English-Spanish translation of play

Translation of the word play from english to spanish, with synonyms, antonyms, verb conjugation, pronunciation, anagrams, examples of use.

play in Spanish

play
theaternoun obra [f]
  technicalnoun juego [m]
  sportsnoun juego [m]
  recreationverb jugar
  pretenseverb pretender ser, dárselas de
  music - instrumentsverb tocar
  theaterverb representar, actuar, desempeñar
  musicverb tocar, interpretar, ejecutar
  sportsverb jugar
Synonyms for play
Antonyms for play
Derived terms of play
child's play, compact disk player, display, display window, downplay, football player, foul play, horseplay, interplay, long play, long-playing record, make a display of, outplay, play area, play around, play back, play billiards, play bowling, play cards, play checkers, play chess, play dice, play dough, play down, play field hockey, play hockey, play hookey, play hopscotch, play ice hockey, play marbles, play off, play off against each other, play on, play out, play pool, play tennis, play the hypocrite, play the role of, play time, play truant
play up to, play with, play with fire, playbill, playboy, player, playful, playfulness, playgoer, playground, playhouse, playing, playing card, playmate, playoff, play-off, playpen, playroom, plaything, playthings, playtime, playwright, radio play, record player, screenplay, soccer player, splay, splay out, splayfoot, trumpet player, wordplay, display case, display menu, graphic display, how to play, most valuable player, on display, play the lead in, playback, plug and play, action replay, alphanumeric display, ballplayer, baseball play, baseball player, basketball play, basketball player, billiard player, bridge player, byplay, card-playing, card player, carillon playing, cassette player, cd player, chess player, computer display, counterplay, dart player, digital display, display adapter, display adaptor, display board, display panel, displaying incompetence, double play, dramatic play, draw play, dual scan display, flat panel display, flute player, football play, force play, foreplay, golf player, guitar player, gunplay, hockey player, hooky player, ice-hockey player, in play, koto player, lacrosse player, liquid crystal display, long-play, long-playing, machine-displayable text, match play, medal play, miracle play, misplay, morality play, mystery play, out of play, overplay, passing play, passion play, passive matrix display, period of play, piano player, play-actor, play-box, play a joke on, play a trick on, play along, play false, play group, play hooky, play it by ear, play list, play possum, play reading, play therapy, play up, playable, playact, playacting, playactor, playbook, playbox, playday, played out, player piano, playfellow, playground ball, playing area, playing field, playing period, playlet, playlist, playlobium obtusangulum, playmaker, playoff game, playschool, playscript, playsuit, pool player, power play, professional tennis player, puppet play, recorder player, replay, role player, roleplay, roleplaying, running play, safety squeeze play, satyr play, seeded player, shadow play, sitar player, splayfooted, squeeze play, stroke play, suicide squeeze play, supporting players, swordplay, tape player, tennis player, trap play, triple play, trombone player, underplay, unplayable, unplayful, video display, visual display unit, volleyball player, word play
Examples with translation
I will play Sudoku then instead of continuing to bother you.
It is said that "Hamlet" is the most interesting play ever written.
Come on, play with me, I'm so bored!
The girl doesn't like to play soccer.
Do you play any sports?
Nowadays children do not play outdoors.
Do you play a musical instrument?
All the students will partake in the play.
Some of the students like to play the guitar.
May I go out to play?
What time does the play begin?
We have to play fair, whether we win or lose.
It's dangerous to play around the fire.
Let's play some video games to kill time.
As soon as he got home, he began to play a computer game.
In summer, they used to play on the beach all day long.
What shall we play?
What do you play baseball for?
Do you play any sports?
Let's play something.
