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Platonism the philosophy of Plato or his followers, esp. the doctrines of idealism.
platoon a military unit of two or more squads or sections, usu. commanded by a lieutenant and having its own headquarters. [6 definitions]
platoon sergeant in the U.S. Army, the senior noncommissioned officer in a platoon.
Plattdeutsch the informal German dialect spoken in northern Germany; Low German.
platter a large shallow dish used for serving food. [3 definitions]
platy1 occurring in layers, flakes, plates, or slabs, as certain rocks, soils, or mineral deposits.
platy2 any of several brightly colored, small freshwater fishes of Mexico and Central America that are often kept in aquariums.
platy- broad; flat.
platyhelminth any of various worms, such as the planarians, tapeworms, and liver flukes, having flattened and soft, unsegmented bodies; flatworm.
platypus an egg-laying mammal of Australia and Tasmania that has webbed feet for swimming, a broad, horny bill like that of a duck, and a long, flat tail, and that lives in and near water.
plaudit (often pl.) an enthusiastic show of approval, such as a round of applause or a very favorable review.
plausible seeming to be true or reasonable; credible. [2 definitions]
play a composition written for the stage; drama. [22 definitions]
playa the flat floor of a usu. dry desert lake. [2 definitions]
playable combined form of play.
playact to act out fantasies; pretend; make believe. [3 definitions]
play-action pass in football, a forward pass made by the quarterback after feigning a handoff.
play along to cooperate or pretend as if one is cooperating or agreeing.
play a trick to carry out a plan that deceives or makes a fool of someone and gives amusement to oneself or others (usu. fol. by "on").
playback the act of playing a previously made recording or parts of a recording on a recording device, sound-reproducing system, or the like. [2 definitions]
play ball (slang) to do exactly as requested, esp. to avoid trouble or harm to oneself or others.