Crossword clues for play
- "Family Feud" option
- Where a scene is seen?
- TiVo remote button
- It's staged
- Work's opposite
- Work's antithesis
- Word after passion or power
- Tony candidate
- Recorder button
- Recess activity
- Leisure activity
- Freedom of movement
- Coach's call
- Chalk talk diagram
- Word with safe or out
- Tickle the ivories?
- Staged event?
- Stage doings
- One way to enjoy a game
- Make music
- Jack's proverbial need
- It's often staged
- It makes Jack less dull
- Eugene Ionesco production
- Enjoy recess
- Dramatist's work
- Broadway presentation
- A drama
- "Waiting for Godot," for one
- "Romeo and Juliet," e.g
- "Hamlet" or "Tru"
- You might watch one on Broadway
- Work that's divided into acts and scenes
- Work of Shakespeare
- Work antithesis
- Word with time or money
- Word with fair or foul
- Word with date or money
- Word with bill or ball
- Word that can precede each half of the starred answers
- What's behind the curtain?
- What kids do during recess
- Umpire's cry at the start of a baseball game
- Tom Stoppard creation
- Theatrical presentation
- Stoppard work
- Slack — performance
- Roll the dice, say
- Put on the hi-fi
- Picnic or Tru
- Perform on the piano
- Perform in a band
- Perform at the piano
- Perform a sonata, say
- Pause button counterpart
- Off-hours activity
- O'Neill opus
- O'Neill effort
- Make good use of recess
- Leisure pursuit
- Lay a wager
- Kind of bill or boy
- Kennedy Center offering
- It's seen when you draw the curtain
- Indulge in sport
- Huddle call
- Have some fun
- Google ___ (app store for Android devices)
- Gambol or gamble
- Gambol or gambit
- Gamble or gambol
- Function associated with a right-pointing arrowhead icon, often
- Freedom for motion
- Follower of fair, foul or free
- Enjoy a game
- Engage in tag, say
- Dramatic offering
- Drama, for instance
- Double or foul
- Certain Jack's need
- August Wilson creation
- A need for Jack
- "Work hard, ___ hard"
- "Wit" or "Doubt"
- "Will it ___ in Peoria?"
- "The thing" to Hamlet
- "The thing," to Hamlet
- "Romeo and Juliet," for one
- "Richard III" or "Henry V"
- "Rent" or "Bent"
- "Picnic" for instance
- "Password" option
- "Kind Sir," for instance
- "Hamlet" or "Othello," for example
- "Don't ___ innocent with me!"
- "All work and no ___ makes Jack a dull boy"
- "All work and no __ . . ."
- "A Raisin in the Sun," for one
- ____ the market
- ___ on words
- Open space in taking on poor Fidel
- Dishonest dealing
- Money spent to keep old former pupil in touch
- Religious drama; suggesting calmer one?
- Improving drama
- Given a role, still on the field
- Cooperate in drama and dance
- Cooperate with what theatre may put on before dance
- Cooperate to act and dance
- Skater requiring ploy to tamper with scoring method, of course?
- Make light of losing on stage show
- Make light of
- Seek to minimise children’s games with feathers
- To minimise pressure, got on the bed
- Be the lead in Hamlet, say, taking king in hand with piece of deception
- Riskily meddle in passionate drama?
- Take foolish risks in drama, and shoot
- Rendering Frere Jacques say, or just messing about?
- VCR button
- Be in the game or in the band
- Go (along)
- Maneuvering room
- With 79-Down, something to do in the yard
- Wiggle room
- See 12-Down
- DVD menu option
- Pass or run
- See 32-Across
- Game move
- Thespian production
- Something to stage
- Remote button that undoes "pause"
- Bit of theatrics
- With 35-Down, much-anticipated cry every April
- School recess
- Frolic and gambol
- ITunes button
- ___ on words (pun)
- Opposite of work
- Ump's call after "Time!"
