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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)
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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.
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.
Its objection said: "Sport England considers that the only way that an understanding of whether pitches at an individual playing field are needed is through a local authority-wide review of playing pitch supply compared to demand from teams.
Although the construction is expected to be completed by spring 2017, the playing field will need to be kept out of use until it is restored to its previous condition.
A MAN was shot in the face after a confrontation between two groups in a playing field in Knotty Ash.
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.
At the start of this year, a wonderful year for sport and heritage, my friend and former councillor Jane Rogers and I campaigned with the help of the South Wales Echo and Fields in Trust to change Cardiff council's previously dire position of not having nominated a single playing field for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Trust Diamond Jubilee Challenge.
According to figures obtained by the Telegraph, 35 applications for school playing field sales were submitted between May 18 2010 and July 22 this year.