What does playing mean?

Definitions for playing
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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

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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. Grigor Dimitrov:

    Obviously the more matches you win, the better you feel on the court. It's obvious. It's logical, it took me quite a few months to actually feel comfortable playing again on this level, back-to-back matches and playing consistently well.

  2. Gail Vance Civille:

    Just on the texture side, [ the chocolate chip cookie ] has a lot going for it, every bite will be interesting. ... You will hit the cookie, which has crispness due to air pockets in the cookie crumb, and then the chocolate, which is dense and uniform when you bite through it. It's like a symphony orchestra playing together. ... It's very harmonious.

  3. Milwaukee Bucks:

    As a team, we started playing good basketball towards the end, maybe we can do it again. Who knows? We’re in a good place. We have a hell of a team.

  4. The Commerce official:

    We're committed to holding foreign producers accountable to playing by the rules.

  5. David Wills:

    I feel she was one of the first women who believed just because you were over 50 didn’t mean you couldn’t be viewed in a sexual way, she wasn’t afraid to get out there over the age of 50 to show her legs, to show her midriff. [At the time] once a woman was over the age of 35, the studio basically handed her a gold watch, so to speak. And I know in the case of Joan Crawford, even as late as the 1960s… she was still playing strong female romantic leads opposite leading men who were 20-30 years younger than her.

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