- DVD remote button
- The "thing," to Hamlet
- The removal of constraints
- The activity of doing something in an agreed succession
- Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
- Movement or space for movement
- Verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
- A weak and tremulous light
- Utilization or exercise
- A state in which action is feasible
- A deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
- A theatrical performance of a drama
- A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
- The act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
- An attempt to get something
- Sean O'Casey product
- Connelly creation
- N. Simon product
- Euripides work
- "Harvey" or "Annie"
- Stage offering
- QB's call
- Inge product
- Broadway attraction
- Pinter creation
- Ionesco product
- Shaw opus
- "The Mousetrap," for one
- With 39-Across, pretend
- Pinter product
- Jack's need
- ___ possum
- "Hamlet" is one
- "___ it, Sam"
- Neil Simon creation
- Dryden's "All for Love" is one
- Macbeth or The Caretaker, say?
- Quietly put down toy
- Co-operate with Brand, say, and dance
- Work to bring in a drama
- Work interrupted by a sport
- Work at taking in a drama
- Start to produce amateur drama
- Stage drama
- Spend money to secure Lessing's first dramatic work
- Appear late in day having failed in appeal
- Remit to embrace latitude and freedom of movement
- Relaxing interval, but not for the cast?
- Pundit initially put down performance
- Power to set amount of freedom
- Perform music
- But it's a dramatic work!
- It's somebody's work, oddly enough
- Having set out after power, act
- Have fun - theatrical work
- Dramatic production
- Theatre production
- DVR button
- Quarterback's call
- Fun and games
- Get in the game
- Broadway offering
- Dramatic work
- Take the role of
- Remote-control button
- Theater production
- DVR option
- Broadway production
- Stage show
- Broadway show
- Stage production
- DVR remote button
- DVD button
- Stage presentation
- Shakespeare work
- Have fun — theatrical work
- O'Neill work
- Globe production
- Theatrical event
- IPod button
- Fool around
- Engage in a sport
- Theatrical production
- Take the field
- Join the game
- It's staged!
- Horse around
- Dramatic presentation
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Play \Play\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Played; p. pr. & vb. n. Playing.] [OE. pleien, AS. plegian, plegan, to play, akin to plega play, game, quick motion, and probably to OS. plegan to promise, pledge, D. plegen to care for, attend to, be wont, G. pflegen; of unknown origin. [root]28. Cf. Plight, n.]
To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.
As Cannace was playing in her walk.
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play!
And some, the darlings of their Lord, Play smiling with the flame and sword.
To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.
``Nay,'' quod this monk, ``I have no lust to pleye.''
Men are apt to play with their healths.
--Sir W. Temple.
To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball; hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes.
To perform on an instrument of music; as, to play on a flute.
One that . . . can play well on an instrument.
--Ezek. xxxiii. 32.
Play, my friend, and charm the charmer.
To act; to behave; to practice deception.
His mother played false with a smith.
To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate; to act; as, the fountain plays.
The heart beats, the blood circulates, the lungs play.
To move gayly; to wanton; to disport.
Even as the waving sedges play with wind.
The setting sun Plays on their shining arms and burnished helmets.
All fame is foreign but of true desert, Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart.
To act on the stage; to personate a character. A lord will hear your play to-night. --Shak. Courts are theaters where some men play. --Donne. To play into a person's hands, to act, or to manage matters, to his advantage or benefit. To play off, to affect; to feign; to practice artifice. To play upon.
To make sport of; to deceive.
Art thou alive? Or is it fantasy that plays upon our eyesight.
To use in a droll manner; to give a droll expression or application to; as, to play upon words.
Play \Play\, v. t.
To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump.
First Peace and Silence all disputes control, Then Order plays the soul.
To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ.
To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to play a waltz on the violin.
To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks.
Nature here Wantoned as in her prime, and played at will Her virgin fancies.
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.
Thou canst play the rational if thou wilt.
--Sir W. Scott.
To engage in, or go together with, as a contest for amusement or for a wager or prize; as, to play a game at baseball.
