- (n.) Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis.
- (v. t.) To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.
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Definitions for: SPLAY
- (a.) Displayed; spread out; turned outward; hence, flat; ungainly; as, splay shoulders.
- (a.) A slope or bevel, especially of the sides of a door or window, by which the opening is made larged at one face of the wall than at the other, or larger at each of the faces than it is between them.
- (v. t.) To display; to spread.
- (v. t.) To dislocate, as a shoulder bone.
- (v. t.) To spay; to castrate.
- (v. t.) To turn on one side; to render oblique; to slope or slant, as the side of a door, window, etc.
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- A weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"
- Stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
- Move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians"
- The removal of constraints; "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent"
- Make bets; "Play the races"; "play the casinos in Trouville"
- Cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; "The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"
- A state in which action is feasible; "the ball was still in play"; "insiders said the company's stock was in play"
- Use to one's advantage; "She plays on her clients' emotions"
- 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 develop
- (pl.) of Pyla