Word of the Day: Play

verb: 1. to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose β€œForget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Khalil Gibran, 1883 – 1931 2. to participate in a game or sport β€œYou have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Albert Einstein, 1879 – 1955 3. to perform a musical instrument β€œIf music be the food of love, play on.” William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616 noun: 4. an activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation β€œWhen we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.” Linda Naiman 5. the performance of a story on stage β€œThe quality of a play is the quality of its ideas.” George Bernard Shaw, 1856 – 1950