playhouse
noun Date: before 12th century 1. theater 2. a small house for children to play in

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  • Playhouse — is a common Elizabethan term for a theatre, especially those built in London such as The Globe. It is also used as the name for theatres today: * United Kingdom: ** The Playhouse (Cheltenham) ** Edinburgh Playhouse ** Epsom Playhouse ** Liverpool …   Wikipedia

  • Playhouse — Play house , n. [AS. plegh[=u]s.] 1. A building used for dramatic exhibitions; a theater. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A house for children to play in; a toyhouse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • playhouse — ► NOUN 1) a theatre. 2) a toy house for children to play in …   English terms dictionary

  • playhouse — [plā′hous΄] n. [OE pleghus < plega, a play + hus, HOUSE] 1. a theater for live dramatic productions ☆ 2. a small house for children to play in 3. a child s toy house or doll house …   English World dictionary

  • Playhouse — Ongaku Music ist ein Label in der elektronischen Musikszene, welches 1992 von Ata Macias und Heiko Schäfer gegründet wurde. Beide arbeiten hauptberuflich als DJ s und waren Mitbegründer des Plattenladens Delirium in Frankfurt am Main. Nebenbei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • playhouse — [[t]ple͟ɪhaʊs[/t]] playhouses 1) N COUNT A playhouse is a theatre. The Theatre Royal is one of the oldest playhouses in Britain. Syn: theatre 2) N COUNT A playhouse is a small house made for children to play in. My father built me a playhouse.… …   English dictionary

  • playhouse — UK [ˈpleɪˌhaʊs] / US noun [countable] Word forms playhouse : singular playhouse plural playhouses 1) theatre a building where plays are performed. The word is now used mainly in the names of theatres the Salisbury Playhouse 2) a small house made… …   English dictionary

  • playhouse — play|house [ˈpleıhaus] n 1.) a theatre used in the name of theatres ▪ the Oxford Playhouse 2.) a small structure like a little house for children to play in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • playhouse — play|house [ pleı,haus ] noun count 1. ) a building where plays are performed. The word is now used mainly in theater names: Memphis Playhouse on the Square is open year round. 2. ) a small house made of plastic or wood for children to play in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • playhouse — noun (C) 1 a word meaning a theatre used in its name: the Oxford Playhouse 2 a small structure like a little house for children to play in …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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