबाजी में अपना सारा धन बर्बाद कर दिया।
किमारबाज़ी, किमारबाजी, जुआबाज़ी, जुआबाजी

दाँव लगाकर खेला जानेवाला हार-जीत का खेल।

पांडव द्रौपदी को जुए में हार गए थे।
अंधिका, अन्धिका, कैतव, जुआ, जुवा, जूआ, द्यूत, द्यूत क्रीड़ा, पण, पतय

Meaning : The act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully.

Synonyms : swordplay

play   verb

Meaning : Participate in games or sport.

Example : We played hockey all afternoon.
Play cards.
Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches.

खेलने के लिए भाग लेना।

भारत को विश्वकप भी खेलना है।

Meaning : Act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome.

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

* किसी विशेष तरीके से या किसी विशेष प्रभाव या परिणाम से काम करना या प्रभाव डालना।

मैंने तुम्हारे निलंबन में कोई भूमिका नहीं निभाई।
अदा करना, निभाना

Meaning : Play on an instrument.

Example : The band played all night long.

Meaning : Play a role or part.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : act, represent

Meaning : Be at play. Be engaged in playful activity. Amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children.

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

Meaning : Replay (as a melody).

Example : Play it again, Sam.
She played the third movement very beautifully.

Synonyms : spiel

Meaning : Perform music on (a musical instrument).

Example : He plays the flute.
Can you play on this old recorder?.

वाद्य यंत्र से शब्द उत्पन्न होना।

विवाह-स्थल पर शहनाई बज रही है।

Meaning : Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.

Example : He acted the idiot.
She plays deaf when the news are bad.

Synonyms : act, act as

Meaning : Move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly.

Example : The spotlights played on the politicians.

Meaning : Bet or wager (money).

Example : He played $20 on the new horse.
She plays the races.

Meaning : Engage in recreational activities rather than work. Occupy oneself in a diversion.

Example : On weekends I play.
The students all recreate alike.

Synonyms : recreate

Meaning : Pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity.

Example : Let's play like I am mommy.
Play cowboy and Indians.

Meaning : Emit recorded sound.

Example : The tape was playing for hours.
The stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered.

Meaning : Perform on a certain location.

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

Meaning : Put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game.

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

Meaning : Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously.

Example : They played games on their opponents.
Play the stock market.
Play with her feelings.
Toy with an idea.

Synonyms : toy

Meaning : Behave in a certain way.

Example : Play safe.
Play it safe.
Play fair.

Meaning : Cause to emit recorded audio or video.

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

Synonyms : run

Meaning : Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.

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

Synonyms : diddle, fiddle, toy

Meaning : Use to one's advantage.

Example : She plays on her clients' emotions.

Meaning : Consider not very seriously.

Example : He is trifling with her.
She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania.

Synonyms : dally, trifle

Meaning : Be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way.

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

Meaning : Behave carelessly or indifferently.

Example : Play about with a young girl's affection.

Synonyms : dally, flirt, toy

लापरवाही से या उदासीनता के साथ व्यवहार करना।

किसी की अस्मिता के साथ मत खेलो।
खिलवाड़ करना, खेलना

Meaning : Cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space.

Example : The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack.

Meaning : Perform on a stage or theater.

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

Synonyms : act, playact, roleplay

Meaning : Be performed or presented for public viewing.

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

Meaning : Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.

Example : I cannot work a miracle.
Wreak havoc.
Bring comments.
Play a joke.
The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area.

Synonyms : bring, make for, work, wreak

* कोई घटना आदि घटने का कारण होना या परिणाम के रूप में आना या होना।

मैंने कोई चमत्कार नहीं किया।

Meaning : Discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream.

Example : Play water from a hose.
The fountains played all day.

Meaning : Make bets.

Example : Play the races.
Play the casinos in Trouville.

Meaning : Stake on the outcome of an issue.

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

Synonyms : bet, wager

Meaning : Shoot or hit in a particular manner.

Example : She played a good backhand last night.

Meaning : Use or move.

Example : I had to play my queen.

Meaning : Employ in a game or in a specific position.

Example : They played him on first base.

Meaning : Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.

Example : Princeton plays Yale this weekend.
Charlie likes to play Mary.

Synonyms : encounter, meet, take on

Meaning : Exhaust by allowing to pull on the line.

Example : Play a hooked fish.