Definition of 'playground'
Video: pronunciation of 'playground'
Example sentences containing 'playground'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It sounds like a sweet exchange in the school playground. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What were once playgrounds become battlefields and death becomes normal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's as bad as a school playground. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have beautiful schools and beautiful playgrounds. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The place is a playground for adults. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It effectively means the beautiful sprawling town at the centre of the game becomes a massive playground. The Sun (2012)The holiday playground of today conceals a more sinister past. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was unrest in synagogues and school playgrounds. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One sees more constructive behaviour in primary school playgrounds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Last week he warned primaries to be very careful about sacrificing playgrounds and outdoor space for extra classrooms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the garden the family also have a large trampoline and a big wooden playground area featuring swings and a climbing frame. The Sun (2010)Look out for the playground where little people clamber over a giant outstretched Gulliver. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its owners have use of a communal swimming pool, bar area and playground. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They have become playgrounds for a generation of super-rich rather than a mass spectator sport. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The top flight has become a pre-school playground. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Africa has become their playground and the cash on offer is a delight to African politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not surprising, her move was straight out of a primary school playground. The Sun (2013)Many comics find they're funny on the school playground fending off bullies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But compared with what you hear in most school playgrounds it's positively chaste. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They scout for food on roofs and in such places as playgrounds and garage forecourts, as well as beside rivers and ponds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)THE Cairngorms are an outdoor playground like no other. The Sun (2016)The popular playground pastime of the Eighties is making a comeback - this time with a difference. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Riviera was becoming the holiday playground of European society. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)The present British Library has lost its historic purpose and has become a playground for young students. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The county was to become a holiday playground for those bold enough to venture west of the River Tamar. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'playground'
In Common Usage. playground is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'playground'
British English: playground /ˈpleɪˌɡraʊnd/ NOUN
A playground is a piece of land where children can play.
...a seven-year-old boy playing in a school playground.
- American English: playground
- Arabic: مَلْعَب
- Brazilian Portuguese: pátio de recreio
- Chinese: 操场
- Croatian: igralište
- Czech: dětské hřiště
- Danish: legeplads
- Dutch: speeltuin
- European Spanish: columpios
- Finnish: leikkikenttä
- French: cour de récréation
- German: Spielplatz
- Greek: παιδική χαρά
- Italian: parco giochi
- Japanese: 遊び場
- Korean: 운동장
- Norwegian: lekeplass
- Polish: plac gier i zabaw
- European Portuguese: parque infantil
- Romanian: loc de joacă
- Russian: площадка для игр
- Spanish: columpios
- Swedish: lekplats
- Thai: สนามเด็กเล่น
- Turkish: oyun alanı
- Ukrainian: дитячий майданчик
- Vietnamese: sân chơi
Definition of playground from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.