Pronunciation of Play  


English Meaning

To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.

  1. To occupy oneself in amusement, sport, or other recreation: children playing with toys.
  2. To take part in a game: No minors are eligible to play.
  3. To participate in betting; gamble.
  4. To act in jest or sport: They're not arguing in earnest, they're just playing.
  5. To deal or behave carelessly or indifferently; toy. See Synonyms at flirt.
  6. To behave or converse sportively or playfully.
  7. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way: play fair; an investor who plays cautiously.
  8. To act, especially in a dramatic production.
  9. Music To perform on an instrument: play on an accordion.
  10. Music To emit sound or be sounded in performance: The band is playing.
  11. To be performed, as in a theater or on television: A good movie is playing tonight.
  12. To be received or accepted: a speech that played poorly with the voters.
  13. To move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly: The breeze played on the water.
  14. To function or discharge uninterruptedly: The fountains played in the courtyard.
  15. To move or operate freely within a bounded space, as machine parts do.
  16. To perform or act (a role or part) in a dramatic performance.
  17. To assume the role of; act as: played the peacemaker at the meeting.
  18. To perform (a theatrical work) on or as if on the stage.
  19. To present a theatrical performance in (a given place): The company played Detroit last week.
  20. To pretend to be; mimic the activities of: played cowboy; played the star.
  21. To engage in (a game or sport): play hockey; play chess.
  22. To compete against in a game or sport.
  23. To occupy or work at (a position) in a game: Lou Gehrig played first base.
  24. To employ (a player) in a game or position: Let's play her at first base.
  25. To use or move (a card or piece) in a game: play the ace of clubs
  26. To hit (a ball, shot, or stroke), as in tennis: played a strong backhand.
  27. To attempt to keep or gain possession or control of: No foul was called because he was playing the ball.
  28. To bet; wager: played ten dollars on the horse.
  29. To make bets on: play the races.
  30. To perform or put into effect, especially as a jest or deception: play a joke on a friend.
  31. To handle; manage: played the matter quietly.
  32. To use or manipulate, especially for one's own interests: played his opponents against each other.
  33. Music To perform on (an instrument): play the guitar.
  34. Music To perform (a piece) on instruments or an instrument.
  35. To cause (a compact disk or audiocassette, for example) to emit recorded sounds.
  36. To discharge or direct in or as if in a continuous stream: play a hose on a fire.
  37. To cause to move rapidly, lightly, or irregularly: play lights over the dance floor.
  38. To exhaust (a hooked fish) by allowing it to pull on the line.
  39. A literary work written for performance on the stage; a drama.
  40. The performance of such a work.
  41. Activity engaged in for enjoyment or recreation.
  42. Fun or jesting: It was all done in play.
  43. The act or manner of engaging in a game or sport: After a time-out, play resumed. The golf tournament featured expert play.
  44. The act or manner of using a card, piece, or ball in a game or sport: my partner's play of the last trump; his clumsy play of the rebound.
  45. A move or an action in a game: It's your play. The runner was thrown out in a close play.
  46. Participation in betting; gambling.
  47. Manner of dealing with others; conduct: fair play.
  48. An attempt to obtain something; a bid: a play for sympathy.
  49. Action, motion, or use: the play of the imagination.
  50. Freedom or occasion for action; scope: give full play to an artist's talents. See Synonyms at room.
  51. Movement or space for movement, as of mechanical parts.
  52. Quick, often irregular movement or action, especially of light or color: the play of color on iridescent feathers.
  53. play along Informal To cooperate or pretend to cooperate: decided to play along with the robbers for a while.
  54. play around To philander.
  55. play at To participate in; engage in.
  56. play at To do or take part in halfheartedly.
  57. play back To replay (a recently recorded tape, for example).
  58. play down To minimize the importance of; make little of: played down the defect to protect the troops' morale.
  59. play off To establish the winner of (a tie) by playing in an additional game or series of games.
  60. play off To participate in a playoff.
  61. play off To set (one individual or party) in opposition to another so as to advance one's own interests: a parent who played off one child against another.
  62. on To take advantage of (another's attitudes or feelings) for one's own interests: demagogues who play on popular fears.
  63. play out To use up; exhaust: Our strength was played out early in the contest.
  64. play up To emphasize or publicize: She played up her experience during the job interview.
  65. in play Sports In a position to be legally or feasibly played: The ball is now in play.
  66. in play In a position, or rumored to be in a position of possible corporate takeover: The company's stock rose in price when it was said to be in play.
  67. out of play Sports Not in a position to be legally or feasibly played.
  68. play ball Slang To cooperate: The opposing attorneys refused to play ball with us.
  69. play both ends against the middle To set opposing parties or interests against one another so as to advance one's own goals.
  70. play fast and loose To behave in a recklessly irresponsible or deceitful manner: played fast and loose with the facts.
  71. play for time To use delaying tactics; temporize.
  72. play games Slang To be evasive or deceptive: Quit playing games and tell me what you want.
  73. play hard to get To pretend to be inaccessible or uninterested, as when flirting.
  74. play in Peoria Slang To be acceptable to average constituents or consumers.
  75. play into the hands of To act or behave so as to give an advantage to (an opponent).
  76. play (one's) cards Informal To use the resources or strategies at one's disposal: played her cards right and got promoted.
  77. play possum To pretend to be sleeping or dead.
  78. play the field To date more than one person.
  79. play the game Informal To behave according to the accepted customs or standards.
  80. play up to To curry favor with.
  81. play with a full deck Slang To be of sound mind: didn't seem to be playing with a full deck.
  82. play with fire To take part in a dangerous or risky undertaking.
  83. play with (oneself) Vulgar Slang To masturbate.

