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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Playground'

Playground Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    playground n
  1. an area where many people go for recreation [syn: resort area, vacation spot]
  2. yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
Playground Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Playground \Play"ground`\, n. A piece of ground used for recreation; as, the playground of a school.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Playground'

A playground or play area is a place with a specific design for children be able to play there. It may be indoors but is typically outdoors (where it may be called a tot lot in some regions.)

Modern playgrounds often have recreational equipment such as the see-saw, merry-go-round, swingset, slide, jungle gym, chin-up bars, sandbox, spring rider, monkey bars, overhead ladder, trapeze rings, playhouses, and mazes, many of which help children develop physical coordination, strength, and flexibility, as well as providing recreation and enjoyment. Common in modern playgrounds are "play structures" that link many different pieces of equipment.

Playgrounds often also have facilities for playing informal games of adult sports, such as a baseball, adiamond, a skating arena, a basketball court, or a tether ball.

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  • Telander: What happened to playground hoops?
    Basketball was made for the playground. Yet the game is disappearing from the asphalt, leaving a hole -- in the playgrounds and in our hearts. Read more on this news related to 'Playground'
  • Playground basketball's lost dream
    "Earth is a task garden," British essayist G.K. Chesterton once wrote. "Heaven is a playground." And why shouldn't it be? "Play" is the operative syllable here. And if playgrounds aren't places where we can celebrate our freedom to disappear into games of shared joy, into that transcendent and necessary realm of human physical Read more on this news related to 'Playground'
  • New playground opens in Grandview
    A brand new playground opened in Grandview, Mo., on Thursday and is considered the first of its kind in the entire country. Read more on this news related to 'Playground'

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