1. Noun.  (uncountable) Activity for amusement only, especially among the young.
  2. Noun.  The conduct, or course of a game.
  3. Noun.  (countable) An individual's performance in a sport or game.
  4. Noun.  (countable) (''turn-based games'') An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.
  5. Noun.  (countable) A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue.
  6. Noun.  (countable) A theatrical performance featuring actors.
  7. Noun.  (countable) A major move by a business.
  8. Noun.  (countable) A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.
  9. Noun.  (uncountable) The extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely.
  10. Noun.  (uncountable, informal) Sexual role-playing.
  11. Noun.  (rfd-sense, fragment Start) (countable) A button that, when pressed, causes media to be played.
  12. Verb.  (intransitive) To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation.
  13. Verb.  (intransitive) To take part in amorous activity; to make love, fornicate; to have sex.
  14. Verb.  (intransitive) To perform in a sport.
  15. Verb.  (transitive) To participate in the game indicated.
  16. Verb.  (transitive) To compete against, in a game.
  17. Verb.  (transitive) To act as the indicated role, especially in a performance.
  18. Verb.  (intransitive) To produce music using a musical instrument.
  19. Verb.  (transitive, ergative) To produce music on the indicated musical instrument.
  20. Verb.  (transitive, ergative) To produce music, the indicated song or style, with a musical instrument.
  21. Verb.  (transitive, ergative) To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording.
  22. Verb.  (context, copulative) Contrary to fact, to give an appearance of being.

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