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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 ?
When he found himself in the cellars of the enormous playhouse, his artistic, fantastic, wizard nature resumed the upper hand.
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.
A boy is in the parlor what the pit is in the playhouse; independent, irresponsible, looking out from his corner on such people and facts as pass by, he tries and sentences them on their merits, in the swift, summary way of boys, as good, bad, interesting, silly, eloquent, troublesome.
And that might lead to a playhouse, where we could all take parts.
This edifice, the cradle of liberty, had been used by the British officers as a playhouse.
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., which denote the heroe's approach, he is generally ushered on the stage by a large troop of half a dozen scene-shifters; and how necessary these are imagined to his appearance, may be concluded from the following theatrical story:--
If that was what the theatre was coming to, then it was high time the police stepped in and closed the playhouses. He was no prude and could laugh as well as anyone at the witty immorality of a farce at the Palais Royal, but here was nothing but filth.
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Toddlers have been left devastated after vandals left their nursery playhouse in ruin.