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 The mother ship is the one the size of a Minnie Winnie that sits on a parking lot off Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake complete with bench seating, potted plants and a small office-cum-kitchen. Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2022 An argument prompted by road-rage ended with one motorist shooting another motorist with a flare gun Saturday morning in a parking lot at Bowie Town Center in Prince George’s County, according to police. Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2022 The fatal shooting happened Wednesday at a Comfort Inn in Bradley after police responded to a call about dogs barking in a parking lot, authorities said. Sharif Paget, CNN, 31 Dec. 2021 Within a week of the law taking effect, Smith described responding with social workers and paramedics to a man wandering in a parking lot in an apparent crisis. Daniel Gilbert, oregonlive, 27 Dec. 2021 Officers found the man in a parking lot down the street and found several items stolen from nearby stores. cleveland, 23 Dec. 2021 Someone reported that the younger man was assaulting the older man in a parking lot. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Dec. 2021 Central Florida authorities are looking for a suspect after a man was shot and killed in a parking lot. Garfield Hylton,, 20 Dec. 2021 Police allege that Nottingham resident Murkey Spruill, 51, and Dandre Cannon, 23, of Dundalk, shot the unnamed 16-year-old in a parking lot in the 2100 block of Eastern Boulevard, across the road from the Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center on Nov. 21. Taylor Deville,, 17 Dec. 2021

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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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Last Updated

9 Jan 2022

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“Parking lot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of parking lot

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

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