English definition of “play”
THEATRE [C] › a story that is written for actors to perform, usually in a theatre: We saw a play at the National Theatre. Most schools usually put on a play (= perform a play) at Christmas.
SPORTS/GAMES [U] › the activity of taking part in a sport or a game: Rain stopped play in the Hingis-Davenport match.
CHILDREN [U] › when children enjoy themselves with toys and games: a play area → See also foul play → See also role-play