To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.
To play hob, to play the part of a mischievous spirit; to work mischief.
To play off, to display; to show; to put in exercise; as, to play off tricks.
To play one's cards, to manage one's means or opportunities; to contrive.
Played out, tired out; exhausted; at the end of one's resources. [Colloq.]
Play \Play\, n.
Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols.
Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game.
John naturally loved rough play.
The act or practice of contending for victory, amusement, or a prize, as at dice, cards, or billiards; gaming; as, to lose a fortune in play.
Action; use; employment; exercise; practice; as, fair play; sword play; a play of wit. ``The next who comes in play.''
A dramatic composition; a comedy or tragedy; a composition in which characters are represented by dialogue and action.
A play ought to be a just image of human nature.
The representation or exhibition of a comedy or tragedy; as, he attends ever play.
Performance on an instrument of music.
Motion; movement, regular or irregular; as, the play of a wheel or piston; hence, also, room for motion; free and easy action. ``To give them play, front and rear.''
The joints are let exactly into one another, that they have no play between them.
Hence, liberty of acting; room for enlargement or display; scope; as, to give full play to mirth.
Play actor, an actor of dramas.
Play debt, a gambling debt.
Play pleasure, idle amusement. [Obs.]
A play upon words, the use of a word in such a way as to be capable of double meaning; punning.
Play of colors, prismatic variation of colors.
To bring into play, To come into play, to bring or come into use or exercise.
To hold in play, to keep occupied or employed.
I, with two more to help me, Will hold the foe in play.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English plegan, plegian "move rapidly, occupy or busy oneself, exercise; frolic; make sport of, mock; perform music," from West Germanic *plegan "occupy oneself about" (cognates: Old Saxon plegan "vouch for, take charge of," Old Frisian plega "tend to," Middle Dutch pleyen "to rejoice, be glad," German pflegen "take care of, cultivate"), from PIE root *dlegh- "to engage oneself," forming words in Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, and possibly Latin.\n
\nMeaning "to take part in a game" is from c.1200. Opposed to work (v.) since late 14c. Related: Played; playing. To play up "emphasize" is from 1909; to play down "minimize" is from 1930; to play along "cooperate" is from 1929. To play with oneself "masturbate" is from 1896; play for keeps is from 1861, originally of marbles or other children's games with tokens. To play second fiddle in the figurative sense is from 1809 ("Gil Blas"). To play into the hands (of someone) is from 1705. To play the _______ card is attested from 1886; to play fair is from mid-15c. To play (something) safe is from 1911; to play favorites is attested from 1902. For play the field see field (n.).
Old English plega (West Saxon), plæga (Anglian) "quick motion; recreation, exercise, any brisk activity" (the latter sense preserved in swordplay, etc.), from or related to Old English plegan (see play (v.)). Meaning "dramatic performance" is attested by early 14c., perhaps late Old English. Meaning "free or unimpeded movement" of mechanisms, etc., is from c.1200. By early Middle English it could mean variously, "a game, a martial sport, activity of children, joke or jesting, revelry, sexual indulgence." Sporting sense "the playing of a game" first attested mid-15c.; sense of "specific maneuver or attempt" is from 1868. To be in play (of a hit ball, etc.) is from 1788. Play-by-play is attested from 1927. Play on words is from 1798. Play-money is attested from 1705 as "money won in gambling," by 1920 as "pretend money."
n. 1 (context uncountable formerly countable English) Activity for amusement only, especially among the young. 2 (context uncountable English) Similar activity, in young animals, as they explore their environment and learn new skills. 3 (context uncountable ethology English) "Repeated, incompletely functional behavior differing from more serious versions ..., and initiated voluntarily when ... in a low-stress setting." 4 The conduct, or course of a game. 5 (context countable English) An individual's performance in a sport or game. 6 (context countable English) (''turn-based games'') An action carried out when it is one's turn to play. 7 (context countable English) A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue. 8 (context countable English) A theatrical performance featuring actors. 9 (context countable English) A major move by a business. 10 (context countable English) A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources. 11 (context uncountable English) The extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely. 12 (context uncountable informal English) sexual role-playing. 13 (context countable English) A button that, when pressed, causes media to be played. vb. 1 (lb en intransitive) To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation or entertainment. 2 (lb en ergative) To perform in (a sport); to participate in (a game). 3 # (lb en transitive) To compete against, in a game.
