Word of the Day: Play

verb:

1. to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose
Forget 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
You 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
“If music be the food of love, play on.” William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616

noun:

4. an activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation
When 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
The quality of a play is the quality of its ideas.” George Bernard Shaw, 1856 – 1950