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plays meaning

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    Definition of plays in English Dictionary

  • NounBFplay
    1. plural of play.
    2. VerbBFplayPRplayingPT, PPplayed
      1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of play.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • 1931 - Intuitively, on Bloody Sunday, the Tans recognized where their trouble lay: the Irish were playing their own game once again. - To Play the Game: An Analysis of Sport, John Bowyer Bell.
          • I love playing poker against Maria because I can read her like a book.
          • Referee Mark Clattenburg played the advantage after Gretar Steinsson's challenge on Gervinho and Aaron Ramsey fed Van Persie, who shot low past Jaaskelainen.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Playing a radio in the office did not go over well with his coworkers.
          • Playing wind instruments involves tonguing on the reed or mouthpiece.
          • Playing the sintir (a long-necked, resonant lute), Mr. Hakmoun leads spellbinding trance ceremonies, and with castanets around his ankles, performs acrobatic dances.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • After changing the settings, unpause the game to keep playing.
          • It had a slight rasp, soft subtones in the low notes and even control through the registers; he scattered stylized shakes of vibrato all through his playing.
          • Steubenville beat JFK, scoring in the final minute of play.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Noun forms
            • Noun plural forms
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Verb singular forms
                • Third-person singular forms
          Related Links:
          1. en playset
          2. en playsuit
          3. en plays on
          4. en playspot
          5. en playshop
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of plays for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "plays" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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