a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"
a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"
a state in which action is feasible; "the ball was still in play"; "insiders said the company's stock was in play"
utilization or exercise; "the play of the imagination"
an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention" [syn: bid]
play by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child" [syn: child's play]
the removal of constraints; "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent" [syn: free rein]
a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water" [syn: shimmer]
the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table" [syn: gambling, gaming]
the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play" [syn: turn]
the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully [syn: swordplay]
v. participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; "This factor played only a minor part in his decision"; "This development played into her hands"; "I played no role in your dismissal"
play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"
replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully" [syn: spiel]
perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians"
bet or wager (money); "He played $20 on the new horse"; "She plays the races"
engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike" [syn: recreate]
pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians"
emit recorded sound; "The tape was playing for hours"; "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"
perform on a certain location; "The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been playing on Broadway for years"
put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"
engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stockmarket"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea" [syn: toy]
behave in a certain way; "play safe"; "play it safe"; "play fair"
cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "Can you play my favorite record?" [syn: run]
manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate" [syn: toy, fiddle, diddle]
use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions"
be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; "This speech didn't play well with the American public"; "His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee"
cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; "The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"
be performed; "What's playing in the local movie theater?"; "`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"
cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area" [syn: bring, work, wreak, make for]
discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; "play water from a hose"; "The fountains played all day"
make bets; "Play the reaces"; "play the casinos in Trouville"
shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
use or move; "I had to play my queen"
employ in a game or in a specific position; "They played him on first base"
exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish"
Play is a one-act play by Samuel Beckett. It was written between 1962 and 1963 and first produced in German as Spiel on 14 June 1963 at the Ulmer Theatre in Ulm-Donau, Germany, directed by Deryk Mendel, with Nancy Illig (W1), Sigfrid Pfeiffer (W2) and Gerhard Winter (M). The first performance in English was on 7 April 1964 at the Old Vic in London.
Play (stylized as >play) is a Canadian news magazine series, focusing on pop culture and entertainment, which aired on CBC Newsworld between 2002 and 2005. The show was hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, a former member of pop group Moxy Früvous. The show initially aired weekly. Then themed episodes aired once every several weeks. However, the show was cancelled due to poor ratings.
Play may refer to:
- Play (activity), enjoyed by animals, including humans
- Play (theatre), structured literary form of theatre
Play is the third studio album by Canadian band Great Big Sea released in May 1997.
It was belatedly released in Japan on March 9, 2016.
Play: The Videos is a compilation DVD of music videos by Peter Gabriel, released in 2004. The DVD contains remastered audio tracks of songs in DTS 5.1 (DTS 96 kHz/24-bit) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. The new surround sound mixes were created by Daniel Lanois and Richard Chappell.
Play is the second EP by British rock band Ride.
The EP was combined with its predecessor Ride to form the Smile mini-album for the US market in July, 1990. Two years later, in November, 1992, Smile was released the UK, too, after the British EPs had gone out of print.
Play (stylized as PLAY) is a monthly magazine produced by Imagine Publishing in the United Kingdom, which reports on Sony's PlayStation product range. It is the UK's longest-running PlayStation magazine. Issue 269, the magazine's final printed edition was published in April 2016, and it has since become a digital only publication. As well as being sold in the UK, PLAY is also sold in Australia. Though because of the distance between the two countries, Australia is one month behind, so some of the information may be inaccurate or old. Prior to issue 249, PLAY came with a covermounted DVD every issue.
