Definitions

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  • n. A play written to be performed on the stage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dramatic or theatrical entertainment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Originally, a dramatic performance; hence, a play or drama adapted for representation on the stage, as distinguished from a reading- or closet-play.

Etymologies

stage +‎ play (Wiktionary)

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  • "Originally, a dramatic performance; hence, a play or drama adapted for representation on the stage, as distinguished from a reading- or closet-play." --Cent. Dict.

    April 26, 2011