What does ploy mean?

Definitions for ployplɔɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ploy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gambit, ploy(noun)

    an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

  2. ploy, gambit, stratagem(noun)

    a maneuver in a game or conversation


  1. ploy(Noun)

    A tactic, strategy, or gimmick.

    The free t-shirt is really a ploy to get you in the door to see their sales pitch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ploy(noun)

    sport; frolic

  2. Ploy(verb)

    to form a column from a line of troops on some designated subdivision; -- the opposite of deploy

  3. Origin: [Prob. abbrev. fr. deploy.]


  1. Ploy

    Ploy is a 2007 Thai film written and directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. The film premiered during the Directors' Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The drama film stars Thai actress Lalita Panyopas in a story of a middle-aged married couple who question their relationship after seven years. Ananda Everingham is featured in a supporting role as a bartender. The film contained sex scenes that were shown at Cannes, but due to censorship concerns had to be re-edited by the director so the film could be shown in cinemas in Thailand when it opened there on June 7, 2007. The uncensored version of the film was shown in Thailand at the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ploy

    ploi, n. employment: (Scot.) a frolic. [Employ.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ploy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ploy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shailesh Vaite:

    The panel is playing into the tobacco industry's ploy.

  2. The Ayatollah:

    Iran will never accept this, this is the Americans' ploy. Removal of sanctions should be part of any agreement.

  3. Tom Sullivan:

    I can only think this is some kind of ploy. This is some type of strategy cooked up by the defense to try to save someone's life.

  4. Michael Green:

    Every administration since Nixon has not fallen for this, and it's the kind of ploy that I used to see on sophomore papers on East Asia in college.

  5. Martin Wiedmann:

    It's sensationalist marketing ploy by companies designed to sell their services. the use of genetic analysis in this type of setting is actually fascinating.

Images & Illustrations of ploy

  1. ployployploy

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