playground

noun play·ground \ ˈplā-ˌgrau̇nd \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of playground

1 : a piece of land used for and usually equipped with facilities for recreation especially by children
2 : an area known or suited for activity of a specified sort
  • a vacation playground

Examples of playground in a Sentence

  1. The island was a playground of the rich and famous until the 1950s.

  2. These mountains are a playground for hikers, skiers, and nature lovers.

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First Known Use of playground

1768

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PLAYGROUND Defined for English Language Learners

playground

Definition of playground for English Language Learners

  • : an outdoor area where children can play that usually includes special equipment (such as swings and slides)

  • : a place where people go to do enjoyable things


PLAYGROUND Defined for Kids

playground

noun play·ground \ ˈplā-ˌgrau̇nd \

Definition of playground for Students

: an area used for games and playing


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