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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.
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]
playbill an advertisement or program for a play or other performance.
playbook a book illustrating sports plays, used esp. by coaches or coaching staff.
playboy a wealthy man who spends his time pursuing social and sensual pleasures.
play-by-play concerning or being a detailed account of each step or action during an event, esp. a sports event. [2 definitions]
player one who takes part in a game or sport. [3 definitions]
player piano an automatic piano that plays by means of a perforated paper roll that signals a pneumatic mechanism to depress the keys.
play footsie with (informal) to engage in flirtation or surreptitious sexual intimacies with, as by touching someone's foot beneath a table. [2 definitions]