playing field

noun
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

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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First Known Use of playing field

circa 1584

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PLAYING FIELD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of playing field for English Language Learners

  • : 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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