What does playground mean?

Definitions for playgroundˈpleɪˌgraʊnd

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

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


  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.

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  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Life, a game; you, a player; earth, a playground; money, your score; God, umpire, death, out of game.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Life is a gift for the wise, a playground for the foolish, a heaven for the rich, and a hell for the poor.

  3. Mat Staver:

    She said she played in the devil's playground for a long time, and her life has been radically changed since then.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    The Sanders campaign needs to stop using the New York primary as a playground for political games and negative attacks against Hillary Clinton.

  5. Bethan Westcott-Storer:

    I felt very weak and tired all the time, and if my friends in the playground said 'do you want to play It?' or something, I'd just feel like 'ohh, not really.

Images & Illustrations of playground

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