A playground is a place to frolic and play. Most kids know where the nearest playground is because that’s where the swings and slides are. Neighborhoods and schools usually have a playground. Weeeeee!

A playground built especially for kids has equipment for them to play on, like climbing structures, swings, seesaws, and play houses. Many public parks have this kind of playground. When adults talk about their favorite playgrounds, they usually mean a place they go to do the sports or activities they love. A nearby mountain, for example, could be described as a playground for snow boarders.

Definitions of playground

n an area where many people go for recreation

resort area, vacation spot
a well-known beach and resort area on Oahu Island to the southeast of Honolulu
a city in western Germany; a spa since Roman times
spa, watering hole, watering place
a health resort near a spring or at the seaside
borscht belt, borscht circuit, borsht belt, borsht circuit
(informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests
Type of:
area, country
a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

n yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play

Type of:
curtilage, grounds, yard
the enclosed land around a house or other building

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