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play·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. playingnoun

    the act of playing a musical instrument

  2. playingnoun

    the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

  3. acting, playing, playacting, performingnoun

    the performance of a part or role in a drama

Wiktionary

  1. playingnoun

    An occasion on which something, such as a song or show, is played.

Wikipedia

  1. playing

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. playing

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Playing

    of Play

  2. Playing

    a. & vb. n. of Play

Editors Contribution

  1. playingverb

    Verb form of play.

    The children are playing in the garden.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'playing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1054

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'playing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #768

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of playing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of playing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of playing in a Sentence

  1. Matt Wallace:

    I had a chance at par at 17 and missed it and then it was just a bad tee shot down the last, again it was frustrating but I'm playing really good golf so there's not much else I can do.

  2. Klaas Haytema:

    I wanted to sleep desperately. I couldn’t stand the noise and checked outside the hotel, i saw that children were playing. I thought that they were playing it [the prayer] and disconnected the amplifier.

  3. Todd Hamilton:

    Someone like Langer is playing real well, he had a fantastic time on the U.S. Senior Tour last season. This year hasn't been quite as good only because it was so good last year and it was hard to back that up.

  4. Rafael Nadal:

    It’s very simple : I like what I do, i like playing tennis and I know it’s not forever. I like to feel Rafael Nadal of Spain competitive. I like to fight for the things that I have been fighting for almost half of my life.

  5. Jhonattan Vegas:

    I ’m feeling great, playing great, i’ve just got to keep going. I just have n’t been able to put Bob Hope Classic all together.

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