An artifact designed to be played with.
Roget 643: unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality. triviality, levity, frivolity; paltriness etc. adj.; poverty; smallness etc. 32; vanity etc. (uselessness) 645; matter of indifference etc. 866; no object. nothing, nothing to signify, nothing worth speaking of, nothing particular, nothing to boast of, nothing to speak of; small matter, no great matter, trifling matter etc. adj.; mere joke, mere nothing; hardly anything; scarcely anything; nonentity, small beer, cipher; no great shakes, peu de chose [Fr.]; child's play, kinderspiel. toy, plaything, popgun, paper pellet, gimcrack, gewgaw, bauble, trinket, bagatelle, Rickshaw, knickknack, whim-wham, trifle, trifles light as air;" yankee notions [U.S.]. trumpery, trash, rubbish, stuff, fatras†, frippery; leather or prunello;" chaff, drug, froth bubble smoke, cobweb; weed; refuse etc. (inutility) 645; scum etc. (dirt) 653. joke, jest, snap of the fingers; fudge etc. (unmeaning) 517; fiddlestick†, fiddlestick end†; pack of nonsense, mere farce. straw, pin, fig, button, rush; bulrush, feather, halfpenny, farthing, brass farthing, doit†, peppercorn, jot, rap, pinch of snuff, old son; cent, mill, picayune, pistareen†, red cent [U.S.]. minutiae, details, minor details, small fry; dust in the balance, feather in the scale, drop in the ocean, flea-bite, molehill. nine days' wonder, ridiculus mus [Lat.]; flash in the pan etc. (impotence) 158; much ado about nothing etc. (overestimation) 482. ... show more
Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; labor of love; pleasure etc. 827. relaxation; leisure etc. 685. fun, frolic, merriment, jollity; joviality, jovialness†; heyday; laughter etc. 838; jocosity, jocoseness†; drollery, buffoonery, tomfoolery; mummery, pleasantry; wit etc. 842; quip, quirk. [verbal expressions of amusement: list] giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, crow, cheer, chuckle, shout; horse laugh, belly laugh, hearty laugh; guffaw; burst of laughter, fit of laughter, shout of laughter, roar of laughter, peal of laughter; cachinnation†; Kentish fire; tiger. play; game, game at romps; gambol, romp, prank, antic, rig, lark, spree, skylarking, vagary, monkey trick, gambade, fredaine†, escapade, echappee [Fr.], bout, espieglerie [Fr.]; practical joke etc. (ridicule) 856. dance; hop, reel, rigadoon†, saraband†, hornpipe, bolero, ballroom dance; [ballroom dances: list], minuet, waltz, polka, fox trot, tango, samba, rhumba, twist, stroll, hustle, cha-cha; fandango, cancan; bayadere†; breakdown, cake-walk, cornwallis [U.S.], break dancing; nautch-girl; shindig [U.S.]; skirtdance†, stag dance, Virginia reel, square dance; galop†, galopade†; jig, Irish jig, fling, strathspey†; allemande [Fr.]; gavot†, gavotte, tarantella; mazurka, morisco†, morris dance; quadrille; country dance, folk dance; cotillon, Sir Roger de Coverley; ballet etc. (drama) 599; ball; bal, bal masque, bal costume; masquerade; Terpsichore. festivity, merrymaking; party etc. (social gathering) 892; blowout [U.S.], hullabaloo, hoedown, bat [U.S.], bum [U.S.], bust [Slang], clambake [U.S.], donation party [U.S.], fish fry [U.S.], jamboree [Slang], kantikoy†, nautch†, randy, squantum [U.S.], tear [Slang], Turnerfest†, yule log; fete, festival, gala, ridotto†; revels, revelry, reveling; carnival, brawl, saturnalia, high jinks; feast, banquet etc. (food) 298; regale, symposium, wassail; carouse, carousal; jollification, junket, wake, Irish wake, picnic, fete champetre [Fr.], regatta, field day; treat. round of pleasures, dissipation, a short life and a merry one, racketing, holiday making. rejoicing etc. 838; jubilee etc. (celebration) 883. bonfire, fireworks, feu-de-joie, firecracker. holiday; gala day, red letter day, play day; high days and holidays; high holiday, Bank holiday; May day, Derby day; Saint Monday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday; Bairam†; wayz-goos†, bean feast; Arbor Day, Declaration Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day; Mardi gras [Fr.], mi-careme [Fr.], feria [Lat.], fiesta. place of amusement, theater; hall, concert room, ballroom, assemblyroom†; music hall. park, plaisance†; national park, national forest, state park, county park, city park, vest-pocket park, public park (public) 737.1; arbor; garden etc. (horticulture) 371; pleasure ground, playground, cricketground, croquet ground, archery ground, hunting ground; tennis court, racket court; bowling alley, green alley; croquet lawn, rink, glaciarum†, skating rink; roundabout, merry-go-round; swing; montagne Russe [Fr.]