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From play +‎ ground. Compare Middle English playstede (playground) from Old English pleġstede.

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playground (plural playgrounds)

  1. (outdoors) A large open space for children to play in, usually having dedicated play equipment (such as swings and slides). [1780[1]]
    The kids have to go to the playground during recess, no matter the weather.
    The local council have set up a new playground, equipped with slides, swings, and a climbing wall.
  2. (figuratively) Any physical or metaphysical space in which a person or organization has free rein to do as they please.
    The exclusive tropical island was a millionaire's playground.
  3. (programming) A sandbox for testing calls to an application programming interface.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “playground”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Unadapted borrowing from English playground.

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playground m (plural playgrounds)

  1. (Brazil) playground (open-air space where the children can play)
  2. (Brazil, by extension) playground (space to do what one pleases)