play

play
I [pleɪ]
nome
1) teatr. opera f. (teatrale), dramma m., pièce f., rappresentazione f.

a radio play — un dramma radiofonico

2) (amusement)

the sound of children at play — il rumore dei bambini che giocano

to learn through play — imparare giocando

3) sport

play starts at 9 — la partita comincia alle 9

there was no play today — oggi non hanno giocato

rain stopped play — la partita è stata interrotta a causa della pioggia

the ball is in play, out of play — la palla è, non è buona

there was some fine play from the Danish team — si è visto del bel gioco da parte dei danesi

4) fig. gioco m., azione f.

to come into play — entrare in gioco o in ballo

to bring new factors into play — tirare in ballo nuovi elementi

the play of light on the water — il gioco di luci sull'acqua

the free play of the imagination — il libero sfogo dell'immaginazione

a play on words — un gioco di parole

5) mecc. gioco m., agio m.
••

all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy) — prov. = non c'è solo il lavoro nella vita

to make a play for sb. — colloq. = fare di tutto per attirare l'attenzione di qcn

II 1. [pleɪ]
verbo transitivo
1) (for amusement)

to play football, cards, hide and seek — giocare a calcio, a carte, a nascondino

to play sb. at chess, to play chess with sb. — giocare a scacchi con qcn.

to play a game of tennis with sb. — fare una partita a tennis con qcn.

to play a joke on sb. — fare uno scherzo a qcn

2) mus. suonare [instrument, symphony]

he will play a nationwide tour — sarà in tournée in tutto il paese

he's playing the jazz club on Monday — suonerà al jazz club lunedì

3) teatr. (act out) recitare, interpretare (il ruolo di), fare (la parte di)

to play a leading role in — fig. giocare un ruolo determinante in

4) (put on) mettere [tape, video, CD]

play me the record — fammi sentire il disco

to play music — mettere un po' di musica

5) sport

to play goal — giocare in porta

to play the ball to sb. — passare la palla a qcn

6) (in chess) muovere [piece]; (in cards) giocare, buttare (giù) [card, suit]
7) econ.

to play the stock market — giocare in Borsa

2.
verbo intransitivo
1) giocare

to play at keeping shop — giocare al negozio

2) fig.

to play at being an artist — atteggiarsi ad artista

what does he think he's playing at? — BE colloq. a che gioco sta giocando?

3) sport giocare

Spain is playing against Ireland — la Spagna gioca contro l'Irlanda

he plays for Milan — gioca per il Milan

to play fair — giocare correttamente

to play into the net — mandare la palla in rete

4) mus. [musician, band, orchestra] suonare

to play to large audiences — suonare per un vasto pubblico

5) cinem. teatr. [play] andare in scena; [film] essere in programma; [actor] recitare

she's playing opposite him in "Macbeth" — recita con lui in "Macbeth"

6) (make noise) [fountain, water] scorrere, mormorare

a record played softly in the background — si sentiva un disco in sottofondo

I could hear music playing in the next room — sentivo la musica nella stanza accanto

7) (move lightly)

