Definition of Playground

1. Noun. An area where many people go for recreation.

Exact synonyms: Resort Area, Vacation Spot
Terms within: Resort Hotel, Spa, Holiday Resort, Resort, Resort Hotel
Generic synonyms: Area, Country
Specialized synonyms: Spa, Watering Hole, Watering Place, Borscht Belt, Borscht Circuit, Borsht Belt, Borsht Circuit
Specialized synonyms: Waikiki



2. Noun. Yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play.

Definition of Playground

1. n. A piece of ground used for recreation; as, the playground of a school.

Definition of Playground

1. Noun. (context: outdoors) A large open space to play on, usually for children. ¹

2. Noun. A yard or other open-air space on a school campus where the children can play, especially during breaks ¹

3. Noun. (context: urban) Small area with dedicated play equipment, usually for children ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) Any physical or metaphysical space in which a person or organization has free rein to do as they please. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Playground

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Playground

playfriend
playfriends
playful
playfull
playfuller
playfully
playfulness
playfulnesses
playgame
playgirl
playgirls
playgoer
playgoers
playgoing
playgoings
playground (current term)
playground ball
playground taunt
playground taunts
playgrounds
playgroup
playgroups
playhouse
playhouses
playin'
playing
playing Cupid
playing Nostradamus
playing apparatus
playing area

Literary usage of Playground

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"playground 13: 36-7 Ap '19 World at play. See numbers of the playground ... playground 10:462-5 F '17 Officers of recreation commissions and associations. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Socially and educationally, the children's playground movement is but a phase ... Like many other great movements, the playground movement in America began ..."

3. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"THE PLACE OF THE playground J. HOWARD BRADSTREET PRESIDENT CHILDREN'S playground LEAGUE, ROCHESTER, NY By playground in the proper sense Is meant more than ..."

4. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"By playground in the proper sense Is meant more than a place for children to play. A football or baseball field is not a playground as understood by the ..."

5. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1920)
"The playground A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Promotion of Play, Recreation and Community Service THE playground which is the official bulletin of the ..."

6. The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot by Chicago Commission on Race Relations (1922)
"At Sherwood playground, west of Wentworth Avenue, where 50 per cent of the children using the playground during school hours were Negroes, there were no ..."

7. The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot by Illinois Chicago Commission on Race Relations (1922)
"At Sherwood playground, west of Wentworth Avenue, where 50 per cent of the children using the playground during school hours were Negroes, there were no ..."

8. The Play Movement and Its Significance by Henry Stoddard Curtis (1917)
"WHERE SHOULD A playground BE LOCATED? It may seem that this topic has already been ... If a playground draws from a territory one half mile in radius, ..."

9. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"playground 13: 36-7 Ap '19 World at play. See numbers of the playground ... playground 10:462-5 F '17 Officers of recreation commissions and associations. ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Socially and educationally, the children's playground movement is but a phase ... Like many other great movements, the playground movement in America began ..."

11. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"THE PLACE OF THE playground J. HOWARD BRADSTREET PRESIDENT CHILDREN'S playground LEAGUE, ROCHESTER, NY By playground in the proper sense Is meant more than ..."

12. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"By playground in the proper sense Is meant more than a place for children to play. A football or baseball field is not a playground as understood by the ..."

13. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1920)
"The playground A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Promotion of Play, Recreation and Community Service THE playground which is the official bulletin of the ..."

14. The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot by Chicago Commission on Race Relations (1922)
"At Sherwood playground, west of Wentworth Avenue, where 50 per cent of the children using the playground during school hours were Negroes, there were no ..."

15. The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot by Illinois Chicago Commission on Race Relations (1922)
"At Sherwood playground, west of Wentworth Avenue, where 50 per cent of the children using the playground during school hours were Negroes, there were no ..."

16. The Play Movement and Its Significance by Henry Stoddard Curtis (1917)
"WHERE SHOULD A playground BE LOCATED? It may seem that this topic has already been ... If a playground draws from a territory one half mile in radius, ..."

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