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play·pen

 (plā′pĕn′)
n.
A portable enclosure in which a baby or young child can be safely left to play. Also called play yard.

playpen

(ˈpleɪˌpɛn)
n
a small enclosure, usually portable, in which a young child can be left to play in safety

play•pen

(ˈpleɪˌpɛn)

n.
a small enclosure, usu. portable, in which a baby or young child can play.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.playpen - a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to playplaypen - a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
Translations
حَظيرة نقّالَه يَلْعَب فيها الطِّفل
dětská ohrádka
kravlegård
járóka
ohrádka pre batoľatá
evcikoyun kafesi

playpen

[ˈpleɪpen] Nparque m, corral m

playpen

[ˈpleɪpɛn] nparc m (pour bébé)

playpen

[ˈpleɪˌpɛn] nbox m inv (per bambini)

play

(plei) 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.
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.
3. to act in a play etc; to act (a character). She's playing Lady Macbeth; The company is playing in London this week.
4. (of a play etc) to be performed. `Oklahoma' is playing at the local theatre.
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.
6. (usually with on) to carry out or do (a trick). He played a trick on me.
7. (usually with at) to compete against (someone) in a game etc. I'll play you at tennis.
8. (of light) to pass with a flickering movement. The firelight played across the ceiling.
9. to direct (over or towards something). The firemen played their hoses over the burning house.
10. to put down or produce (a playing-card) as part of a card game. He played the seven of hearts.
noun
1. recreation; amusement. A person must have time for both work and play.
2. an acted story; a drama. Shakespeare wrote many great plays.
3. the playing of a game. At the start of today's play, England was leading India by fifteen runs.
4. freedom of movement (eg in part of a machine).
ˈplayer noun
ˈplayable adjective
(negative unplayable) (of a ground, pitch etc) not good enough for a game to be played on it. Because of the rain the referee decided the ground was not playable.
ˈplayful adjective
1. happy; full of the desire to play. a playful kitten.
2. joking; not serious. a playful remark.
ˈplayfully adverb
ˈplayfulness noun
ˈplayboy noun
a rich man who spends his time and money on pleasure.
ˈplayground noun
an area in which children can play in a park, outside a school etc.
ˈplaying-card noun
one of a pack of cards used in card games.
ˈplaying-field noun
a field which is specially prepared and used for sport.
ˈplaymate noun
a childhood friend.
ˈplaypen noun
a small wooden structure with bars on every side in which a small child can play safely.
ˈplayschool noun
an informal nursery school.
ˈplaything noun
a toy.
ˈplaytime noun
a set time for children to play (at school etc). The children go outside at playtime.
ˈplaywright noun
a person who writes plays. He is a famous playwright.
at play
playing. children at play.
bring/come into play
to (cause to) be used or exercised. The job allowed him to bring all his talents into play.
child's play
something that is very easy. Of course you can do it – it's child's play!
in play, out of play
(of a ball) according to the rules of the game, (not) in a position where it can be hit, kicked etc.
play at
1. to pretend to be etc. The children were playing at cowboys and Indians.
2. used when asking angrily what someone is doing. What does he think he's playing at (=doing)?
play back to play (music, speech etc) on a record or tape after it has just been recorded (noun ˈplay-back)
play down
to try to make (something) appear less important. He played down the fact that he had failed the exam.
play fair
to act honestly and fairly.
play for time
to delay an action, decision etc in the hope that conditions will improve.
play havoc with
to cause a lot of damage to. The storm played havoc with the farmer's crops.
play into someone's hands
to do exactly what an opponent or enemy wants one to do.
play off (in games) to play a final deciding game after a draw (noun ˈplay-off)
play off against
to set (one person) against (another) in order to gain an advantage. He played his father off against his mother to get more pocket money.
play on
to make use of (someone's feelings, fears etc). He played on my sympathy until I lent him $10.
play a/no part in
(not) to be one of the people who are doing (something). He played no part in the robbery.
play safe
to take no risks.
play the game
to act fairly and honestly.
play up
to be troublesome or disobedient. The children are playing up today.
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