Etymology
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playground (n.)

"piece of ground set aside for open-air recreation," especially as connected with a school, 1780; see play (v.) + ground (n.). Old English had plegstow, plaeg-stede, "village sports ground, gymnasium," literally "place for play."

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Definitions of playground

playground (n.)
an area where many people go for recreation;
Synonyms: resort area / vacation spot
playground (n.)
yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play;
From wordnet.princeton.edu