from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A field for games such as football and soccer, especially when marked according to specified dimensions according to the game's rules.
  • noun The conditions or circumstances in which competition takes place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A field on which a game, esp. a ball game, is played.
  • noun figuratively Any place or context within which competitive activity takes place, such as market competition between companies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the circumstances under which competition occurs
  • noun a piece of land prepared for playing a game


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