- ground for playing games on, esp. as marked out for the playing of a particular game
- a basis for competition or negotiation: usually characterized according to its relative fairness to both parties: a fig. use: a level playing field
playing fieldplaying field
- A field for games such as football and soccer, especially when marked according to specified dimensions according to the game's rules.
- The conditions or circumstances in which competition takes place: a level playing field for all candidates.