national park

noun

: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some say the move to make a quick return by raising the price at Komodo — a crown jewel in the national park system — has backfired, pushing the eastern Indonesian region’s once-thriving tourism industry to the brink of collapse. Richard C. Paddock Ulet Ifansasti, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2022 But the Dutton Ranch boys are going to have to keep an eye on what's happening with those national park wolf collars. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 21 Nov. 2022 Throughout this time, the family became aware of issues plaguing the community and how most funding, including the national park entrance fee ($100 per adult), goes to ecological programs. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2022 For an epic hike on dirt that takes in the best of San Francisco’s dramatic terrain, focus on the Presidio, a 1,500-acre national park unit that protects a former military post at the heel of the Golden Gate Bridge. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 14 Nov. 2022 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has as much natural beauty as any national park east of the Mississippi, but far fewer of the crowds that designation can bring. Robert Annis, Chicago Tribune, 20 Oct. 2022 The environment ministry’s provincial conservation agencies (BKSDA) and national park rangers have supported such work on the ground, for example by counting orangutan nests, collecting elephant dung samples, and setting camera traps for tigers. Bydyna Rochmyaningsih, science.org, 7 Oct. 2022 An Arizona national park shooting from last week has led to a man's arrest as prosecutors consider adding a murder charge. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 28 Sep. 2022 Out west, in Marfa, one of the last remaining Mexican-American segregated schools will become one of the first national park sites dedicated to modern Latino history. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of national park was in 1851

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“National park.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/national%20park. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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national park

noun

: 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

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