parking lot


Definition of parking lot

: an area used for the parking of motor vehicles

Examples of parking lot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Avoid hills that end in a street, drop off, parking lot, river or pond. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Sledding accidents can land kids in ER, study says; stay safe with these tips," 28 Dec. 2020 Cross Roads has found inventive ways to keep the spirit alive this year, including drive-through car parades and a live nativity scene in the church’s parking lot, which spectators viewed while remaining socially distanced from each other. Peggy O’hare,, "‘It’s going to be a different Christmas’ — San Antonio churches find other ways to celebrate," 23 Dec. 2020 Rancho Bernardo Town Center will host a Mobile Blood Drive with the San Diego Blood Bank from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 23rd in the parking lot, 11965 Bernardo Plaza Drive. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Patriotic group delivers Christmas gifts," 21 Dec. 2020 Authorities said another suspect, who has not been identified, drove the truck to a nearby parking lot, where Aguirre led police. Doha Madani, NBC News, "Former Houston police captain charged with attacking man falsely accused of voter fraud," 15 Dec. 2020 Families can stop by the church’s parking lot, where an outdoor movie will be on repeat, with supplies available to write letters to Santa. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "Here are seasonal festivities in Anchorage and Mat-Su to get you in the holiday spirit," 11 Dec. 2020 The Buffalo Bills’ public-relations department offered visual evidence Monday, posting a photo on Twitter of young Josh hanging out in the ‘Stick parking lot before a long-ago game. Ron Kroichick,, "49ers struggle to stop Josh Allen, who shreds childhood team in Buffalo victory," 7 Dec. 2020 The site doesn’t have a parking lot, bathrooms, or cellphone coverage, and some passenger cars had to be towed from the remote area after getting stuck. Lindsay Whitehurst, The Christian Science Monitor, "Desert mystery deepens: Did the Utah monolith go to Romania?," 1 Dec. 2020 Wrong Iron added seating by putting tables in the parking lot, which is allowed during COVID. Will Coviello,, "Mixing it up: Bars adjust to changing reopening restrictions," 23 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of parking lot

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parking lot was in 1924

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9 Jan 2021

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“Parking lot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of parking lot

US : an area outside a building for parking cars, trucks, etc.

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