\ ˈpärk How to pronounce park (audio) \

Definition of park

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : an enclosed piece of ground stocked with game and held by royal prescription or grant
b : a tract of land that often includes lawns, woodland, and pasture attached to a country house and is used as a game preserve and for recreation
2a : a piece of ground in or near a city or town kept for ornament and recreation
b : an area maintained in its natural state as a public property
3a : a space occupied by military vehicles, materials, or animals
4 : an enclosed arena or stadium used especially for ball games
5 : an area designed for a specified type of use (such as industrial, commercial, or residential use) amusement parks
out of the park
baseball : over the fence for a home run swung at a fastball and hit/knocked it out of the park often used figuratively You're about to start a race or step onstage, and you want to knock it out of the park. [=to excel; to perform extremely well]— Jeanine Detz Pepi is doing a great job lately making inexpensive white wines, and with this Sauvignon Blanc, the winery really knocks it out of the park.— Steve Heimoff


parked; parking; parks

Definition of park (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to enclose in a park
2a(1) : to bring (a vehicle) to a stop and keep standing at the edge of a public way
(2) : to leave temporarily on a public way or in a parking lot or garage
b : to land and leave (an aircraft) in an assigned or accessible location
c : to establish (something, such as a satellite) in orbit
3a : to set and leave temporarily parked his book on the chair
b : to place, settle, or establish especially for a considerable time kids parked in front of the TV

intransitive verb

: to park a vehicle

Other Words from park


parklike \ ˈpärk-​ˌlīk How to pronounce park (audio) \ adjective


parker noun

Synonyms for park

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of park in a Sentence

Noun We went for a walk in the park. New York City's Central Park. The nation's parks are a popular destination for tourists. He hit the ball out of the park. a rugby game in Eden Park Verb I couldn't find anywhere to park. I parked on the street. I parked the car on the street. Cars are only allowed to park on the right side of this street. The bus parked behind the museum. Park your bags in the hallway. She parked the money in a savings account and forgot about it for several years. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Local dancers, youth groups, cheerleaders, high school athletes, classic cars and the Footwork roller skating dancers entertained residents down South Hawkins Avenue to the park. John Kuntz, cleveland, 19 June 2022 All entrances to the park are expected to remain closed until at least Monday. Claire Colbert, CNN, 17 June 2022 The event is free with the cost of admission to the park. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 17 June 2022 Dean had been counting on a busy summer tied to the park’s 150th anniversary. Matthew Brown And Amy Beth Hanson, Chicago Tribune, 17 June 2022 Nate rolled up to the park with just ten minutes to spare. Matt Carney, Outside Online, 15 June 2022 The flooding started to slowly recede Tuesday, but the record-level floods left all five entrances to the park closed through at least Wednesday, officials said. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 14 June 2022 All entrances to the park would be closed indefinitely, the National Park Service said, warning of dangerous conditions and the risk of rockslides. Gareth Vipers, WSJ, 14 June 2022 Desteniey Pickett, who saw the dog in the gorilla exhibit during her visit to the park, told CBS8 that her family saw the dog act distressed and witnessed the canine running around the enclosure before a gorilla chased the pet. Vanessa Etienne,, 13 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Furthermore, Shoup intended to level the open field so everyone could park safely. Donna Reiner, The Arizona Republic, 17 June 2022 A week ago Thursday night, witnesses saw Sparks park the Audi in the lot of the Denny’s at Southeast 105th Avenue and Stark Street. oregonlive, 16 June 2022 The Public Works Department handles everything from street paving, to park maintenance, waste collection, recreation centers, special event permitting, traffic engineering and other tasks. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 1 June 2022 Adams recommends people park on Winnetka Road, especially for the first couple of hours of the sale, when parking is restricted on Fuller. Clare Spaulding, Chicago Tribune, 1 June 2022 Sydney Criteser, a Pinellas County spokeswoman, confirmed to The Post that McGuinness was known to park management and had been previously warned about entering the water to retrieve the discs. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, 1 June 2022 One of the May 13 shootings, which injured at least 16 people, was centered around an area of Water Street where food trucks commonly park on weekends. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 May 2022 In this scenario, a large minority of Salvadorans might want to park their dollars in physical cash or safe U.S. banks, not in relatively riskier banks at home. Fortune, 8 June 2022 The most popular is to park at the Logan Pass visitor center and hike in using the Highline Trail, which is 7.5 miles one way and boasts 2,578 feet elevation gain. Ashley Dunne, Sunset Magazine, 1 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of park


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1526, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for park


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin parricus, from pre-Latin *parra pole, trellis

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“Park.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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\ ˈpärk How to pronounce park (audio) \

Kids Definition of park

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an area of land set aside for recreation or for its beauty
2 : an enclosed field for ball games


parked; parking

Kids Definition of park (Entry 2 of 2)

: to stop a vehicle and leave it for a while Never park in front of a hydrant.

Park biographical name

\ ˈpärk How to pronounce Park (audio) \

Definition of Park

Mungo 1771–1806 Scottish explorer

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