What does playground mean?

Definitions for playground
ˈpleɪˌgraʊndplay·ground

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word playground.

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.

    Etymology: to play + ground

  2. playgroundnoun

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

    Etymology: to play + ground

  3. playgroundnoun

    Small area with dedicated play equipment, usually for children

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

    Etymology: to play + ground

  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.

    Etymology: to play + ground

Webster Dictionary

  1. Playgroundnoun

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

Freebase

  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. Eric Hoffer:

    The Paleolithic hunters who painted the unsurpassed animal murals on the ceiling of the cave at Altamira had only rudimentary tools. Art is older than production for use, and play older than work. Man was shaped less by what he had to do than by what he did in playful moments. It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities.

  2. Janja Garnbret:

    I think it will be really beneficial to climbing because climbing is still a young sport. It's super young, so it's definitely a huge playground for everyone, for sponsors, for some non-endemic sponsors that are still yet to come into our sport. That's definitely something huge.

  3. David Cortman:

    This religious exclusion wrongfully sends a message that some children are less worthy of protection simply because they enjoy recreation on a playground owned by a church.

  4. Benoit Bruneau:

    This is an apex predator living on isolated islands, and it's absolutely gigantic. It's just an awesome animal, reptiles are kind of like a playground for evolution. There is so much diversity in size and form and behavior and their physiology.

  5. 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 ?'.

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