Definitions for playgroundˈpleɪˌgraʊnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an area used by children for outdoor recreation, usu. containing play equipment such as slides and swings.

  2. any popular recreation area, as a resort.

    Category: Informal

  3. the area or sphere of a particular activity.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resort area, playground, vacation spot(noun)

    an area where many people go for recreation

  2. playground(noun)

    yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. playground(noun)ˈpleɪˌgraʊnd

    an outdoor area where children can play on special equipment

    on the swings at the playground

  2. playgroundˈpleɪˌgraʊnd

    a place where people go to have fun

    a winter playground for skiers or all ages


  1. playground(Noun)

    A large open space to play on, usually for children.

  2. playground(Noun)

    A yard or other open-air space on a school campus where the children can play, especially during breaks

  3. playground(Noun)

    Small area with dedicated play equipment, usually for children

    The city park playgrounds offer various slides, tubes and swings.

  4. playground(Noun)

    Any physical or metaphysical space in which a person or organization has free rein to do as they please.

    The exclusive tropical island was a millionaire's playground.

  5. Origin: to play + ground

Webster Dictionary

  1. Playground(noun)

    a piece of ground used for recreation; as, the playground of a school


  1. Playground

    A playground, playpark, or play area is a place with a specific design for children to be able to play there. It may be indoors but is typically outdoors. Modern playgrounds often have recreational equipment such as the seesaw, merry-go-round, swingset, slide, jungle gym, chin-up bars, sandbox, spring rider, monkey bars, overhead ladder, trapeze rings, playhouses, and mazes, many of which help children develop physical coordination, strength, and flexibility, as well as providing recreation and enjoyment. Common in modern playgrounds are play structures that link many different pieces of equipment. Playgrounds often also have facilities for playing informal games of adult sports, such as a baseball diamond, a skating arena, a basketball court, or a tether ball. Public playground equipment refers to equipment intended for use in the play areas of parks, schools, child care facilities, institutions, multiple family dwellings, restaurants, resorts, and recreational developments, and other areas of public use. A type of playground called a playscape is designed to provide a safe environment for play in a natural setting.

Translations for playground

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an area in which children can play in a park, outside a school etc.

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