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1. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] participate in games or sport.

Synonyms

  • exit
  • complete
  • fumble
  • take on
  • unblock
  • nail
  • volley
  • start
  • call
  • play out
  • walk
  • die
  • replay
  • field
  • put out
  • cradle
  • seesaw
  • golf
  • fullback
  • teetertotter
  • backstop
  • curl
  • face off
  • foul
  • gamble
  • bully off
  • snooker
  • ace
  • compete
  • bowl
  • meet
  • contend
  • putt
  • bandy
  • develop
  • tee off
  • bid
  • revoke
  • line up
  • teeter-totter
  • misplay
  • catch
  • cricket
  • vie
  • croquet
  • encounter

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • rush
  • agreement
  • undock

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Stroke Play

  • waga
  • compusa
  • communique
  • yakutakay
  • redisplay
  • papier-mache
  • l'espalier
  • cluj
  • cabriolet
  • underplay
  • societe
  • san-jose
  • naivete
  • mcgarvey
  • jonbenet
  • intraday
  • dunlavey
  • chevrolet
  • buga
  • aaa
  • zepa
  • underway
  • underpay
  • santa-fe
  • portray
  • pinochet
  • overstay
  • overplay
  • monterrey
  • meservey

2. play

noun. ['ˈpleɪ'] a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.

Synonyms

  • miracle play
  • satyr play
  • stage direction
  • dramatic composition
  • theater of the absurd
  • act
  • mystery play
  • drama
  • dramatic work
  • dramatic play
  • playlet
  • Grand Guignol
  • Passion play

Antonyms

  • enjoy
  • appear
  • bring to
  • ignite

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome.

Synonyms

  • act

Antonyms

  • demulsify
  • cool

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] play on an instrument.

Synonyms

  • perform
  • sound off
  • accompany
  • symphonise
  • follow
  • busk
  • spiel
  • bow
  • play along
  • symphonize
  • strike up

Antonyms

  • negativeness
  • negativity
  • decrease
  • increase

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] play a role or part.

Synonyms

  • portray
  • make
  • act out
  • support
  • re-create
  • act
  • emote
  • reenact
  • pretend
  • enact
  • make believe
  • parody
  • act as
  • playact
  • impersonate
  • represent

Antonyms

  • unready
  • disarranged
  • soft
  • up

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children.

Synonyms

  • gambol
  • cavort
  • arse around
  • roughhouse
  • recreate
  • romp
  • splash around
  • horse around
  • frolic
  • skylark
  • lark
  • act
  • disport
  • frisk
  • fool
  • lark about
  • fool around
  • paddle
  • dabble
  • rollick
  • run around

Antonyms

  • acidify
  • fill
  • homogenise
  • engage

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] replay (as a melody).

Synonyms

  • bugle
  • slur
  • spiel
  • modulate
  • jazz
  • fiddle
  • replay
  • reprise
  • re-create
  • prelude
  • tongue
  • bang out
  • riff
  • repeat
  • reprize
  • misplay
  • recapitulate

Antonyms

  • insufficient
  • scarcity
  • abundant
  • loss

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. play

noun. ['ˈpleɪ'] a preset plan of action in team sports.

Synonyms

  • knock on
  • razzmatazz
  • razmataz
  • basketball play
  • razzle-dazzle
  • plan of action
  • football play
  • power play

Antonyms

  • stuff
  • fail
  • detach
  • ground stroke

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. play

noun. ['ˈpleɪ'] a theatrical performance of a drama.

Synonyms

  • curtain raiser
  • musical theater
  • musical comedy
  • show

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • unbend
  • straighten
  • repel

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.

Synonyms

  • act as
  • behave
  • do
  • represent

Antonyms

  • defend
  • agree
  • disclaim
  • fit

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with stroke-play


1. Noun Phrase
Scores for strokes in a hole are scored the same as in a round of stroke play, meaning a ball lost in a hazard costs a player the same number of strokes on his score for the hole.

2. Noun Phrase
In match play, the handicaps are applied hole by hole, as in the stroke play better ball of partners, with one exception.

3. Noun Phrase
The penalty for violating the rule is the loss of the hole in match play or a 2-stroke penalty in stroke play.

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