platoon, n. 1. squadron, squad, battery, team, combat team, patrol, outfit.
2. company, group, body, band, gang, crew, platter, n. plate, dish, Archaic, trencher, Archaic. charger; tray, salver, palette, mortarboard, plaudit, n. Usu. plaudits acclaim, acclamation, dclat; cheer, hurrah, huzzah; applause, round of applause, burst of applause, peal or thunder of applause, hand, big hand, ovation, standing ovation, plausible, adj. credible, believable, tenable, colorable, reasonable, likely, probable; conceivable, imaginable, thinkable; cogent, logical, rational, sound, admissible, sensible; specious, meretricious, ostensible, apparent, seeming; overrefined, oversubtle, casuistic, jesuitic, sophistical; illusive, deceptive, misleading, hollow, empty, play, n. 1. drama, dramatic play, stage play; stage show, show; theatrical piece, theatricals, piece, work, vehicle; screenplay, photoplay, photodrama, Inf. opus; teleplay, television drama or play, TV drama or play; radio drama or play, broadcast drama; spectacle, extravaganza, pageant; comedy, farce, burlesque; tragedy; melodrama.
2. amusement, pastime, entertainment, recreation, cheer, good fun, Brit, beer and skittles, Inf. fun and games, Si. jollies; pleasure, enjoyment, delight, gaiety; diversion, distraction, sport; merrymaking, merriment, revelry, jollification, joviality, Inf. whoopee; tomfoolery, skylarking, SI. monkey business, SI. high jinks.
3. fun, jest, joke, gag, lark; toying, trifling, fooling, make-believe.
4. pun, wordplay, play on words, double entendre.
5. manner, style, way, wise, method, fashion; habit, custom, pattern, wont, customary or characteristic way; system, approach, technique, practice, tack; routine, process, Latin, modus operandi, Inf. MO, Brit. the drill.
6. gambling, gaming, betting, wagering, hazarding, risking, staking, Brit, punting, Inf. plunging, speculation.
7. conduct, behavior, Archaic, havior, deportment, demeanor, comportment, actions, ways, manners, Archaic. gest; bearing, carriage, posture, port, guise, gait, air, address; lifestyle, way of life, Latin, modus vivendi.
8. action, activity, movement, motion; agency, operation, Rare, operance or operancy, function; performance, execution, enactment, discharge, dispatch; exercise, practice.
9. latitude, liberty, license, freedom, indulgence; free or unrestricted use, carte blanche, blank check; field, free play, free scope, free swing, full swing, swing; margin, room, spare room, elbow room, room to spare, wide berth; rope, enough rope, long rope or tether.
10. (all by or in reference to the news media) press, coverage, time, space, mention.
11. make a play for Slang, woo, court, pay court to, make love to, serenade, Inf. spark, Inf. court and spark, SI. hustle, SI. put or slap the make on, SI. put a move on; pursue, chase, chase after, pant after.
-v. 12. portray, represent, depict, personate, impersonate; act, enact, act out, give a show, tread the boards; perform, Jazz, jam, Music SI. riff.
13. engage in, take part, become involved, be occupied, occupy oneself; undertake, take up, embark on, set or go about; throw oneself into, launch into, plunge or dive into, tackle; try, make an effort, have a go, SI. take a crack at, SI. take a whack at.