1 : movement or space for movement; "there was too much play in the steering wheel"
2 : (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
3 : (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
4 : an attempt to get something
5 : a weak and tremulous light
6 : the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
7 : a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
1 : act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
2 : pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
3 : contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
4 : stake on the outcome of an issue
5 : consider not very seriously
6 : manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination