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Drama vs. Play

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  • Drama (noun)

    A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue

  • Drama (noun)

    Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)

  • Drama (noun)

    Theatrical plays in general

  • Drama (noun)

    A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play

  • Drama (noun)

    Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

  • Play (verb)

    To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation or entertainment.

    "They played long and hard."

  • Play (verb)

    To perform in (a sport); to participate in (a game).

    "He plays on three teams."

    "Who's playing now?"

    "play football;"

    "play sports;"

    "play games"

  • Play (verb)

    To compete against, in a game.

    "We're playing one of the top teams in the next round."

  • Play (verb)

    To take part in amorous activity; to make love, fornicate; to have sex.

  • Play (verb)

    To act as the indicated role, especially in a performance.

    "He plays the King, and she's the Queen."

    "No part of the brain plays the role of permanent memory."

  • Play (verb)

    To produce music or theatre.

  • Play (verb)

    (in the scoring of games and sports) To be the opposing score to.

    "Look at the score now ... 23 plays 8!"

  • Play (verb)

    To produce music.

  • Play (verb)

    To produce music using a musical instrument.

    "I've practiced the piano off and on, but I still can't play very well."

  • Play (verb)

    To produce music (or a specified song or musical style) using (a specified musical instrument).

    "I'll play the piano and you sing."

    "Can you play an instrument?"

    "We especially like to play jazz together."

    "Play a song for me."

    "Do you know how to play Für Elise?"

    "My son thinks he can play music."

  • Play (verb)

    To use a device to watch or listen to the indicated recording.

    "You can play the DVD now."

  • Play (verb)

    To be performed; to be shown.

    "His latest film is playing in the local theatre tomorrow."

  • Play (verb)

    To perform in or at; to give performances in or at.

  • Play (verb)

    To behave in a particular way.

  • Play (verb)

    To act or perform (a play).

    "to play a comedy"

  • Play (verb)

    Contrary to fact, to give an appearance of being.

  • Play (verb)

    To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.

  • Play (verb)

    To act; to behave; to practice deception.

  • Play (verb)

    To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate.

    "The fountain plays."

    "He played the torch beam around the room."

  • Play (verb)

    To move gaily; to disport.

  • Play (verb)

    To put in action or motion.

    "to play cannon upon a fortification;"

    "to play a trump in a card game"

  • Play (verb)

    To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.

  • Play (verb)

    To manipulate, deceive, or swindle someone.

    "You played me!"

  • Play (noun)

    Activity for amusement only, especially among the young.

    "Children learn through play."

  • Play (noun)

    Similar activity in young animals, as they explore their environment and learn new skills.

    "This kind of play helps the young lion cubs develop their hunting skills."

  • Play (noun)

    "Repeated, incompletely functional behavior differing from more serious versions ..., and initiated voluntarily when ... in a low-stress setting."

  • Play (noun)

    The conduct, or course, of a game.

    "Play was very slow in the first half."

    "After the rain break, play resumed at 3 o'clock."

  • Play (noun)

    An individual's performance in a sport or game.

    "His play has improved a lot this season."

  • Play (noun)

    A short sequence of action within a game.

    "That was a great play by the Mudchester Rovers forward."

  • Play (noun)

    An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.

    "move"

  • Play (noun)

    A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue.

    "This book contains all of Shakespeare's plays."

  • Play (noun)

    A theatrical performance featuring actors.

    "We saw a two-act play in the theatre."

  • Play (noun)

    A major move by a business or investor.

    "ABC Widgets makes a play in the bicycle market with its bid to take over Acme Sprockets."

  • Play (noun)

    A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.

  • Play (noun)

    The extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely.

    "No wonder the fanbelt is slipping: there’s too much play in it."

    "Too much play in a steering wheel may be dangerous."

  • Play (noun)

    Sexual activity or sexual role-playing.

  • Play (noun)

    A button that, when pressed, causes media to be played.

  • Play (noun)

    Activity relating to martial combat or fighting.

    "handplay}}, {{m|en|swordplay"

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Drama (noun)

    A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.

  • Drama (noun)

    A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.

  • Drama (noun)

    Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.

  • Play (verb)

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

  • Play (verb)

    To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.

  • Play (verb)

    To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball; hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes.

  • Play (verb)

    To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate; to act; as, the fountain plays.

  • Play (verb)

    To move gayly; to wanton; to disport.

  • Play (verb)

    To act on the stage; to personate a character.

  • Play

    To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump.

  • Play

    To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ.

  • Play

    To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to play a waltz on the violin.

  • Play

    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.

  • Play

    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.

  • Play

    To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.

  • Play (noun)

    Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols.

  • Play (noun)

    Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game.

  • Play (noun)

    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.

  • Play (noun)

    Action; use; employment; exercise; practice; as, fair play; sword play; a play of wit.

  • Play (noun)

    A dramatic composition; a comedy or tragedy; a composition in which characters are represented by dialogue and action.

