Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An open area next to a school building for play and outdoor activities.

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  • noun The grounds around a school.
  • noun An open field near a school used for recreation by the students.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the yard associated with a school

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Examples

  • Comparing games to movies as if they were antagonists in the schoolyard is as old as the hills -- but if we can't make out where one ends and the other begins, everyone wins.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Like young children the Conservative right wing commentators, the RNC Chairman, many of the Republican Members of The Congress, the Party's fringe extremists, engage themselves in schoolyard gamesmanship, misinformation campaigns, distortions of facts, along with ridiculous and unfounded allegations.

    White House fights back against 'czar' claims

  • The schoolyard is bare -- no swings, no monkey bars, no sliding boards.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The schoolyard is brutal, It can be hard watching my girls navigate it.

    The Confession of the Green Pickle Martian | Her Bad Mother

  • The schoolyard is bare -- no swings, no monkey bars, no sliding boards.

    Pocket Money 2 -- School

  • We will be sitting in our classroom and smell the burning trash, look out the window, and see that yes, our schoolyard is again on fire, and we Americans are the only people who pay any attention to this fact.)

    What does "Away" mean?

  • We will be sitting in our classroom and smell the burning trash, look out the window, and see that yes, our schoolyard is again on fire, and we Americans are the only people who pay any attention to this fact.)

    Chris in Albania:

  • A sucker punch, as you may remember from the schoolyard is an unexpected blow.

    Logan Nakyanzi Pollard: SUCKER PUNCH: "Am I the Only One Who Liked This Film?"

  • Well, you know, one of the things I learned in the schoolyard was the folks who are talking tough all the time, they're not always that tough.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2008

  • You know, one of the things I learned in the schoolyard was the folks who were talking tough all the time, they're not always that tough.

    CNN Transcript Apr 26, 2008

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