playing area


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Noun1.playing area - a piece of land prepared for playing a gameplaying area - 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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We have a referee controlling the playing area, and a linesman covering each side of the playing area, along with a fourth official near to the centre of the playing area sideline - and yet the referee still does not always get it right.
Whitley Abbey School, in Ashington Grove, Whitley, is in need of a new secure playing area for its reception class and it's all hands to the pump.
In PROJAX, players compete to be the first to get all five jacks out of the playing area.