playground

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From play +‎ ground. Compare Middle English playstede, playstude (playground) from Old English plæġstede (playground).

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Noun[edit]

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playground (plural playgrounds)

  1. (outdoors) A large open space for children to play on, usually having dedicated play equipment (such as swings and slides). [1780[1]]
    The kids have to go to the playground during recess, no matter the weather.
    The local council have set up a new playground, equipped with slides, swings, and a climbing wall.
  2. (figuratively) Any physical or metaphysical space in which a person or organization has free rein to do as they please.
    The exclusive tropical island was a millionaire's playground.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “playground”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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playground m (plural playgrounds)

  1. (Brazil) playground (open-air space where the children can play)
  2. (Brazil, by extension) playground (space to do what one pleases)