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Definitions for plaything
ˈpleɪˌθɪŋplay·thing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plaything, toynoun

    an artifact designed to be played with

Wiktionary

  1. playthingnoun

    A thing or person intended for playing with.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Playthingnoun

    Toy; thing to play with.

    Etymology: play and thing.

    O Castalio! thou hast caught
    My foolish heart; and like a tender child,
    That trusts his plaything to another hand,
    I fear its harm, and fain would have it back. Thomas Otway.

    A child knows his nurse, and by degrees the playthings of a little more advanced age. John Locke.

    The servants should be hindered from making court to them, by giving them fruit and playthings. John Locke.

    O Richard,
    Would fortune calm her present rage,
    And give us playthings for our age. Matthew Prior.

    Allow him but the plaything of a pen,
    He ne’er rebels or plots. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. Plaything

    Plaything is a song by American singer Rebbie Jackson, the first single from her third album R U Tuff Enuff. It reached #8 on the US R&B chart, making it her second biggest hit on that chart after 1984's Centipede. After Centipede and You Send the Rain Away it was the third single of hers that had an accompanying music video (overall she has four, the video for Yours Faithfully was released ten years after Plaything.)

ChatGPT

  1. plaything

    A plaything is any object, often a toy, that is used primarily for amusement or play, especially by children. This can include dolls, balls, games, or any other item designed to entertain or engage the user in an activity for fun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Playthingnoun

    a thing to play with; a toy; anything that serves to amuse

Wikidata

  1. Plaything

    Plaything is a song by American singer Rebbie Jackson, the first single from her third album R U Tuff Enuff. It reached #8 on the US R&B chart, making it her second biggest hit on that chart after 1984's Centipede. After Centipede and You Send the Rain Away it was the third single of hers that had an accompanying music video

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plaything in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plaything in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of plaything in a Sentence

  1. Victor Frankl:

    There were always choices to make. Every day, every hour, offered the opportunity to make a decision, a decision which determined whether you would or would not submit to those powers which threatened to rob you of your very self, your inner freedom; which determined whether or not you become the plaything to circumstance, renouncing freedom and dignity to become molded into the form of the typical inmate.

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