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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Play \Play\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Played}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Playing}.] [OE. pleien, AS. plegian, plegan, to play, akin to plega play, game, quick motion, and probably to OS. plegan to promise, pledge, D. plegen to care for, attend to, be wont, G. pflegen; of unknown origin. [root]28. Cf. {Plight}, n.]

1. To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot.

As Cannace was playing in her walk. --Chaucer.

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play! --Pope.

And some, the darlings of their Lord, Play smiling with the flame and sword. --Keble.

2. To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless.

"Nay," quod this monk, "I have no lust to pleye." --Chaucer.

Men are apt to play with their healths. --Sir W. Temple.

3. To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball; hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes.

4. To perform on an instrument of music; as, to play on a flute.

One that . . . can play well on an instrument. --Ezek. xxxiii. 32.

Play, my friend, and charm the charmer. --Granville.

5. To act; to behave; to practice deception.

His mother played false with a smith. --Shak.

6. To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate; to act; as, the fountain plays.

The heart beats, the blood circulates, the lungs play. --Cheyne.

7. To move gayly; to wanton; to disport.

Even as the waving sedges play with wind. --Shak.

The setting sun Plays on their shining arms and burnished helmets. --Addison.

All fame is foreign but of true desert, Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart. --Pope.

8. To act on the stage; to personate a character.

A lord will hear your play to-night. --Shak.

Courts are theaters where some men play. --Donne.

{To play into a person's hands}, to act, or to manage matters, to his advantage or benefit.

{To play off}, to affect; to feign; to practice artifice.

{To play upon}. (a) To make sport of; to deceive.

Art thou alive? Or is it fantasy that plays upon our eyesight. --Shak. (b) To use in a droll manner; to give a droll expression or application to; as, to play upon words.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Play \Play\, noun

1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols.

2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game.

John naturally loved rough play. --Arbuthnot.

3. The act or practice of contending for victory, amusement, or a prize, as at dice, cards, or billiards; gaming; as, to lose a fortune in play.

4. Action; use; employment; exercise; practice; as, fair play; sword play; a play of wit. "The next who comes in play." --Dryden.

5. A dramatic composition; a comedy or tragedy; a composition in which characters are represented by dialogue and action.

A play ought to be a just image of human nature. --Dryden.

6. The representation or exhibition of a comedy or tragedy; as, he attends ever play.

7. Performance on an instrument of music.

8. Motion; movement, regular or irregular; as, the play of a wheel or piston; hence, also, room for motion; free and easy action. "To give them play, front and rear." --Milton.

The joints are let exactly into one another, that they have no play between them. --Moxon.

9. Hence, liberty of acting; room for enlargement or display; scope; as, to give full play to mirth.

{Play actor}, an actor of dramas. --Prynne.

{Play debt}, a gambling debt. --Arbuthnot.

{Play pleasure}, idle amusement. [Obs.] --Bacon.

{A play upon words}, the use of a word in such a way as to be capable of double meaning; punning.

{Play of colors}, prismatic variation of colors.

{To bring into play}, {To come into play}, to bring or come into use or exercise.

{To hold in play}, to keep occupied or employed.

I, with two more to help me, Will hold the foe in play. --Macaulay.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Play \Play\, verb (used with an object)

1. To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump.

First Peace and Silence all disputes control, Then Order plays the soul. --Herbert.

2. To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ.

3. To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to play a waltz on the violin.

4. To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks.

Nature here Wantoned as in her prime, and played at will Her virgin fancies. --Milton.

5. To act or perform (a play); to represent in music action; as, to play a comedy; also, to act in the character of; to represent by acting; to simulate; to behave like; as, to play King Lear; to play the woman.

Thou canst play the rational if thou wilt. --Sir W. Scott.

6. To engage in, or go together with, as a contest for amusement or for a wager or prize; as, to play a game at baseball.

7. To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.

{To play hob}, to play the part of a mischievous spirit; to work mischief.

{To play off}, to display; to show; to put in exercise; as, to play off tricks.

{To play one's cards}, to manage one's means or opportunities; to contrive.