Play was a Swedish pop girl group consisting of, in total, seven young women. Faye Hamlin, Anna Sundstrand, Anaïs Lameche, and Rosie Munter formed Play's original line-up from the band's formation from 2001 until late 2003. After founding member Faye left the group, fifth member Janet Leon joined Play to fill Hamlin's position as lead singer. In 2005, the group officially announced an "indefinite break" and split up. At that time, Play had sold almost one million albums. Four years later, in 2009, the group reformed with a new line up of three members consisting of Anaïs, Faye, and the sixth and oldest member of Play, Sanne Karlsson. In February 2011, an official statement was made that Faye had once again left the group in 2010 and would be replaced by Emelie Norenberg. It was announced in May 2011 that the band had separated for the second time.
Play is the fifth studio album by American electronica musician Moby. It was first released on May 17, 1999 by V2 Records. Recording of the album began in 1998, following the release of his fourth album, Animal Rights (1996), which deviated from Moby's electronica style; his goal for Play was to return to this style of music. Originally intended to be his final record, the recording of the album took place at Moby's home studio in Manhattan, New York.
While some of Moby's earlier work garnered critical and commercial success within the electronic dance music scene, Play was both a critical success and a commercial phenomenon. The album introduced Moby to a worldwide mainstream audience, not only through a large number of hit singles (that helped the album to dominate worldwide charts for two years), but also through unprecedented licensing of his music in films, television, and commercial advertisements. It eventually became the biggest-selling album of its genre, with over 12 million copies sold worldwide.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 341 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was nominated for both a Grammy Award and Brit Award, was the UK's biggest selling independent album of 2000, and certified platinum status in more than 20 countries.
Play is a 1991 album by the British new wave group Squeeze. It is the band's ninth album, and their only released by Reprise Records. It is the first LP in the Squeeze discography to feature only four official members instead of five ( Steve Nieve took on many of the keyboard duties that would have gone to Jools Holland in the past). Tony Berg produced the album. In the liner notes to the 1996 Squeeze compilation Excess Moderation, Glenn Tilbrook stated that he considers Play the beginning of Squeeze's "renaissance period." The album spent one week at number 41 in the UK Albums Chart in September 1991.
The liner notes to the album are, appropriately, in the form of a play that incorporates the lyrics of the songs in a script that also references the plays Our Town by Thornton Wilder and Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.
Play, within BDSM circles, is any of the wide variety of " kinky" activities. This includes both physical and mental activities, covering a wide range of intensities and levels of social acceptability. The term originated in the BDSM club and party communities, indicating the activities taking place within a scene. It has since extended to the full range of BDSM activities.
Play can take many forms. It ranges from light "getting to know you" sessions where participants discover each other's likes and dislikes to extreme, extended play between committed individuals that know each other's limits and are willing to push or be pushed at their boundaries. While physical activities are better known and more infamous, it also includes 'mental play' such as erotic hypnosis and mind games.
BDSM play is usually the primary topic of negotiation, especially for casual players and limited scenes. Most BDSM clubs and local communities offer classes and materials about negotiating play scenes. Play safety is a major topic of discussion and debate within BDSM communities.
Play, also known as Grupo Play, is a teen Mexican band made in 2006 out of teenagers from the reality show for kids Código F.A.M.A. made by the giant company Televisa. There are 7 members in the band and only 6 out of 7 of the band were in a telenovela from Televisa. They have already had their debut CD released in Mexico. In their official website they state that their reality show, and telenovelas Código F.A.M.A., Alegrijes y Rebujos, and Mision S.O.S is behind them. The group disbanded in 2007 because of problems with their record label.
Play, P4 is a brand name of the fourth Polish cellular telecommunications provider.
Icelandic-led Novator acquired a large stake in the company.
Play is an album by Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea.
Play Magazine was a weekly online sports magazine, associated with The New York Times. The magazine was later published quarterly. It was first published in February 2006. Mark Bryant was the editor-in-chief of the magazine which ceased publication in Fall 2008.
