parking lot


Definition of parking lot 

: an area used for the parking of motor vehicles

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Atlanta police found the 30-year-old man dead around 10 p.m. in the parking lot behind the studio on Manchester Street. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Man shot, killed outside northeast Atlanta recording studio," 12 July 2018 The hip-hop musical revolves around a ragtag group of friends fighting back against the evil Mr. Guy Jantic, who wants to turn their neighborhood into a parking lot. Linda Mcintosh,, "Vista Boys & Girls Club gala raises $85K news," 11 July 2018 As McConnell's party turned a corner into the parking lot, a woman with an ankle-length dress and a backpack tried to block their path. Avi Selk,, "McConnell pursued from Kentucky restaurant by angry crowd," 8 July 2018 Remember to park in one of the two parking lots behind the firehouse. Christina Hyder, Howard County Times, "Maple festival offers a bit of everything [North Laurel/Savage]," 6 July 2018 The driver pulled into the parking lot behind the bus stop, got a gun from his trunk and opened fire. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Man shot after fight at N. Houston bus stop," 6 July 2018 The suspect pulled into the parking lot of a Sonic Drive-In at 8733 Pulaski Highway, hit another vehicle, then turned onto Rossville Boulevard, according to police. Sarah Meehan,, "Suspect crashes stolen car into power transformer after police chase in Baltimore County, police say," 29 June 2018 Garden City Country Music Fest: 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21, parking lot behind the Ranch Club, 3544 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018 Desperate to save their disappearing beach, Dania officials are looking at expanding an existing sand dune 15 feet west into the parking lot. Susannah Bryan,, "Dania working on plan to save its disappearing beach," 28 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of parking lot

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

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