Definition of playing field in English:

playing field


  • A field used for outdoor team games.

    • ‘This racing season kicks off with a slate of technical amendments aimed at leveling the playing field for all teams.’
    • ‘A netball court, a playing field and football pitch will be set to the south of the school.’
    • ‘Volunteers are needed to clear the corner, next to Gibbs Close, on the playing field.’
    • ‘The worst affected areas are the Salisbury Road recreation ground and the Elcot Lane playing fields.’
    • ‘It will mean 3,200 new homes, playing fields, parks, shops and roads being built.’
    • ‘The sports centre subsidises things like playing fields and football fields.’
    • ‘It was a busy week on the playing fields for the club with nearly all teams in action.’
    • ‘A small car parking area on a Rayleigh playing field could be closed by the town council because of its poor condition.’
    • ‘But just an hour later the travellers set up camp on playing fields at Woodside Park, Thundersley.’
    • ‘As previously thought, there are plans for a primary school with extensive playing fields and a community centre.’
    • ‘Public facilities will include playing fields, an indoor sports arena and an athletics track.’
    • ‘These facilities are desperately needed to rectify the acute shortage of sports pitches and playing fields in the town.’
    • ‘Drunks have also been reported in areas outside the town centre, especially in playing fields.’
    • ‘The fortnight will end with a grand fête on the Grove Park Road playing fields.’
    • ‘A boundary fence has now been erected by the developers between the new houses and the playing field car park.’
    • ‘But other groups prefer to use the pavilion next to the playing fields which has a bigger car park.’
    • ‘These centres have no playing fields or other sports facilities, and there are no sports clubs to join.’
    • ‘These more mature trees make a quicker impact in places like golf courses and municipal gardens or playing fields.’
    • ‘The prospect of schools being given the use of playing fields their pupils walk past every day is now close to becoming a reality.’
    • ‘The world has moved on from the dark days of the Second World War when parks and playing fields were dug up to provide extra food.’
    field, ground, sports field
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playing field

/ˈpleɪɪŋ fɪəld/