play ground


an area used for outdoor play or recreation, especially by children, and often containing recreational equipment such as slides and swings.
Informal. any place, environment, or facility used for recreation or amusement, as a resort: The tropical island is an international playground for the rich.
an arena of operation or activity.

1770–80; play + ground1 Unabridged
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playground (ˈpleɪˌɡraʊnd)
1.  an outdoor area for children's play, esp one having swings, slides, etc, or adjoining a school
2.  a place or region particularly popular as a sports or holiday resort
3.  a sphere of activity: reading was his private playground

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