park

noun
\ ˈpärk How to pronounce park (audio) \

Definition of park

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

park

verb
parked; parking; parks

Definition of park (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Park

biographical name
\ ˈpärk How to pronounce Park (audio) \

Definition of Park (Entry 3 of 3)

Mungo 1771–1806 Scottish explorer

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Other Words from park

Noun

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

Verb

parker noun

Synonyms for park

Synonyms: Noun

demesne, ground, premises (also premisses), yard

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And Kaokoland—its spectacular outback—is for those who want to savor remotest Africa, far from safari circuits and game parks. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Going Off-Grid in Namibia," 21 Dec. 2018 The park district also provided first aid materials, bottled water and hand sanitizing stations. Diane Dachota, chicagotribune.com, "Families camp overnight in Spring Rock Park," 14 July 2018 The park shelters an exotic array of stone sculpted by nature. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "10 best hikes in Arizona show off state's diverse scenery," 13 July 2018 The draft will be sent to the park stewards for review and input. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Lake Houston gators, River Grove boat ramp: 3 highlights from the July KSA Parks meeting," 13 July 2018 An unidentified woman called 911 around 7:30 p.m. CT (8:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday to claim the teens were carrying knives, sticks and a gun, and assaulted her boyfriend at the Minnehaha Falls park, police said in a statement. Jacob Taylor /, NBC News, "Viral video of handcuffed black teens in Minneapolis sparks police investigation," 12 July 2018 At the FMC Tower in University City, developer Brandywine Realty Trust placed an elevated park with skyline views, Cira Green, atop a 90-foot parking garage. Caitlin Mccabe, Philly.com, "Philadelphia has 2,172,896 parking spaces. So how come you're still circling the block?," 12 July 2018 Drill the word in various scenarios and settings — in the house, in the yard, at the park — with and without distractions, such as other dogs and loud noises. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "This Abandoned Shelter Dog Rescued the Missing Son of Her Former Trainer," 20 Nov. 2018 Once at the park, those who wish to visit the museum can take a dive boat a little under a mile off the coast to begin their dive to the artwork. Kayla Fitzgerald, sacbee, "Take a deep dive into this Underwater Art Museum that opened this summer," 13 July 2018

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There are traditions, such as the chance of catching a cold between the travel, mingling and working in the drafty, cavernous Cobo Center, the downtown convention center parked on the edge of the frigid Detroit River. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Slush, Snow, the ‘Cobo Cough.’ Detroit Holds Its Last Winter Auto Show," 13 Jan. 2019 These also counteract the weight of the railgun parked on the bow. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China’s Railgun Has Reportedly Gone to Sea," 31 Dec. 2018 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the man parked his Nissan Sentra on side of the Capitol after 10:30 a.m., walked toward the west entrance of the building and lit himself on fire. Erin B. Logan, Washington Post, "Disgruntled veteran lights himself on fire to protest VA at Georgia Capitol," 26 June 2018 This week, McMicken, 39, was interviewed on the Dr. Dog bus while parked on Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia, where the band was on a stopover between a date in Pittsburgh and three shows in Brooklyn. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Dr. Dog return with 'Critical Equation,' get set to play biggest ever Philly show," 21 June 2018 Admission is free and people can park on the school grounds. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Organizers report better-than-expected turnout for first night of 12th annual Greek Festival in Bel Air," 16 June 2018 Visitors can park in the Storrs Center Garage located at 33 Royce Circle. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 10 July 2018 That evening, Terra returned home from work and parked her car in the lot outside her Newport Beach apartment building. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of the Events of Dirty John," 14 Jan. 2019 The trailer was owned by a friend and parked in her backyard. Marie Claire, "A California Couple, a Blowout Wedding, and 2 Paychecks," 10 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of park

Noun

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

Verb

1526, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for park

Noun

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

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park

noun

English Language Learners Definition of park

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

park

verb

English Language Learners Definition of park (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

noun
\ 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

park

verb
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.

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