Definition of playing field noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


playing field

BrE BrE//ˈpleɪɪŋ fiːld//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪɪŋ fiːld//
In school
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  • a large area of grass, usually with lines marked on it, where people play sports and games the school playing fields The school's playing fields offer facilities for tennis, football, hockey and athletics. See related entries: In school
  • Idioms a situation in which everyone has the same opportunities
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: playing field