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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.
There are 11 pieces of equipment on the new trim trail on Oakley Playing field.
It will "provide a valuable all-weather and all-season sports facility for running, walking and cycling while making use of an unused part of the playing field," the planning officer's report said.
The DfE insists that there are very strict controls around the disposal of school playing field land.
"I believe the council is trying to abolish it as a regularised playing field."
Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder on Wednesday said Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda hurt the existence of an election commissioner by terming untrue his recent statement over the absence of level playing field in the election.
"Early indications suggest a shortfall of provision in the town rather than a surplus," said the officer adding that Sport England is a statutory consultee for any development which is likely to lead to the loss of use of land that has been used as a playing field at any time in the five years before the making an application.
A BIRMINGHAM councillor has accused landowners of fencing off a playing field in an upmarket Birmingham suburb - so they could say the site was unused and ripe for housing.
May 30: Al Dakhiliyah qualifier at Bahla-Balad Sait playing field. May 31: Al Sharqiya qualifier at Badiya-Al Dhair playing field.