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.

  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

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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The hospital is a playground for doctors.

  2. Frank Larkin:

    If the forecast holds true, there are many families who will want to enjoy the snow tomorrow, although, for security reasons, the Capitol grounds are not your typical neighborhood hill or playground.

  3. Mitch Skandalakis:

    They’re torturing these kids -- from the time they get on the bus they have to wear a mask to the time they get home they wear a mask, that is eight hours even when they are on the playground. These children are suffering, not learning. When they are not wearing masks properly they are being yelled at.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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