sunlight played over the water — la luce del sole giocava sull'acqua

a smile played on her lips — un sorriso errava sulle sue labbra

••

to play for time — cercare di guadagnare tempo

* * *
[plei] 1. verb
1) (to amuse oneself: The child is playing in the garden; He is playing with his toys; The little girl wants to play with her friends.) giocare
2) (to take part in (games etc): He plays football; He is playing in goal; Here's a pack of cards - who wants to play (with me)?; I'm playing golf with him this evening.) giocare
3) (to act in a play etc; to act (a character): She's playing Lady Macbeth; The company is playing in London this week.) recitare, interpretare
4) ((of a play etc) to be performed: `Oklahoma' is playing at the local theatre.) essere recitato
5) (to (be able to) perform on (a musical instrument): She plays the piano; Who was playing the piano this morning?; He plays (the oboe) in an orchestra.) suonare
6) ((usually with on) to carry out or do (a trick): He played a trick on me.) giocare
7) ((usually with at) to compete against (someone) in a game etc: I'll play you at tennis.) giocare (contro)
8) ((of light) to pass with a flickering movement: The firelight played across the ceiling.) guizzare
9) (to direct (over or towards something): The firemen played their hoses over the burning house.) dirigere
10) (to put down or produce (a playing-card) as part of a card game: He played the seven of hearts.) giocare
2. noun
1) (recreation; amusement: A person must have time for both work and play.) gioco, divertimento
2) (an acted story; a drama: Shakespeare wrote many great plays.) dramma; commedia
3) (the playing of a game: At the start of today's play, England was leading India by fifteen runs.) partita
4) (freedom of movement (eg in part of a machine).) gioco
- playable
- playful
- playfully
- playfulness
- playboy
- playground
- playing-card
- playing-field
- playmate
- playpen
- playschool
- plaything
- playtime
- playwright
- at play
- bring/come into play
- child's play
- in play
- out of play
- play at
- play back
- play down
- play fair
- play for time
- play havoc with
- play into someone's hands
- play off
- play off against
- play on
- play a
- no part in
- play safe
- play the game
- play up
* * *
I [pleɪ]
nome
1) teatr. opera f. (teatrale), dramma m., pièce f., rappresentazione f.

a radio play — un dramma radiofonico

2) (amusement)

the sound of children at play — il rumore dei bambini che giocano

to learn through play — imparare giocando

3) sport

play starts at 9 — la partita comincia alle 9

there was no play today — oggi non hanno giocato

rain stopped play — la partita è stata interrotta a causa della pioggia

the ball is in play, out of play — la palla è, non è buona

there was some fine play from the Danish team — si è visto del bel gioco da parte dei danesi

4) fig. gioco m., azione f.

to come into play — entrare in gioco o in ballo

to bring new factors into play — tirare in ballo nuovi elementi

the play of light on the water — il gioco di luci sull'acqua

the free play of the imagination — il libero sfogo dell'immaginazione

a play on words — un gioco di parole

5) mecc. gioco m., agio m.
••

all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy) — prov. = non c'è solo il lavoro nella vita

to make a play for sb. — colloq. = fare di tutto per attirare l'attenzione di qcn

II 1. [pleɪ]
verbo transitivo
1) (for amusement)

to play football, cards, hide and seek — giocare a calcio, a carte, a nascondino

to play sb. at chess, to play chess with sb. — giocare a scacchi con qcn.

to play a game of tennis with sb. — fare una partita a tennis con qcn.

to play a joke on sb. — fare uno scherzo a qcn

2) mus. suonare [instrument, symphony]

he will play a nationwide tour — sarà in tournée in tutto il paese

he's playing the jazz club on Monday — suonerà al jazz club lunedì

3) teatr. (act out) recitare, interpretare (il ruolo di), fare (la parte di)

to play a leading role in — fig. giocare un ruolo determinante in

4) (put on) mettere [tape, video, CD]

play me the record — fammi sentire il disco

to play music — mettere un po' di musica

5) sport

to play goal — giocare in porta

to play the ball to sb. — passare la palla a qcn

6) (in chess) muovere [piece]; (in cards) giocare, buttare (giù) [card, suit]
7) econ.

to play the stock market — giocare in Borsa

2.
verbo intransitivo
1) giocare

to play at keeping shop — giocare al negozio

2) fig.

to play at being an artist — atteggiarsi ad artista

what does he think he's playing at? — BE colloq. a che gioco sta giocando?

3) sport giocare

Spain is playing against Ireland — la Spagna gioca contro l'Irlanda

he plays for Milan — gioca per il Milan

to play fair — giocare correttamente

to play into the net — mandare la palla in rete

4) mus. [musician, band, orchestra] suonare

to play to large audiences — suonare per un vasto pubblico

5) cinem. teatr. [play] andare in scena; [film] essere in programma; [actor] recitare

she's playing opposite him in "Macbeth" — recita con lui in "Macbeth"

6) (make noise) [fountain, water] scorrere, mormorare

a record played softly in the background — si sentiva un disco in sottofondo

I could hear music playing in the next room — sentivo la musica nella stanza accanto

7) (move lightly)

sunlight played over the water — la luce del sole giocava sull'acqua

a smile played on her lips — un sorriso errava sulle sue labbra

••

to play for time — cercare di guadagnare tempo


English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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