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     1. n. Pièce de théâtre, pièce.
     2. n. Activité de jouer.
           The elementary school places an emphasis on learning, but also on play activities.
     3. v. (Intransitif) Jouer.
     4. v. (Transitif) Jouer à (to play a sport, a game).
     5. v. (Transitif) Jouer de (to play a musical instrument).
     6. v. (Transitif) Diriger, orienter.
           He asked that the spotlight be played on the scene.
           Il demanda à ce que le projecteur fût dirigé sur la scène.
anglais > anglais
     1. v. (intransitive) To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation or entertainment.
           They played long and hard.
     2. v. To perform in (a sport); to participate in (a game).
           He plays on three teams.  Who's playing now?  play football;  play sports;  play games
     3. v.          To compete against, in a game.
     4. v.          (in the scoring of games and sports) To be the opposing score to.
                    Look at the score now ... 23 plays 8!
     5. v. (intransitive) To take part in amorous activity; to make love, fornicate; to have sex.
     6. v. To act as the indicated role, especially in a performance.
           He plays the King, and she's the Queen.  No part of the brain plays the role of permanent memory.
     7. v. (heading, transitive, intransitive) To produce music or theatre.
     8. v.          (intransitive, of a musical instrument) To produce music.
     9. v.          (intransitive, especially, of a person) To produce music using a musical instrument.
                   I've practiced the piano off and on, but I still can't play very well.
     10. v.          (transitive, especially, of a person) To produce music (or a specified song or musical style) using (a specified musical instrument).
                   I'll play the piano and you sing.  Can you play an instrument?  We especially like to play jazz together.  Play a song for me.&ems
     11. v.          (transitive, ergative) To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording.
                   You can play the DVD now.
     12. v.          (intransitive, of a theatrical performance) To be performed; (or of a, film) to be shown.
                   His latest film is playing in the local theatre tomorrow.
     13. v.          (transitive, of a theatrical company, or band, etc.) To perform in or at; to give performances in or at.
     14. v.          To act or perform (a play).
                   to play a comedy
     15. v. To behave in a particular way.:
     16. v.          (copulative) Contrary to fact, to give an appearance of being.
     17. v.          (intransitive) To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.
     18. v.          (intransitive) To act; to behave; to practice deception.
     19. v.          To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute.
                   to play tricks
     20. v. (intransitive) To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate.
           The fountain plays.
     21. v. (intransitive) To move gaily; to disport.
     22. v. To put in action or motion.
           to play cannon upon a fortification;  to play a trump in a card game
     23. v. To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.
     24. v. (transitive, colloquial) To manipulate, deceive, or swindle someone.
           You played me!
     25. n. (formerly ) Activity for amusement only, especially among the young.
     26. n. Similar activity, in young animals, as they explore their environment and learn new skills.
     27. n. (ethology) "Repeated, incompletely functional behavior differing from more serious versions ..., and initiated voluntarily when ... in a low-stress setting.".
     28. n. The conduct, or course of a game.
     29. n. An individual's performance in a sport or game.
     30. n. (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.
     31. n. A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue.
     32. n. A theatrical performance featuring actors.
           We saw a two-act play in the theatre.
     33. n. A major move by a business.
     34. n. A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.
     35. n. The extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely.
           No wonder the fanbelt is slipping: there’s too much play in it.
           Too much play in a steering wheel may be dangerous.
     36. n. (informal) Sexual activity or sexual role-playing.
     37. n. (archaic, now usually in compounds) Activity relating to martial combat or fighting.
           handplay, swordplay

Exemples de phrases

I don't want to play
Don't play games with me! 
This did not play on the national stage. 
But this feels like a play still very much in development. 
But a play needs a developing action. 

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