1. [ verb ] jump about playfully
Related terms: jump play
2. [ noun ] a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
Synonyms: trick joke put-on prank antic
Related terms: diversion practical_joke dirty_trick clown
3. [ noun ] (food) pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
Related terms: pickle common_caper
4. [ noun ] (botany) any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
Related terms: shrub native_pomegranate caper_tree native_orange common_caper caper_tree Capparis
5. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) a crime (especially a robbery)
Synonyms: job

"the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"

Related terms: robbery
6. [ noun ] a playful leap or hop
Synonyms: capriole
Related terms: leap
7. [ noun ] gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
Synonyms: frolic gambol romp play

"it was all done in play" "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"

Related terms: diversion horseplay flirt teasing word_play game folly play play skylark
Similar spelling:   Caver