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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.
6% of concluded planning applications affecting a sports playing field in the North East resulted in improved or safeguarded facilities.
At present there are campaigners trying to save fields at Willow Park, Hope, Flintshire; County Field, Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil; Caldicot comprehensive school, Monmouthshire; Fleming Crescent, Haverfordwest; Prospect Green, Treorchy; Conway Road playing field, Pontypool; Llanishen reservoir, Cardiff; St Ilan comprehensive school; Caerphilly; and Stirling Road playing field; Barry.
RESIDENTS are fighting plans to put up 70 new homes on a children's playing field.
Noel Lynch will be launching the report at Sidmouth Drive, a playing field under threat because of the need for a new secondary school.
McCain-Feingold will severely damper the Democratic party's ability to keep pace with Republican candidates from a fund-raising standpoint, in part because Democratic campaigns have become addicted to unregulated soft money to ``level the playing field.
Understand how and why the prime broker-hedge fund relationship is maturing and changing to a more level playing field.
May 30: Al Dakhiliyah qualifier at Bahla-Balad Sait playing field.
King George Playing field in car park off Kirkheaton Place in Fenham.
Most folks you'll find calling for a level playing field are usually just finagling for a favor, seeking an advantage or working hard to promote their own selfish, self-interest.