  • Play (noun)

    The representation or exhibition of a comedy or tragedy; as, he attends ever play.

  • Play (noun)

    Performance on an instrument of music.

  • Play (noun)

    Motion; movement, regular or irregular; as, the play of a wheel or piston; hence, also, room for motion; free and easy action.

  • Play (noun)

    Hence, liberty of acting; room for enlargement or display; scope; as, to give full play to mirth.

Webster Dictionary
  • Drama (noun)

    a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;

    "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"

  • Drama (noun)

    an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

  • Drama (noun)

    the literary genre of works intended for the theater

  • Drama (noun)

    the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

  • Play (noun)

    a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;

    "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"

  • Play (noun)

    a theatrical performance of a drama;

    "the play lasted two hours"

  • Play (noun)

    a preset plan of action in team sports;

    "the coach drew up the plays for her team"

  • Play (noun)

    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill;

    "he made a great maneuver"

    "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

  • Play (noun)

    a state in which action is feasible;

    "the ball was still in play"

    "insiders said the company's stock was in play"

  • Play (noun)

    utilization or exercise;

    "the play of the imagination"

  • Play (noun)

    an attempt to get something;

    "they made a futile play for power"

    "he made a bid to gain attention"

  • Play (noun)

    play by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules;

    "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"

  • Play (noun)

    (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds;

    "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

  • Play (noun)

    the removal of constraints;

    "he gave free rein to his impulses"

    "they gave full play to the artist's talent"

  • Play (noun)

    a weak and tremulous light;

    "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"

    "the play of light on the water"

  • Play (noun)

    verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously);

    "he became a figure of fun"

  • Play (noun)

    movement or space for movement;

    "there was too much play in the steering wheel"

  • Play (noun)

    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"

  • Play (noun)

    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"

  • Play (noun)

    the activity of doing something in an agreed succession;

    "it is my turn"

    "it is still my play"

  • Play (noun)

    the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully

  • Play (verb)

    participate in games or sport;

    "We played hockey all afternoon"

    "play cards"

    "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

  • Play (verb)

    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 (verb)

    play on an instrument;

    "The band played all night long"

  • Play (verb)

    play a role or part;

    "Gielgud played Hamlet"

    "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"

    "She played the servant to her husband's master"

  • Play (verb)

    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"

  • Play (verb)

    replay (as a melody);

    "Play it again, Sam"

    "She played the third movement very beautifully"

  • Play (verb)

    perform music on (a musical instrument);

    "He plays the flute"

    "Can you play on this old recorder?"

  • Play (verb)

    pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind;

    "He acted the idiot"

    "She plays deaf when the news are bad"

  • Play (verb)

    move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly;

    "The spotlights played on the politicians"

  • Play (verb)

    bet or wager (money);

    "He played $20 on the new horse"

    "She plays the races"

  • Play (verb)

    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion;

    "On weekends I play"

    "The students all recreate alike"

  • Play (verb)

    pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity;

    "Let's play like I am mommy"

    "Play cowboy and Indians"

  • Play (verb)

    emit recorded sound;

    "The tape was playing for hours"

    "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"

  • Play (verb)

    perform on a certain location;

    "The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"

    "She has been playing on Broadway for years"

  • Play (verb)

    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 (verb)

    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"

  • Play (verb)

    behave in a certain way;

    "play safe"

    "play it safe"

    "play fair"

  • Play (verb)

    cause to emit recorded sounds;

    "They ran the tapes over and over again"

    "Can you play my favorite record?"

  • Play (verb)

    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"

  • Play (verb)

    use to one's advantage;

    "She plays on her clients' emotions"

  • Play (verb)

    consider not very seriously;

    "He is trifling with her"

    "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

  • Play (verb)

    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"

  • Play (verb)

    behave carelessly or indifferently;

    "Play about with a young girl's affection"

  • Play (verb)

    cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space;

    "The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"

  • Play (verb)

    perform on a stage or theater;

    "She acts in this play"

    "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"

    "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"

  • Play (verb)

    be performed;

    "What's playing in the local movie theater?"

    "`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"

  • Play (verb)

    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"

  • Play (verb)

    discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream;

    "play water from a hose"

    "The fountains played all day"

  • Play (verb)

    make bets;

    "Play the reaces"

    "play the casinos in Trouville"

  • Play (verb)

    stake on the outcome of an issue;

    "I bet $100 on that new horse"

    "She played all her money on the dark horse"

  • Play (verb)

    shoot or hit in a particular manner;

    "She played a good backhand last night"

  • Play (verb)

    use or move;

    "I had to play my queen"

  • Play (verb)

    employ in a game or in a specific position;

    "They played him on first base"

  • Play (verb)

    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;

    "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"

    "Charlie likes to play Mary"

  • Play (verb)

    exhaust by allowing to pull on the line;

    "play a hooked fish"

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