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play·house

 (plā′hous′)
n. pl. play·hous·es (-hou′zĭz, -sĭz)
1. A theater.
2. A small house for children to play in.
3. A child's toy house; a dollhouse.

playhouse

(ˈpleɪˌhaʊs)
n
1. (Theatre) a theatre where live dramatic performances are given
2. a toy house, small room, etc, for children to play in

play•house

(ˈpleɪˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
2. a small house for children to play in.
[1590–1600; compare Old English pleghūs, as gloss of Latin theātrum theater]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.playhouse - plaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside ofplayhouse - plaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
tree house - a playhouse built in the branches of a tree
Translations

playhouse

[ˈpleɪhaʊs] N (playhouses (pl)) [ˈplaɪhaʊzɪz]
1. (= theatre) → teatro m
2. (for children) → casa f de muñecas

playhouse

[ˈpleɪhaʊs] n
(= theatre) → théâtre m
(= Wendy house) → cabane f de jeuplaying card ncarte f à jouerplaying field n
(SPORT)terrain m de sport
to have a level playing field → lutter à armes égales
to compete on a level playing field → lutter à armes égales

playhouse

[ˈpleɪˌhaʊs] n (theatre) → teatro; (for children) → casetta per i giochi
References in classic literature ?
If that was what the theatre was coming to, then it was high time the police stepped in and closed the playhouses.
And not only the poets, but the masters of these poets, the managers of playhouses, seem to be in this secret; for, besides the aforesaid kettle-drums, &c.
When he found himself in the cellars of the enormous playhouse, his artistic, fantastic, wizard nature resumed the upper hand.
This edifice, the cradle of liberty, had been used by the British officers as a playhouse.
And that might lead to a playhouse, where we could all take parts.
He secured a lucrative share in the profits of the King's Playhouse, one of the two theaters of the time which alone were allowed to present regular plays, and he held the mainly honorary positions of poet laureate and historiographer-royal.
Our new Playhouses perfectly combine the active play of our outdoor playsets with the imaginative play of a fanciful kid-sized house," stated Barrett Brown, CedarWorks owner.
Before she was 8, my daughter, Ana, had already moved into many unfurnished playhouses, stacking storage units and hanging shoe racks or garment bags.
Each year, one playhouse is given away in a public drawing after being displayed with other playhouses at a shopping mall.
Approximately 8 feet wide by 10 feet tall, the Angels Playhouse is one of 10 playhouses included in this year's Project Playhouse event, which spans nine weeks and is being presented by the Children and Families Commission of Orange County.
It wasn't until we saw the playhouses that reality set in.