Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A companion in play or recreation.

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  • n. A companion for someone (especially a child) to play with.
  • n. A female who has appeared in Playboy magazine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A companion in diversions; a playfellow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A playfellow; a companion in play or amusement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a companion at play

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Examples

  • Tadpole will love this angel baby – a built-in playmate for life.

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  • But one quiet dog, without her playmate, is no trouble to anyone.

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  • Each of these 121 girls was taken into a room with a "playmate" -- a trained research associate in her 20s who had experience working with children.

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  • During the study, each of the 121 girls was taken into a room with a "playmate" -- a trained research associate in her 20s who had experience working with children.

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  • Again, his playmate is a guest and should be treated as such.

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  • And the playmate is the Reality, that makes it possible for the child to find delight in activities which do not inform or bring assistance but merely express.

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  • She never called her playmate "Chris" in speaking to Miss Farringdon; for this latter regarded it as actually sinful to address people by any abbreviation of their baptismal names, just as she considered it positively immoral to partake of any nourishment between meals.

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  • But the lad could not quite forget that his playmate was the Honorable Miss Bertha

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  • I leave them together, Luly will soon make Fancy as crazy as she is herself, and I shall be mortified by having a niece who insists that her playmate is a mermaid.

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  • Well, we discovered O 'curled up' in a corner of the front porch with his new 'playmate'.

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