Meaning of “play” - Learner’s Dictionary

play

noun uk us /pleɪ/
THEATRE [ C ]

A2 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:

The West Indies were in the lead when rain stopped play.
CHILDREN [ U ]

B2 the activity of enjoying yourself with toys and games:

a play area

(Definition of “play noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)