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park

play
noun \ ˈpärk \

Definition of park

1 a :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
2 a :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
3 a :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

parklike

play \ˈpärk-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of park in a Sentence

  1. We went for a walk in the park.

  2. New York City's Central Park.

  3. The nation's parks are a popular destination for tourists.

  4. He hit the ball out of the park.

  5. a rugby game in Eden Park

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Origin and Etymology of park

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

park Synonyms


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park

verb

Definition of park

transitive verb
1 :to enclose in a park
2 a (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
3 a :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

parker

noun

Examples of park in a Sentence

  1. I couldn't find anywhere to park.

  2. I parked on the street.

  3. I parked the car on the street.

  4. Cars are only allowed to park on the right side of this street.

  5. The bus parked behind the museum.

  6. Park your bags in the hallway.

  7. She parked the money in a savings account and forgot about it for several years.

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First Known Use of park

1526


Park

play
biographical name \ ˈpärk \

Definition of Park

Mungo 1771–1806 Scottish explorer

PARK Defined for English Language Learners

park

play
noun

Definition of park for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of public land in or near a city that is kept free of houses and other buildings and can be used for pleasure and exercise

  • : a large area of public land kept in its natural state to protect plants and animals

  • sports : a field or stadium where a sport (especially baseball) is played


park

verb

Definition of park for English Language Learners

  • : to leave a car, truck, motorcycle, etc., in a particular place

  • of a car, truck, etc. : to be left in a particular place by a driver

  • : to temporarily leave (something) in a particular place


PARK Defined for Kids

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park

play
noun \ ˈpärk \

Definition of park for Students

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

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park

verb

Definition of park for Students

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


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