Definitions for Playing
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the act of playing a musical instrument
the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
acting, playing, playacting, performingnoun
the performance of a part or role in a drama
An occasion on which something, such as a song or show, is played.
Play is a range of intrinsically motivated activities done for recreational pleasure and enjoyment. Play is commonly associated with children and juvenile-level activities, but may be engaged in at any life stage, and among other higher-functioning animals as well, most notably mammals and birds. Many prominent researchers in the field of psychology, including Melanie Klein, Jean Piaget, William James, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Lev Vygotsky have erroneously viewed play as confined to the human species, believing play was important for human development and using different research methods to prove their theories. Play is often interpreted as frivolous; yet the player can be intently focused on their objective, particularly when play is structured and goal-oriented, as in a game. Accordingly, play can range from relaxed, free-spirited and spontaneous through frivolous to planned or even compulsive. Play is not just a pastime activity; it has the potential to serve as an important tool in numerous aspects of daily life for adolescents, adults, and cognitively advanced non-human species (such as primates). Not only does play promote and aid in physical development (such as hand-eye coordination), but it also aids in cognitive development and social skills, and can even act as a stepping stone into the world of integration, which can be a very stressful process. Play is something that most children partake in, but the way play is executed is different between cultures and the way that children engage with play varies universally.
Playing refers to engaging in any activity or sport that involves participating in a game, sport, or leisure activity for enjoyment, entertainment, or competition. It often involves physical movement, use of skills or strategies, and may be undertaken individually or as part of a team. Playing can be spontaneous or structured, and is generally done as a means of recreation, relaxation, social interaction, skill development, or for achieving a specific goal or outcome.
a. & vb. n. of Play
Verb form of play.
The children are playing in the garden.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Playing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #768
The numerical value of Playing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Playing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I feel like I am playing very well, i am serving as good as I ever have, I am playing very good attacking tennis and I am playing very committed, which is maybe something I haven't always done throughout my career.
I feel like I'm coming along. I feel like I haven't been my very best playing self over the past year and a half, for different reasons. I think as you grow older you have figure out the best way to utilize not only your body but your skill. Playing on turf makes it a little more difficult because it's more of a grind, so to speak, but I do know that come June I'll be my fittest and hopefully be playing my very best soccer.
I think playing her is always great challenge, i think she is still playing great tennis even she's a bit older. She's still really fit and playing a high level.
No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.
Every man plays the fool once in his lif marry is playing the fool all one's life, but to marry is to playing the fool all one's life long.
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