Definition of "playing" []

  • The act of taking part in a game or sport (noun)
  • The act of performing a piece of music (noun)
  • An occasion on which something, such as a song or show, is played. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Present participle of play. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "playing" in a sentence
  • "The following example will make the reason clear: _No amateur athlete has a salary for playing, John Gorman is not an amateur athlete, Therefore John Gorman has a salary for playing_."
  • "Then it's, 'OK - I'm not playing well, I need to find some form, I'm ­playing in a struggling team at ­Newcastle,' or whatever it is."
  • "Press Association Brazilian soccer legend Rivaldo, who made his name playing for Barcelona, recently signed with an Angolan club."