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Definitions of play
noun
1. play - a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
  drama
  dramatic composition, dramatic work a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
  drama the quality of being arresting or highly emotional
  stage direction an instruction written as part of the script of a play
  grand guignol a play of a macabre or horrific nature
  theater of the absurd plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless; "Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco have written plays for the theater of the absurd"
  playlet a short play
  act something that people do or cause to happen
  miracle play a medieval play representing episodes from the life of a saint or martyr
  morality play an allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries; characters personified virtues and vices
  mystery play a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ
  passion play a play representing the Passion of Christ
  satyr play an ancient Greek burlesque with a chorus of satyrs
2. play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
  frolic, romp, gambol, caper
  recreation, diversion a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
  coquetry, flirtation, flirting, toying, dalliance, flirt the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
  foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence obsolete terms for legal insanity
  game an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
  horseplay rowdy or boisterous play
  teasing playful vexation; "the parody was just a form of teasing"
  word play playing on words or speech sounds
3. play - a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"
  plan of action a plan for actively doing something
  knock on (rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul)
  power play (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties; "the team was unable to capitalize on the power play"
  football play (American football) a play by the offensive team
  razmataz, razzle, razzle-dazzle, razzmatazz any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent
  basketball play a play executed by a basketball team
4. play - a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"
  show the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
  musical, musical comedy, musical theater a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
  curtain raiser any preliminary activity
5. play - activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"
  recreation, diversion a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
  house play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; "the children were playing house"
  doctor children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office; "the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"
  fireman play in which children pretend to put out a fire
6. play - the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
  swordplay
  action something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
  fencing the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
7. play - utilization or exercise; "the play of the imagination"
  utilisation, utilization, usage, employment, exercise, use the state of having been made use of; "the rate of utilization"
8. play - a state in which action is feasible; "the ball was still in play"; "insiders said the company's stock was in play"
  activeness, activity, action the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age"
verb
1. play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
  compete, vie, contend compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  play out become spent or exhausted; "The champion's strength played out fast"
  line up take one's position before a kick-off
  curl form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
  snooker leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot
  revoke cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  develop expand in the form of a series; "Develop the function in the following form"
  develop expand in the form of a series; "Develop the function in the following form"
  die suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense); "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"
  misplay play wrong or in an unskillful manner
  start play in the starting lineup
  fumble drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder; "fumble a grounder"
  volley utter rapidly; "volley a string of curses"
  unblock make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
  replay play again; "We replayed the game"; "replay a point"
  cricket play cricket
  backstop act as a backstop
  fullback play the fullback
  quarterback play the quarterback
  cradle run with the stick
  exit lose the lead
  encounter, take on, meet, play contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
  play out become spent or exhausted; "The champion's strength played out fast"
  field select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
  catch contract; "did you catch a cold?"
  bully off, face off start a game by a face-off
  tee off strike a ball from the teeing ground at the start of a hole
  ace serve an ace against (someone)
  complete, nail bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements; "A child would complete the family"
  gamble play games for money
  walk obtain a base on balls
  bowl engage in the sport of bowling; "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"
  golf play golf
  bandy discuss lightly; "We bandied around these difficult questions"
  foul become soiled and dirty
  put out retire; "he was put out at third base on a long throw from left field"
  croquet play a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops
  putt strike (a golf ball) lightly, with a putter; "he putted the ball several feet past the hole"
  teeter-totter, teetertotter, seesaw ride on a plank
  bid, call ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
2. play - replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
  spiel
  re-create form anew in the imagination; recollect and re-form in the mind; "His mind re-creates the entire world"
  riff play riffs
  misplay play wrong or in an unskillful manner
  fiddle play on a violin; "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"
  play engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
  replay play again; "We replayed the game"; "replay a point"
  prelude play as a prelude
  jazz play something in the style of jazz
  rag break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"
  bugle play on a bugle
  reprise, reprize, recapitulate, repeat repeat an earlier theme of a composition
  slur utter indistinctly
  bang out play loudly; "They banged out `The star-spangled banner'"
  modulate vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)
  tongue lick or explore with the tongue
3. play - perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
  sound appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
  music musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
  music musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
  register enter into someone's consciousness; "Did this event register in your parents' minds?"