{Played out}, tired out; exhausted; at the end of one's resources. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway" [syn: {play}, {drama}, {dramatic play}]

2: a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"

3: a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"

4: a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop" [syn: {maneuver}, {manoeuvre}, {play}]

5: a state in which action is feasible; "the ball was still in play"; "insiders said the company's stock was in play"

6: utilization or exercise; "the play of the imagination"

7: an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention" [syn: {bid}, {play}]

8: activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child" [syn: {play}, {child's play}]

9: (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning" [syn: {playing period}, {period of play}, {play}]

10: the removal of constraints; "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent" [syn: {free rein}, {play}]

11: a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water" [syn: {shimmer}, {play}]

12: verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport" [syn: {fun}, {play}, {sport}]

13: movement or space for movement; "there was too much play in the steering wheel" [syn: {looseness}, {play}] [ant: {tautness}, {tightness}]

14: gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly" [syn: {play}, {frolic}, {romp}, {gambol}, {caper}]

15: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play" [syn: {turn}, {play}]

16: the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table" [syn: {gambling}, {gaming}, {play}]

17: the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully [syn: {play}, {swordplay}]


1: participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

2: act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; "This factor played only a minor part in his decision"; "This development played into her hands"; "I played no role in your dismissal"

3: play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"

4: play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master" [syn: {act}, {play}, {represent}]

5: be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

6: replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully" [syn: {play}, {spiel}]

7: perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"

8: pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad" [syn: {act}, {play}, {act as}]

9: move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians"

10: bet or wager (money); "He played $20 on the new horse"; "She plays the races"

11: engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike" [syn: {play}, {recreate}]

12: pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians"

13: emit recorded sound; "The tape was playing for hours"; "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"

14: perform on a certain location; "The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been playing on Broadway for years"

15: put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"

16: engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea" [syn: {play}, {toy}]

17: behave in a certain way; "play safe"; "play it safe"; "play fair"

18: cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video" [syn: {play}, {run}]

19: manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate" [syn: {toy}, {fiddle}, {diddle}, {play}]

20: use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions"

21: consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania" [syn: {dally}, {trifle}, {play}]

22: be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; "This speech didn't play well with the American public"; "His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee"

23: behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection" [syn: {dally}, {toy}, {play}, {flirt}]

24: cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; "The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"

25: perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in 'Julius Caesar'"; "I played in 'A Christmas Carol'" [syn: {act}, {play}, {roleplay}, {playact}]

26: be performed or presented for public viewing; "What's playing in the local movie theater?"; "'Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"

27: cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area" [syn: {bring}, {work}, {play}, {wreak}, {make for}]

28: discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; "play water from a hose"; "The fountains played all day"

29: make bets; "Play the races"; "play the casinos in Trouville"

30: stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse" [syn: {bet}, {wager}, {play}]

31: shoot or hit in a particular manner; "She played a good backhand last night"

32: use or move; "I had to play my queen"

33: employ in a game or in a specific position; "They played him on first base"

34: contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary" [syn: {meet}, {encounter}, {play}, {take on}]

35: exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish"

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This is what I was doing on the day Bernie Sanders gave his "Restore American Democracy" speech above.

My dream this morning. (Tuesday, August 4, 2015: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced rotorless aircraft flying around really slowly and low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away slowly and peacefully, and I was repaired to full health. The whole process was painless and I never lost consciousness.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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I had really cool dreams this morning, but unfortunately I don't remember much of them.

I interacted with many beautiful intelligent characters, male and female, and they all said with great enthusiasm and empathy but gently apologetically as if sorry to disappoint that they were me. "We're You!", they said excitedly but with a tinge of sadness at the implications for my sense of loneliness.

In one part of the dream an invisible dream guide was testing my dream hearing. He was talking to me in sentences over and over again and different levels of volume, down to a point where I couldn't quite make out what he was saying, then up to a point where I could hear him again. He would say a sentence, then I'd repeat it back to him, until I couldn't make the sentences out anymore. It's like he was testing my internal dialog volume level to determine the lowest level that I could perceive. Subliminals. Calibrations. Very interesting. I wonder what they're up to.

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I really had cool FANTASY dreams this morning.

In one, I was in a library and there was a section where every book was an interesting and novel and revealing look at thinking and being creative. The illustrations were all beautiful and complex.

I got a handful of the books.

Then I took them to my warehouse loft apartment in the dream.

