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
The island was a playground of the rich and famous until the 1950s.
These mountains are a playground for hikers, skiers, and nature lovers.
Recent Examples of playground from the Web
Because Instagram can be a bona fide playground for internet bullies on the prowl, its developers have released two new tools designed to make the social-media platform a friendlier place.
Renovations include a brand new playground with an expression swing and large group swings, and a new baseball backstop with accessible seating and bleachers.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, could play a pivotal role in both the travel ban and church playground cases.
And what better playground for a master of mystery like Lindelof to play in?
Police released a 28-second surveillance video clip showing a bald, white man wearing a dark blue Boston Red Sox T-shirt with khaki shorts riding a bicycle onto the Morley Elementary School playground, accompanied by a white and brown dog.
Residents can expect to see more weeds than normal in playground areas as the park district experiments and evaluates alternate weed control methods, officials said.
There is a similar rule for a buffer zone around schools and playgrounds in Colorado.
The May 28 incident, near a picnic table next to the children’s playground at Higgs Beach, led to the arrest of Lorenzo Sanchez Rojas, 56, who is accused of striking the man in the head with a brick, which was bagged into evidence.
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First Known Use of playground
PLAYGROUND Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of playground for Students
: an area used for games and playing
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