Meaning of “playground” in the English Dictionary

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"playground" in British English

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playgroundnoun

uk /ˈpleɪ.ɡraʊnd/ us /ˈpleɪ.ɡraʊnd/

A2 [ C ] an area designed for children to play in outside, especially at a school or in a park

[ S ] a place where a particular group of people enjoy themselves:

This area of the coast is the playground of the rich and famous.

More examples

  • There were children fighting in the playground.
  • The children ran in zigzags around the playground until they were exhausted.
  • He was one of those school bullies who tyrannized the whole playground.
  • The other children used to taunt him in the playground because he was fat and wore glasses.
  • The six-year-old girl was snatched from a playground and her body was found two days later.

(Definition of “playground” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"playground" in American English

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playgroundnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpleɪˌɡrɑʊnd/

an outside area designed for children to play in

(Definition of “playground” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)