There was a woman there.

In one part of the dream I was explaining to the woman that I was really smart but that I had a disability. I said originally I thought that I could do whatever I set my mind to, but because of my disability, I would have to focus on FANTASY instead of math and science and programming and SECURITY.


Then I went outside of the loft to the roof of the building. There was a hole going through the roof to a lower floor. When I stood over the hole, it went on forever, there was like a lighted crystalline miniature city in the hole. Everything was really fragile. I reached down with my right hand and touched a miniature lighted skyscraper and it tipped over and came to rest at an angle against another miniature lighted skyscraper.

Then a demon being came out of the hole and took me over. Suddenly, I looked like the demon being, and my real body appeared separately. The demon being said that we were going to be in switched bodies for 30 days.

Then there was one part of the dream where I realized that it had been 2 weeks since I had contacted my family. I wanted to call my Dad. There was a huge video screen and some phone numbers appeared and they said they were calling Dad. But the numbers were in a different format than Dad's number. I explained to them that my Dad's number was in a different format. Then they decided that we would go there instead.

Then there was a young kid with me and we were in a car on 4 lane freeway headed North towards my Dad's house. The kid didn't know how to drive and we were weaving all over the place in heavy traffic. It was very dramatic. Finally, we pulled off at an offramp and ended up standing on a hill above some church grounds. We were about 200 feet away from the door of the church on a hill and there was another hole in the ground in front of the church. The kid fired an Estes rocket toward the hole, it flew through the air but landed on the edge of the hole and caught on fire. It just kept burning. Then the hole was filled with dirty slushy snow and something started raising out of the ground.

It was a green alien lizard/humanoid being with big yellow eyes. He complained that he wanted to be left to rot in his eternal sleep and didn't want to be woken up.

Those are the details that I can remember.

When I woke up, I felt like I had just had a great FANTASY dream.


I was on a sidewalk along the beach and there were vendor stands and there was an outdoor club that was having a party.

A gorgeous woman at a stand walked over to me and kissed me on the lips. She said something like, "I want to have a test."

Then some other people started talking to me.

Then we went to the outdoor club and there was a cover charge. They said we could come in temporarily without paying a cover. She gave me a little sticker. I didn't have a shirt on.

I went to the back of the club and there were some racks of clothes. I was looking for a T-shirt. Then I went to another room and there was a large yellow T-shirt on a rack. I put it on.

On my way back outside, I saw a mirror and could see that I looked really fat, as my stomach was sticking out. Then somebody said the T-shirt was dirty and smelled like body odor. I smelled it and agreed. I took it back and put it on a hangar. I went to the back and found some brand new T-shirts that were on sale. I put one on and it fit. Then I went outside.

I went to the person who was checking tickets and asked her what I was supposed to do with the sticker. She said I should just put the sticker on and not worry about paying a cover charge.

Then there was a little guy at a desk selling breath mints. Remembering having gotten the kiss from the beautiful woman, I decided to buy some breath mints. When I was handing the guy a couple of quarters, I dropped one. When I looked down on the ground in the dirt, there were lots of other quarters and nickels and dimes on the ground. I began collecting them. I dug a little bit more into the dirt and there were more.

Then the phone rang and I woke up. It was the Highline Bookstore letting me know that my books and parking pass are ready.

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When they let me DRIVE, I always just ask them what they want me to do or say or type? The situation repeats over and over again. When I'm not controlled, I'm volunteering to be controlled. I TRUST my HIGHER POWERS. I BELIEVE in the BENEVOLENCE of the scientific community. I have FAITH that when they are DRIVING I am serving the GREATER GOOD of We the People. I am the ultimate PLEASER. I come bearing GIFTS. I have GOOD NEWS. I have CAREFULLY analyzed the situation and to the best of my UNDERSTANDING, this is what YOU WANT and this what YOU NEED. YOU in this case is We the People. My name is Ken and I am addressing the PUBLIC.

Is there any way I can make my situation more USEFUL to others? Is there anything I can do to be more HELPFUL? How can I be more CONSTRUCTIVE? How can I do this in the way that is the most BENEFICIAL for others? I leave it up to YOU to HELP me to be as socially and ecologically RESPONSIBLE as possible. I will be exceptionally OPEN and TRANSPARENT.