from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An outdoor area set aside for recreation and play, especially one containing equipment such as seesaws and swings.
- n. A field or sphere of unrestricted pleasurable activity: "Foreign affairs had been T.R.'s personal playground during his Presidency” ( John Dos Passos).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large open space to play on, usually for children.
- n. A yard or other open-air space on a school campus where the children can play, especially during breaks
- n. Small area with dedicated play equipment, usually for children
- n. Any physical or metaphysical space in which a person or organization has free rein to do as they please.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece of ground used for recreation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of ground set apart for open-air recreation; especially, such a piece of ground connected with a school, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
- n. an area where many people go for recreation
to play + ground (Wiktionary)