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playing field

n.
1. A field for games such as football and soccer, especially when marked according to specified dimensions according to the game's rules.
2. The conditions or circumstances in which competition takes place: a level playing field for all candidates.

playing field

n
(General Sporting Terms) chiefly Brit a field or open space used for sport

play′ing field`


n.
an expanse of level ground, as in a park or stadium, where athletic events are held.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.playing field - the circumstances under which competition occurs; "the government's objective is to insure a genuinely level playing field for American industry and commerce in Europe"
circumstance - a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
2.playing field - a piece of land prepared for playing a gameplaying field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
scene of action, arena - a playing field where sports events take place
ball field, baseball field, diamond - the baseball playing field
court - a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"
football field, gridiron - the playing field on which football is played
palaestra, palestra - a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes
sports stadium, stadium, arena, bowl - a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
bowling green - a field of closely mowed turf for playing bowls
midfield - (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
References in classic literature ?
He was one of those who went straight from the playing fields to look for glory, wasn't he, Hugh?
Battle after battle, Magersfontein, Colenso, Spion Kop, lost on the playing fields of Eton, had humiliated the nation and dealt the death-blow to the prestige of the aristocracy and gentry who till then had found no one seriously to oppose their assertion that they possessed a natural instinct of government.
The other boys were flying around him now, flouting, scornful; and he staggered about the deck striking up at them impotently, his mind was no longer with them; it was slouching in the playing fields of long ago, or being sent up [to the headmaster] for good, or watching the wall-game from a famous wall.
The pieces all chosen, Turan led them to the place beside the playing field where they were to wait their turn, and here he passed the word around that they were to fight for more than the stake he offered for the princess should they win.
PLANS to build houses on the site of a Grove Hill social club have been blocked - because it would pave over playing fields.
PESHAWAR -- To discuss in detail, responsibilities of local govt representatives regarding maintenance, management and running the affairs of the recently constructed 37 playing fields by the Directorate of Sports KP in various Tehsil, a daylong seminar was held here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena here.
Work gets underway on a new flood embankment around Exwick playing fields next week (5 September).
DATES AND VENUES Monday 4 July Tuesday 5 July Wednesday 6 July Thursday 7 July Friday 8 July Thursday 14 July Friday 15 July Monday 25 July Tuesday 26 July Wednesday 27 July Thursday 28 July Friday 29 July Monday 1 August Tuesday 2 August Wednesday 3 August Thursday 4 August Friday 5 August Belmont Park Drumglass Park Musgrave Park Marrowbone Millennium Park Grove Playing Fields Ballysillan Playing Fields Falls Park Cherryvale Playing Fields Dunmurry Park Springhill Millennium Park Tullycarnet Park Tommy Patton Memorial Park Woodvale Park Mount Eagles Open Space Lenadoon Millennium Park Ormeau Park Waterworks
Police were called to the Thomas Lane playing fields, at the junction of Thomas Lane and Thingwall Avenue, at 5.
I WAS by New College / Salendine Nook playing fields a week ago and counted eight dogs running around the playing fields.
TWO national charities have launched a campaign to find two Birmingham playing fields donated to the city to ensure they are protected from housing development.
THE search is on for more than 20 "lost" playing fields believed to be in North Wales.