"Play" is the second single released by rapper David Banner from his fourth studio album Certified. It was produced by Mr. Collipark.
Released in 2005, the single peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining his sole Top 10 hit and his best-performing single.
An alternate version, entitled the "Canadian Mix", features Kardinal Offishall and Solitair and appears on the single.
"Play" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez for her second studio album, J.Lo (2001). It was released on March 27, 2001, as the album's second single. The song was written by Cory Rooney, Christina Milian, Arnthor Birgisson, and Anders Bagge, with production done by the latter two under their production name, Bag & Arnthor. A dance-pop track, it was noted for its funky vibe, compared to the works of Prince and Madonna by critics. Over an electric guitar and a funky beat, Lopez sings about pleading a DJ to play her favorite song.
"Play" was a commercial success, peaking at number 18 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while charting within the top ten in over ten countries. Most notably, it reached number three in the United Kingdom. Its futuristic-themed music video was directed by Francis Lawrence. Additionally, "Play" was performed live by Lopez on numerous occasions, including at her Let's Get Loud concerts.
Play is the eighth studio album by Taiwanese Mandopop girl group S.H.E. It was released on 11 May 2007 by HIM International Music. During the week of its release, Play accounted for over half of all Taiwanese album sales, beating out its runner up by over 40% of the market share. Over 100,000 copies of the album were pre-ordered; by mid-July, the sales total reached 500,000. Despite being tainted by cross-straits controversy, "Chinese Language", the album's lead single, earned six awards, including one for its music video. Due to the overall popularity of the album, Play became the first S.H.E album to warrant its own concert, which was held at the Tamshui Fisherman's Wharf in July.
The track, "五月天" (May Day) won one of the Top 10 Songs of the Year at the 2008 HITO Radio Music Awards presented by Taiwanese radio station Hit FM.
Play was a U.S.-based magazine focused on video games, manga and anime, and other media such as film and television, comics, music. Published by Fusion Publishing between 2001 and 2010, play magazine also had a separate Internet presence on its website, playmagazine. The magazine's founder and editor-in-chief was Dave Halverson.
The magazine offered previews, reviews and opinion pieces on games, anime and other media, as the publishers believed there is significant overlap between the core audiences of these media. The website also contained reader polls, editor blogs, and extensive archives of past reviews.
Play magazine also published the annual "girls of gaming" issue featuring artwork of female video game, anime, and manga characters, often in provocative clothing and suggestive poses.
"Play" is a song by Swedish recording artist Robyn from her second studio album My Truth (1999). Robyn wrote the track in collaboration with Ulf Lindström and Johan Ekhé, who also helmed production. BMG Sweden released it as the album's second single on 21 July 1999 with the non-album song "Good Thang" as its B-side. Musically, "Play" contains some world music influences and a "playful" vibe.
"Play" received positive critical response and became Robyn's seventh consecutive top 40 entry on the Sverigetopplistan singles chart, where it peaked at number 31. The singer performed the song live while promoting the parent album, but the single itself received limited promotion. As with the album, "Play" was not serviced outside of Sweden.
In psychology and ethology, play is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment. Play is commonly associated with children and juvenile-level activities, but play occurs at any life stage, and among other higher-functioning animals as well, most notably mammals.
Many prominent researchers in the field of psychology, including Melanie Klein, Jean Piaget, William James, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Lev Vygotsky have viewed play as confined to the human species, believing play was important for human development and using different research methods to prove their theories.
Play is often interpreted as frivolous; yet the player can be intently focused on their objective, particularly when play is structured and goal-oriented, as in a game. Accordingly, play can range from relaxed, free-spirited and spontaneous through frivolous to planned or even compulsive. Play is not just a pastime activity; it has the potential to serve as an important tool in numerous aspects of daily life for adolescents, adults, and cognitively advanced non-human species (such as primates). Not only does play promote and aid in physical development (such as hand–eye coordination), but it also aids in cognitive development and social skills, and can even act as a stepping stone into the world of integration, which can be a very stressful process.