. game of chance, game of skill. athletic sports, gymnastics; archery, rifle shooting; tournament, pugilism etc. (contention) 720; sports etc. 622; horse racing, the turf; aquatics etc. 267; skating, sliding; cricket, tennis, lawn tennis; hockey, football, baseball, soccer, ice hockey, basketball; rackets, fives, trap bat and ball, battledore and shuttlecock, la grace; pall-mall, tipcat†, croquet, golf, curling, pallone†, polo, water polo; tent pegging; tilting at the ring, quintain [Mediev.]; greasy pole; quoits, horseshoes, discus; rounders, lacrosse; tobogganing, water polo; knurr and spell†. [childrens' games] leapfrog, hop skip and jump; mother may I; French and English, tug of war; blindman's bluff, hunt the slopper†, hide and seek, kiss in the ring; snapdragon; cross questions and crooked answers. ; crisscross, hopscotch; jacks, jackstones†, marbles; mumblety-peg, mumble-the-peg, pushball, shinney, shinny, tag &c.; billiards, pool, pingpong, pyramids, bagatelle; bowls, skittles, ninepins, kain†, American bowls†; tenpins [U.S.], tivoli. cards, card games; whist, rubber; round game; loo, cribbage, besique†, euchre, drole†, ecarte [Fr.], picquet†, allfours†, quadrille, omber, reverse, Pope Joan, commit; boston, boaston†; blackjack, twenty-one, vingtun [Fr.]; quinze [Fr.], thirty-one, put, speculation, connections, brag, cassino†, lottery, commerce, snip-snap-snoren†, lift smoke, blind hookey, Polish bank, Earl of Coventry, Napoleon, patience, pairs; banker; blind poker, draw poker, straight poker, stud poker; bluff, bridge, bridge whist; lotto, monte, three-card monte, nap, penny-ante, poker, reversis†, squeezers, old maid, fright, beggar-my-neighbor; baccarat. [cards: list] ace, king, queen, knave, jack, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, trey, deuce; joker; trump, wild card. [card suits: list] spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds; major suit, minor suit. bower; right bower, left bower; dummy; jackpot; deck. [hands at poker: list] pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full-house, four of a kind, royal flush; misere &c.. [board games: list] chess, draughts, checkers, checquers, backgammon, dominos, merelles†, nine men's morris, go bang, solitaire; game of fox and goose; monopoly; loto &c.; [word games: list], scrabble, scribbage, boggle, crossword puzzle, hangman. morra†; gambling etc. (chance) 621. toy, plaything, bauble; doll etc. (puppet ) 554; teetotum†; knickknack etc. (trifle) 643; magic lantern etc. (show) 448; peep show, puppet show, raree show, gallanty show†; toy shop; quips and cranks and wanton wiles, nods and becks quips and cranks and wanton wiles, nods and becks and wreathed smiles" [Milton]. entertainer, showman, showgirl; dancer, tap dancer, song-and-dance man; vaudeville act; singer; musician etc. 416. sportsman, gamester, reveler; master of ceremonies, master of revels; pompom girl†; arbiter elegantiarum [Lat.]; arbiter bibendi [Lat.], archer, fan [U.S.], toxophilite†, turfman†. ... show more
is a broader term that covers: ball | balloon | cockhorse | doll, dolly | doll's house, dollhouse | Frisbee | hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horse | hula-hoop | jack-in-the-box | jungle gym | jumping jack | kaleidoscope | kite | Lego, Lego set | Meccano, Meccano set | pea shooter | pinata | pinwheel, pinwheel wind collector | playhouse, wendy house | pogo stick | popgun | rattle | sandbox, sandpile, sandpit | dandle board, seesaw, teeter, teeter-totter, teeterboard, teetertotter, tilting board | playground slide, slide, sliding board | catapult, sling, slingshot | stick horse | swing | teddy, teddy bear | spinning top, teetotum, top, whirligig | train set | squirt gun, squirter, water gun, water pistol | yo-yo ... show more.
Dutch: speelbal, speeltje
Polish: bawidełko, bawidło
A nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier).
A device regarded as providing amusement.
is a specific kind of: device.
A copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size.
Polish: miniatura, miniaturka
Any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets.
synonym: toy dog.
Polish: pies ozdobny
Behave carelessly or indifferently.
