What does playing mean?

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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.

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

How to pronounce playing?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Gooding Jr.:

    [The biggest challenge of the role was] the mindset, the psychosis; I remember when Heath Ledger talked about playing the Joker…I always used to look out of the side of my eye, going ‘yeah actors,’ but there really is a darkness when you are playing someone psychotic you have to go there mentally. It’s almost like we look over a cliff and picture yourself falling so that gives you a fear of it. So this is falling for six months and kind of what that means to you.

  2. Christoph Diasio:

    We've been playing defense for 15 months, it's time to go on offense and end this thing.

  3. Monzer Akbik:

    The Russians are now trying to play the game they have been playing since Geneva.

  4. Charlie Montoyo:

    If our bullpen regroups and does the job like we did today, we are going to win games, because we are going to hit. We are playing great defense. Our starters are doing a great job. So that’s the piece that we’re kind of missing.

  5. Washington Wizards:

    If it's for his own safety I don't want to see a guy get harmed, hopefully it will get worked out with him but it's a tough situation. It's never a good thing to see a guy not playing for personal reasons.

Images & Illustrations of playing

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