What does playground mean?

Definitions for playground
ˈpleɪˌgraʊndplay·ground

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resort area, playground, vacation spotnoun

    an area where many people go for recreation

  2. playgroundnoun

    yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play

Wiktionary

  1. playgroundnoun

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

  2. playgroundnoun

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

  3. playgroundnoun

    Small area with dedicated play equipment, usually for children

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

  4. playgroundnoun

    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. Etymology: to play + ground

Wikipedia

  1. Playground

    A playground, playpark, or play area is a place designed to provide an environment for children that facilitates play, typically outdoors. While a playground is usually designed for children, some are designed for other age groups, or people with disabilities. A playground might exclude children below (or above) a certain age. Modern playgrounds often have recreational equipment such as the seesaw, merry-go-round, swingset, slide, jungle gym, chin-up bars, sandbox, spring rider, trapeze rings, playhouses, and mazes, many of which help children develop physical coordination, strength, and flexibility, as well as providing recreation and enjoyment and supporting social and emotional development. 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 installed in the play areas of parks, schools, childcare 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.

ChatGPT

  1. playground

    A playground is an outdoor or indoor area designed and equipped for children to play, typically featuring structures and equipment such as slides, swings, merry-go-rounds, climbing frames, and sandboxes. These areas are commonly established in parks, schools, and other public places for recreational activity and physical exercise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Playgroundnoun

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

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. playground

    A type of defined space created and designed in various colors, materials, play equipment, outdoor furniture, shapes, sizes and styles for children to interact and play together appropriate and proportionate to the environment and location.

    Playgrounds are a vital part of human life for children, their social interactions, play , health and well-being.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of playground in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of playground in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of playground in a Sentence

  1. Harley LeBon:

    It is puzzling to me as to why Maryland Child Protective Services continues to accuse these parents of being negligent under a law which seemingly applies to children being left alone in buildings or cars, now it appears Child Protective Services have stretched the law to apply to walking home from a school and to a playground ? I guess the question to consider is,' Is Child Protective Services the state's job to determine whether our children are independent enough to walk to and from the playground or is it the parent's decision ?'.

  2. Philippa Langley:

    The thinking in Reading, using current estimates of the size of the abbey, is that this burial spot is located beneath a school, if the abbey is larger, it could be situated underneath either what is today a playground or a car park.

  3. David Wills:

    I wanted to do a fun book, something that captured the spirit of summer, beaches are a universal playground… For many of us, some of our earliest and happiest memories involve playing on the beach. I hope when people look at the book, they’ll view it like a visual cocktail. I want readers to go back to their nostalgic, happy time.

  4. Tom Dompier:

    If my son in a year or two wants to play tackle football and can find equipment that fits him, I'll let him do it, up to age 14, he's more likely to get a concussion on the playground or his bicycle than he is playing football.

  5. Henry Anatole Grunwald:

    Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe.

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