1. 1〔遊戯〕play
    • 子供の遊び
    • children's play
    • 外に遊びに行ってもいい
    • Can I go out to play?
    • 遊び盛りの少年[少女]時代に
    • in the carefree days of one's childhood
  1. 2〔遊技〕a game
    • 戸外の遊び
    • outdoor games
  1. 3〔楽しみ〕pleasure;〔暇つぶし〕a pastime;〔気晴らし〕a diversion
    • 京都へは遊びではなく仕事で行ったのです
    • I went to Kyoto on business, not for pleasure.
    • 昔,貴族の遊びは猟であり,貴婦人の遊びは楽器を奏でることであった
    • In the old days the noblemen's pastime was hunting, while the ladies' diversion was playing on musical instruments.
    • 遊び半分でテニスをしても勝てない
    • You will never win at tennis if you only play 「for fun [half seriously].
    • きのうおじの所へ遊びに行った
    • I went to see my uncle yesterday.
    • 彼らは土曜の夜はよく遊びに出掛ける
    • They often go out to have fun on Saturday night.
  1. 4〔遊興〕pleasure
    • 若いころ彼は遊びにふけっていた
    • In his youth he was given [addicted] to the pursuit of pleasure.
  1. 5〔動きの余裕〕play ((of a wheel))
    • 車のハンドルの遊びはちょうどよい
    • The play in the steering wheel is just right.
  1. 遊び相手a playmate; a playfellow
    • あの子には遊び相手がいない
    • The child has no one to play with.
  1. 遊び着〔子供の〕playclothes
  1. 遊び車an idle pulley
  1. 遊び時間〔遊びの時間〕playtime;〔授業の合間の〕a recess
    • 遊び時間に[時間中]
    • at [during] playtime [recess]
  1. 遊び道具a plaything; a toy
  1. 遊び仲間a playmate
  1. 遊び人〔定職のない人〕a freeloader;〔ばくち打ち〕a gambler;〔道楽者〕a playboy
  1. 遊び場a playground
    • 筆のすさびに詩を書いている
    • I write poems just 「for fun [as a diversion].