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From play + ground. Compare Middle English playstede (“playground”) from Old English pleġstede.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpleɪɡɹaʊnd/
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playground (plural playgrounds)
- (outdoors) A large open space for children to play on, usually having dedicated play equipment (such as swings and slides). [1780]
- 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.
- (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.
large open space to play on, usually for children
open-air space on a school campus where the children can play
small area for children
space to do what one pleases
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- ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “playground”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
Unadapted borrowing from English playground.
playground m (plural playgrounds)
- (Brazil) playground (open-air space where the children can play)
- (Brazil, by extension) playground (space to do what one pleases)
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