Play is the fourth album released by Doug E. Fresh. It was released on September 26, 1995, on Gee Street Independent and featured production from Doug E. Fresh, Frankie Cutlass, and Todd Terry. The album peaked at No. 81 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, but several singles—"Where's da Party At?" "Freaks," "Hands in the Air," and "I-ight"—all made it to the Hot Rap Singles chart.
Play is an abstract sculpture by Lars Jonker. It is located in Hendricks Park, in the historic Bates-Hendricks neighborhood, south of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
Play is an album by Mike Stern, released in 1999 through Atlantic Records. The album reached a peak position of number twenty-one on Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.
Play is a 2011 Swedish film drama directed by Ruben Östlund and written by Östlund and Erik Hemmendorff. Inspired by actual court cases, it portrays a group of black boys who rob a smaller group of white boys by the means of a psychological game. The film was heavily debated in the Swedish press. It won the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2012.
Play, also known as Play: The Guitar Album, is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Brad Paisley. It was released on November 4, 2008 (see 2008 in country music). Like all of his previous albums, Play was released on Arista Nashville and produced by Frank Rogers. The album is largely instrumental in nature, except for five vocal tracks. One of these tracks, " Start a Band" (a duet with Keith Urban), has been released as a single and has become Paisley's ninth consecutive Number One country hit, and his thirteenth overall. The album cover photograph was taken at Bristow Run Elementary School in Bristow, Virginia.
Play is the fourth studio album by American country music singer David Ball. It was released in 1999 on Warner Bros. Records. The album produced the singles "Watching My Baby Not Come Back" (which Ball co-wrote with then-newcomer Brad Paisley) and "I Want To with You", which respectively reached numbers 47 and 67 on the Billboard country charts.
The track "What Do You Say to That" was also recorded by George Strait on his 1999 album Always Never the Same, from which it was released as a single. McBride & the Ride later recorded "Hasta Luego, My Love" under the title "Hasta Luego" on their 2002 album Amarillo Sky.
A play is a form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of dialogue between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading. Plays are performed at a variety of levels, from Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theater, to Community theatre, as well as University or school productions. There are rare dramatists, notably George Bernard Shaw, who have had little preference whether their plays were performed or read. The term "play" can refer to both the written works of playwrights and to their complete theatrical performance.
Play is Australian/British classical-electropop band Bond's fourth studio album. It was released on 26 June 2011. The album's release was revealed in an interview with Tania Davis in the Birmingham Mail, in which Davis stated that the band were then currently working on their next studio album. She also noted that the album would have gypsy, folk and Eastern European influences. In late 2010, the band were performing material from their new album Play at concerts in Mexico, including the single "Diablo".
The album was released in Mexico in June 2011 before being released in Korea in August 2011 and Japan in late September 2011. It was released on 13 January 2012 in Australia, and charted at #94 on the albums chart, and in the US on August 7, 2012.
Songs on the album include their first single "Diablo". The string quartet also showcases " Jai Ho", a huge hit from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. The album also features a few more recognizable hits. The song " Pump It" is a version of the song popularised by The Black Eyed Peas, which samples the Dick Dale and the Del-Tones' hit song " Misirlou", featured in the opening credits of Pulp Fiction. The song " Last Time" is an interpretation of "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones, heavily sampled in " Bitter Sweet Symphony" by the band The Verve, per the alternate naming of the song.
Play is a 2005 Chilean film directed by Alicia Scherson.
It was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 78th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.
Play is a 2002 album by Joanna MacGregor. The album was released on the SoundCircus label and was a nominee for the Mercury Music Prize.
Play (stylized as PLAY) is the first studio album by South Korean brother-sister duo, Akdong Musician, and their first release since winning K-pop Star 2 the previous year.
