from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A book containing the scripts of dramatic plays.
  • noun Sports A notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays of a team, especially a football team.
  • noun A set of tactics frequently employed by one engaged in a competitive activity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book containing material for amusement or pastime; a picturebook or book of games for children.
  • noun A book of plays or dramatic compositions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A book of dramatic compositions; a book of the play.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A book containing the text of a play
  • noun A book of games and amusements for children
  • noun US A book of strategies (plays) for use in American football

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

  • noun a notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays that a team has practiced (especially an American football team)
  • noun a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign
  • noun a book containing the scripts of one or more dramatic plays


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