Roget 840: amuse, entertain, divert, enliven; tickle the fancy; titillate, raise a smile, put in good humor; cause laughter, create laughter, occasion laughter, raise laughter, excite laughter, produce laughter, convulse with laughter; set the table in a roar, be the death of one. recreate, solace, cheer, rejoice; please etc. 829; interest; treat, regale. amuse oneself, game; play a game, play pranks, play tricks; sport, disport, toy, wanton, revel, junket, feast, carouse, banquet, make merry, drown care; drive dull care away; frolic, gambol, frisk, romp; caper; dance etc. (leap) 309; keep up the ball; run a rig, sow one's wild oats, have one's fling, take one's pleasure; paint the town red [Slang]; see life; desipere in loco [Lat.], play the fool. make holiday, keep holiday; go a Maying. while away the time, beguile the time; kill time, dally. smile, simper, smirk; grin, grin like a Cheshire cat; mock, laugh in one's sleeve; laugh, laugh outright; giggle, titter, snigger, crow, snicker, chuckle, cackle; burst out, burst into a fit of laughter; shout, split, roar. shake one's sides, split one's sides, hold both one's sides; roar with laughter, die with laughter. ... show more
Roget 902: caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, cockle; make of, make much of; cherish, foster, kill with kindness. clasp, hug, cuddle; fold in one's arms, strain in one's arms; nestle, nuzzle; embrace, kiss, buss, smack, blow a kiss; salute etc. (courtesy) 894; fold to the heart, press to the bosom. bill and coo, spoon, toy, dally, flirt, coquet; gallivant, galavant; philander; make love; pay one's court to, pay one's addresses to, pay one's attentions to; serenade; court, woo; set one's cap at; be sweet upon, look sweet upon; ogle, cast sheep's eyes upon; faire les yeux doux [Fr.]. fall in love with, win the affections etc. (love) 897; die for. propose; make an offer, have an offer; pop the question; plight one's troth, plight one's faith. ... show more
Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.
is a specific kind of: manipulate.
Dutch: spelen, stoeien
Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously:
— Toy with an idea.
Moby thesaurus: Charlie McCarthy, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, agate, agent, ancilla, appliance, babe, baby, baby-sized, bagatelle, ball, bantam, banty, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble, bean, bibelot, bill and coo, bit, blocks, boob, boutade, brainstorm, brass farthing, bric-a-brac, butt, button, byword, byword of reproach, capriccio, caprice, caress, cent, checkerboard, chessboard, chump, cinch, club, cockhorse, compact, conceit, contrivance, copulate, coquet, cosset, crank, craze, crazy idea, creature, credulous person, cricket bat, crotchet, cuddle, cue, cull, curio, dabble, dally, dandle, derision, device, die, diminutive, disport, doll, doll carriage, dummy, duodecimo, dupe, easy mark, easy pickings, fad, fair game, fall guy, fancy, fantastic notion, fantasy, farce, farthing, feather, fiddle, fiddle with, fiddle-faddle, fidget with, fig, figure of fun, finger with, fish, fleabite, flimflam, flirt, folderol, fool, fool around, fool notion, fool with, freak, freakish inspiration, fribble, frippery, frivol, frolic, game, gaud, gazingstock, gewgaw, gimcrack, go-between, goat, gobe-mouches, golf club, greener, greenhorn, greeny, gudgeon, gull, hair, halfpenny, handmaid, handmaiden, handy, harebrained idea, hill of beans, hobbyhorse, horse around, humor, idle, implement, innocent, instrument, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jack-in-the-box, jacks, jackstones, jackstraws, jerk off, jest, jestingstock, joke, kickshaw, kid around, kink, knack, knickknack, knickknackery, laughingstock, lead on, leadpipe cinch, lever, loiter, lollygag, maggot, make love, make out, marble, marionette, mechanism, mediator, medium, megrim, mess around, midwife, mig, miniature, miniaturized, minikin, minimal, minion, minuscule, mockery, molehill, monkey, monkey around, neck, notion, novelty, organ, paper doll, passing fancy, patsy, pawn, peppercorn, pet, picayune, pick-up sticks, piddle, pigeon, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pinwheel, play, play around, play with, plaything, pocket, pocket-sized, pony, potter, pretty, prize sap, puppet, pushover, putter, quirk, racket, rag doll, rap, red cent, rocking horse, row of pins, rush, sap, saphead, schlemiel, servant, shit, sitting duck, slave, small-scale, smatter, smooch, snap, sneeshing, sou, spoon, sport, steelie, stock, stooge, straw, string along, subminiature, sucker, sweet-talk, target, taw, tease, teetotum, tinker, tool, top, toy soldier, toy with, trifle, trinket, triviality, trusting soul, tuppence, twelvemo, twiddle, two cents, twopence, vagary, vehicle, vest-pocket, victim, wanton, whatnot, whim, whim-wham, whimsy, whisper sweet nothings ... show more.
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