"Play" is a song performed by Estonian singer Jüri Pootsmann. The song will represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, and was written by Fred Krieger, Vallo Kikas, and 2015 Estonian entrant Stig Rästa. The song was released as a digital download on 4 January 2016 through Universal Music Group.
Play was a Chinese game-and-software oriented magazine founded in October 1993 and first officially published in June 1994 by Popular Science Press (科学普及出版社; Kēxué Pŭjí Chūbănshè). The magazine was originally named Jiāyòng Diànnǎo Yǔ Yóuxìjī (家用电脑与游戏机; lit. "Home Computer and Game Console"), and focused on both PC games and console games. In January 2001 it was renamed to its current name and its coverage shifted to focus on PC games exclusively, making it the first specialized PC gaming magazine in China. Subsequently Play became one of the most important gaming magazines in mainland China.
Following only one year after the closure of the prominent journal Diànzǐ Yóuxì Ruǎnjiàn, the shutdown of Play after nearly 20 years of continual publication has been regarded in context with the earlier shutdown of big-name Western magazines like Electronic Gaming Monthly, GamePro, and Nintendo Power as an example of the global nature of the decline in printed publications.
Play is the thirteenth studio album by Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai , released on November 15, 2014 by Warner Music Taiwan. It has sold more than 85,000 copies in Taiwan, becoming the best-selling album by female artist of 2014 in Taiwan. The album garnered critical acclaim and was declared as "easily the best album of the year". The opening track, "Play", reached number 1 on the Hit FM annual singles chart. The ninth track, "The Third Person and I", reached number 8 on the Hit FM annual singles chart. The music video of "Play" became the most-viewed Chinese-language music video of 2014 on YouTube and thrust her into the international spotlight. Nolan Feeney from Time claimed the music video "might be the year's best pop music video." The album earned Tsai six Golden Melody Award nominations—Best Mandarin Album, Best Song of the Year, Best Vocal Recording Album, and three Best Music Videos—ultimately winning Best Mandarin Album and Best Vocal Recording Album. The album earned Tsai an MTV Europe Music Award nomination for Best Taiwanese Act. The album earned Tsai an Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Asian Artist.
Usage examples of "play".
Sophie went to the piano, played with feeling, and then sang some Italian airs, to the accompaniment of the guitar, too well for her age.
The spirit of a world-famed violinist played as though behind veils a romance by Rubinstein, to a piano accompaniment that sounded thin and cold, like a spinet.
She got to play for the Blackville Society Tap Twizzlers when their own accompanist was arrested in Glace Bay.
The half-dozen executives and accountants from Andersen and Enron laughed and joked as they played a round of golf on a private Arizona course.
Ping Slatterly thought of that fact with relish as he ignited the strong acetylene torch which was to play so important a part in this raid.
In order to entice her more easily to follow my advice, I added that I was well aware of my plan being a very difficult one to carry out, and that to play successfully such a character a woman must be particularly witty.
Muggledrone played allegretto, Trumtwang allegro, Whistlerap presto, and Scrapesqueak prestissimo.
I took her to London on her eighteenth birthday to see a play at Drury Lane she fell prey to the allure of the theatre.
I myself can barely look back on those twenty years of amatory servility with a full comprehension of the part I have been playing in them.
It played the same tune as Ambry had on his pipes, adding verses that answered their questions without words and thus were incomprehensible.
Rae told him about her oxytocin theory and the role she suspected the Hillstar ambulance drivers played.
People at work played out a slightly amplified normality for my benefit.
Winthrop was only beginning to understand, picked up the emotional sequence as a sort of Empathy track surrounding the product and when the tape was played through the telethesia projector, the result was analogous to a posthypnotic suggestion to purchase the product.
Stirred by towers that poke above the host of city lightintense white carbide lamps, smoke-burnished red of lit grease, tallow twinkling, frenetic sputtering gas flare, all anarchic guards against the darkthe winds rejoice and play.
An announcer, his voice as stiff as his undoubted shirt, broke into the playing and announced a special news bulletin.