Word of the day

unbelligerent

Synonyms:

agreeable, amiable, amicable, civil, compatible, congenial, cordial, friendly, genial, inoffensive.
View More

Language:

English - United States Change

Enter your text below and click here for spell checking

Spell check of play

Spellweb is your one-stop resource for definitions, synonyms and correct spelling for English words, such as play. On this page you can see how to spell play. Also, for some words, you can find their definitions, list of synonyms, as well as list of common misspellings.

Loading...
Correct spelling:
play
Definition:
To act or perform ( a play); to represent in music action; as, to play a comedy; also, to act in the character of; to represent by acting; to simulate; to behave like; as, to play King Lear; to play the woman.

Synonyms:

noun
act
play.
action
action, activity, movement, working.
amusement
amusement, celebration, distraction, diversion, entertainment, frivolity, fun, game, hilarity, hobby, humor, jocularity, levity, merriment, pastime, pleasure, recreation, refreshment, relaxation, sport, stimulation, tonic, whimsicality, Divertissement, Jolliness.
amusement, entertainment
caper, dalliance, delight, disport, diversion, foolery, frisk, frolic, fun, gambol, game, gaming, happiness, humor, jest, joking, lark, match, pastime, pleasure, prank, recreation, relaxation, romp, sport, sportiveness, teasing.
application
practice, values, functions.
banter
gossip, mockery, repartee, dissing.
bantering
raillery.
communication
play.
composition
cantata, concerto, literary work, music, rhapsody, romance, short story, song, symphony, thesis, verse, Melodies, Rhapsodies, Concertos, short stories, cantatas, literary works.
drama
dramatic art, dramaturgy, footlight, footlights, melodrama, showmanship, stagecraft, Theatricals, tearjerker, melodramas, broadways, dramatic arts, histrionic art, stage show, tear-jerker, thespian art.
extent
extent, period of time, spaciousness, wideness, Elbowroom.
fountain
bubbler, mainspring, wellhead, mainsprings, bubblers, wellheads, Well-spring.
freedom
flexibility, independency, laxity, liberty, Rampancy, Freedoms, full play, full swing, laissez faire, own accord, plenty of rope.
fun
happiness, sportiveness.
game
Festivities.
intention
design.
latitude, range
action, activity, exercise, give, leeway, margin, motion, movement, operation, room, scope, space, sweep, swing, working, Elbowroom.
play
act as, bet, bid, bring, caper, child's play, dally, diddle, drama, fiddle, flirt, free rein, frolic, fun, gambling, gambol, gaming, looseness, make for, maneuver, manoeuvre, period of play, playing period, pretend, recreate, represent, romp, run, shimmer, spiel, sport, toy, trifle, turn, unreal, wager, work, wreak, make believe.
possibility
achievability, attainableness, fifty-fifty, likeliness, practicability, tossup, outside chance, practicabilities, toss up.
prank
rowdiness, shenanigan, roughhousing.
raillery
Asteism.
romp
romp.
room
room.
scrimmage
scrabble, scrimmage, scrabbles.
self-government
self-government.
slack
slackening, slow up, slow-up, slowup.
sport
exhibition, tryout, physical activity.
state
play.
stratagem
gamesmanship, little game.
theater piece
comedy, drama, entertainment, farce, flop, mask, musical, opera, performance, potboiler, show, smash, theatrical, tragedy, turkey, smash hit, HIT, curtain-raiser, one-act, stage show.
writing
belles lettres, belles-lettres.
verb
act; take the part of
discourse, enact, execute, ham, impersonate, perform, personate, playact, portray, present, represent, ham it up, DO, act the part of, play a gig, read a part, take the role of, lay an egg, tread the boards.
body
play.
compete in sport
challenge, contend, contest, participate, recreate, rival, take on, take part, vie, engage in, be on a team.
competition
play.
consumption
play.
contact
play.
contend
compete.
creation
play.
dramatize
act, burlesque, characterize, choreograph, dramatize, improvise, mime, pantomime, present.
gamble, risk
bet, chance, exploit, finesse, hazard, jockey, maneuver, manipulate, put, set, speculate, stake, take, wager, lay money on.
have fun
carouse, carry on, cavort, clown, dally, dance, divert, fool around, horse around, joke, jump, kibitz, let go, let loose, make merry, mess around, rejoice, revel, skip, toy, trifle, show off, idle away, amuse oneself, be life of party, cut capers, cut up, entertain oneself, go on a spree, kick up heels, let one's hair down.
motion
play.
perform music
gig, harmonize, jam, perform, practice, serenade, sing, solo.
produce music
blow, bow, drum, fiddle, fidget, finger, operate, pedal, render, tickle, work.
social
play.
stative
play.
Examples of usage:
  1. A little bit of play! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. This instrument is called the farogato, and very few know how to play it. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  3. I want Mrs. Metcalfe to hear you play. – Miss Merivale's Mistake by Mrs. Henry Clarke
  4. And if I don't go away, and if I feel that I don't want to play with you, but just to- well, really to be friends with you, can I be? – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  5. Well, he can play the fool also. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard

Alphabet:

X