national park


Definition of national park

: an area of special scenic, historical, or scientific importance set aside and maintained by a national government and in the U.S. by an act of Congress

Examples of national park in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jackson Hole, a rural community near the majestic Grand Teton national park and renowned ski slopes, has attracted the ultra-rich in recent years, pulling away from the rest of the country., 18 Aug. 2021 Further west, the Dixie Fire burning across two national forests, a national park and four counties in California continues to grow by thousands of acres. Madeline Holcombe And Joe Sutton, CNN, 16 Aug. 2021 The Dixie Fire has already consumed nearly 518,000 acres across four counties, two national forests and one national park. NBC News, 12 Aug. 2021 Other big wildfires have been burning forests and farmland in Greece’s southern Peloponnese region, but a major blaze that encroached Athens’ northern suburbs and the nearby Mount Parnitha national park was on the wane. Richard Tribou,, 9 Aug. 2021 It’s also the centerpiece of our nation’s newest national park, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, which opened in December. Mike And Wendy Pramik, USA TODAY, 4 July 2021 The elevation, and the fact that Finca El Oasis is the only farm located inside a national park and volcano, enables the birder a unique experience. Michael Alpiner, Forbes, 16 May 2021 In honor of Earth Day, local nonprofit Esperienza is offering a virtual exploration of Parco delle Foreste Casentinesi, a national park and UNESCO Cultural Site that straddles Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. Star Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 Officials have been stressing the importance of adhering to safety signs at the national park. Andy Rose, CNN, 27 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of national park

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of national park was in 1851

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15 Sep 2021

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“National park.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of national park

: an area of land that is owned and protected by a national government because of its natural beauty or its importance to history or science

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