Malayalam Meaning

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× ചേഷ്‌ടകാണിക്കുക - Cheshdakaanikkuka | Cheshdakanikkuka
× ലീല - Leela
× വിഹാരം - Vihaaram | Viharam
× തക്കം - Thakkam
× പ്രവര്‍ത്തിപ്പിക്കുക - Pravar‍ththippikkuka | Pravar‍thippikkuka
× അഭ്യാസം - Abhyaasam | Abhyasam
× കൈലം - Kailam
× കളിപറയുക - Kaliparayuka
× നിസ്സാരമായി വിചാരിക്കുക - Nissaaramaayi Vichaarikkuka | Nissaramayi Vicharikkuka
× ചൂതാടുക - Choothaaduka | Choothaduka
× രമണ്യം - Ramanyam
× പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുക - Pravar‍ththikkuka | Pravar‍thikkuka
× പ്രവര്‍ത്തനം - Pravar‍ththanam | Pravar‍thanam
× ഖേല - Khela
× ദേവം - Dhevam
× ഉല്ലാസം - Ullaasam | Ullasam
× ആചരിക്കുക - Aacharikkuka | acharikkuka
× മകിഴുക - Makizhuka
× രീതി - Reethi
× കലവി - Kalavi
× വിളയാടുക - Vilayaaduka | Vilayaduka
× ദോസ്ഥം - Dhostham
× നാടകകൃതി - Naadakakruthi | Nadakakruthi
× ബാന്‍ഡു മുഴക്കുക - Baan‍du Muzhakkuka | Ban‍du Muzhakkuka
× കളി - Kali
× ആക്രീഡനം - Aakreedanam | akreedanam
× രമണം - Ramanam
× സംഗീതോപകരണം വായിക്കുക - Samgeethopakaranam Vaayikkuka | Samgeethopakaranam Vayikkuka
× കളിയാട്ടം - Kaliyaattam | Kaliyattam
× സ്വാതന്ത്യം - Svaathanthyam | swathanthyam
× പെരുമാറ്റം - Perumaattam | Perumattam
× കിലം - Kilam
× വിളയാട്ടം - Vilayaattam | Vilayattam
× ഇടം - Idam
× കേലി - Keli
× ഉത്സാഹിച്ചു പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുക - Uthsaahichu Pravar‍ththikkuka | Uthsahichu Pravar‍thikkuka
× കൂര്‍ദ്ദനം - Koor‍ddhanam | Koor‍dhanam
× വിലാസം - Vilaasam | Vilasam
× നാടകം - Naadakam | Nadakam


The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.

Exodus 34:16

and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods.

അവരുടെ പുത്രിമാരിൽനിന്നു നിന്റെ പുത്രന്മാർക്കും ഭാര്യമാരെ എടുക്കയും അവരുടെ പുത്രിമാർ തങ്ങളുടെ ദേവന്മാരോടു പരസംഗം ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ നിന്റെ പുത്രന്മാരെക്കൊണ്ടു അവരുടെ ദേവന്മാരോടു പരസംഗം ചെയ്യിക്കയും ചെയ്‍വാൻ ഇടവരരുതു.

1 Samuel 21:15

Have I need of madmen, that you have brought this fellow to play the madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house?"

എന്റെ മുമ്പാകെ ഭ്രാന്തു കളിപ്പാൻ ഇവനെ കൊണ്ടുവരേണ്ടതിന്നു എനിക്കു ഇവിടെ ഭ്രാന്തന്മാർ കുറവുണ്ടോ? എന്റെ അരമനയിലോ ഇവൻ വരേണ്ടതു എന്നു പറഞ്ഞു.

Job 41:5

Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you leash him for your maidens?

പക്ഷിയോടു എന്നപോലെ നീ അതിനോടു കളിക്കുമോ? അതിനെ പിടിച്ചു നിന്റെ ബാലമാർക്കായി കെട്ടിയിടുമോ?


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