  skirl play the bagpipes
  beat come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
  tweedle entice through the use of music
  chord play chords on (a string instrument)
  pipe trim with piping; "pipe the skirt"
  drum play a percussion instrument
  harp come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"
  fiddle play on a violin; "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"
  trumpet utter in trumpet-like sounds; "Elephants are trumpeting"
  clarion proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion
4. play - play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
  play engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
  spiel, play speak at great length (about something)
  perform carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
  music musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
  strike up, sound off begin; "strike up a conversation"; "strike up a friendship"
  swing alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
  symphonise, symphonize play or sound together, in harmony
  play along, accompany, follow perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
  bow bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"
  busk play music in a public place and solicit money for it; "three young men were busking in the plaza"
5. play - 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"
  recreate, play create anew; "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"
  act behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
  roughhouse engage in rough or disorderly play
  horse around, arse around, fool around, fool indulge in horseplay; "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!"; "The bored children were fooling about"
  cavort, skylark, run around, rollick, lark about, lark, gambol, frolic, frisk, disport, sport, romp play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
  splash around, dabble, paddle bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water; "dabbling ducks"
6. play - 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"
  play engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
  play engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
  deploy place troops or weapons in battle formation
  pitch set to a certain pitch; "He pitched his voice very low"
  cover clothe, as if for protection from the elements; "cover your head!"
  declare state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent"
7. play - use or move; "I had to play my queen"
  encounter, take on, meet, play contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
  utilise, employ, utilize, use, apply convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
  promote change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent
  play engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
8. play - perform on a certain location; "The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been playing on Broadway for years"
  perform carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
  performing arts arts or skills that require public performance
9. play - be performed or presented for public viewing; "What's playing in the local movie theater?"; "`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"
  performing arts arts or skills that require public performance
  debut appear for the first time in public; "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out"
  playact, roleplay, act, play behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
10. play - employ in a game or in a specific position; "They played him on first base"
  encounter, take on, meet, play contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
  utilise, employ, utilize, use, apply convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
11. play - shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"
  hit pay unsolicited and usually unwanted sexual attention to; "He tries to hit on women in bars"
  hook approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
12. play - bet or wager (money); "He played $20 on the new horse"; "She plays the races"
  play engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
  gamble play games for money
  underplay play a card lower than (a held high card)
13. play - make bets; "Play the races"; "play the casinos in Trouville"
  wager, bet, play maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
  wager, bet, play maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
14. play - engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike"
  recreate
15. play - 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"
  act, move behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
16. play - engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
  toy
  behave, act, do behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
17. play - cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"
  run
18. play - pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians"
  feign, sham, simulate, assume make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
  act, represent, play behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
19. play - emit recorded sound; "The tape was playing for hours"; "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"
  play, run engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
  sound appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
20. play - move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians"
  locomote, travel, move, go change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
21. play - cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; "The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"
  displace, move cause to move, usually with force or pressure; "the refugees were displaced by the war"
22. play - use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions"
  exploit, work use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
23. play - behave in a certain way; "play safe"; "play it safe"; "play fair"
  act, move behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
  play engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
24. play - exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish"
  tucker, tucker out, exhaust, wash up, beat wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
25. play - discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; "play water from a hose"; "The fountains played all day"
  discharge release from military service
26. play - 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"
 = Synonym    = Antonym    = Related word
play as verb
InfinitiveGerundioPast participle
(To) playplayingplayed
Indikative
1. Present
iplay
youplay
heplays
weplay
youplay
theyplay
8. Perfect
ihave played
youhave played
hehas played
wehave played
youhave played
theyhave played
2. Imperfect
iplayed
youplayed
heplayed
weplayed
youplayed
theyplayed
9. Pluperfect indic. or Past perfect
ihad played
youhad played
hehad played
wehad played
youhad played
theyhad played
4a. Future
iwill play
youwill play
hewill play
wewill play
youwill play
theywill play
11a. Future perfect or future anterior
iwill have played
youwill have played
hewill have played
wewill have played
youwill have played
theywill have played
Conditional
5. Conditional present
iwould play
youwould play
hewould play
wewould play
youwould play
theywould play
12. Conditional perfect
iwould have played
youwould have played
hewould have played
wewould have played
youwould have played
theywould have played
Subjunctive
6. Subject
iplay
youplay
heplay
weplay
youplay
theyplay
13. Present perfect
ihave played
youhave played
hehave played
wehave played
youhave played
theyhave played
Imperfect
iplayed
youplayed
heplayed
weplayed
youplayed
theyplayed
Pluperfect
ihad played
youhad played
hehad played
wehad played
youhad played
theyhad played
Imperative
Affirmative
youplay
weLet's play
youplay
Negative
youdon't play! (do not play)
youdon't play! (do not play)
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