playing field


Definition of playing field

1 : a field for various games especially : the part of a field officially marked off for play
2 : a set of conditions for competition usually used in such phrases as a level playing field

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About 25 percent of the site, or 40 acres, will consist of publicly accessible space, such as playing fields and a running/walking path. Shirley Leung,, "Can the new Suffolk Downs avoid the mistakes of the Seaport District?," 5 Sep. 2019 The decade saw players like Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, Liam Whelan, David Pegg, Eddie Colman, Dennis Viollet, Bill Foulkes and Bobby Charlton emerge from the youth ranks, players found on playing fields from Manchester and beyond., "Sir Matt Busby: The Man Who Built the Modern Manchester United," 1 Aug. 2019 Established in 1858 on marshland reclaimed from the river, the site is a patchwork of everything quintessential in a British park, from bowling greens and bandstands to playing fields and memorials. Simon Ingram, National Geographic, "Visit the world’s first National Park City," 26 July 2019 Likewise, certain skills and abilities will likely be claimed widely in the candidate pool, once again, creating an even playing field. al, "Why is my resume not generating calls?," 12 July 2019 Other districts have also installed new turf or upgraded athletic facilities Other suburban school districts have also installed new turf on their playing fields or upgraded their athletic facilities as well. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Grafton School Board approved field turf for its baseball and softball fields. Here's what you need to know.," 10 July 2019 In truth, the ultra-capitalist approach of European soccer owners doesn’t really marry well with the surprisingly socialist tools used by the Americans to maintain an even playing field. Chris Bryant | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Soccer’s Billionaires Should Spend What They Want," 20 May 2019 On this Friday night, the local band Planet 4 played funky tributes to Dr. John, who had recently died, and children ran circles around a cornhole-playing field. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "On California’s Lost Coast: Sea Lions, Surf and Squiggly Roads," 31 Aug. 2019 There is little playing field to the political left of Markey. Jazmine Ulloa,, "Markey’s re-election bid is built on a long record highlighted by Green New Deal," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of playing field

circa 1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of playing field was circa 1584

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English Language Learners Definition of playing field

: an area that is used for playing some sports especially : the part of a field that is officially marked as the place where the action of a game happens

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