parking lot


Definition of parking lot

: an area used for the parking of motor vehicles

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What used to be a miniature suburban parking lot is now a public park, and what used to be a big-box store is a super-permeable place with a lot of doors. Globe Staff,, "It was a parking lot. Now it’s a park, and the ‘center of gravity’ in reimagined Fenway neighborhood," 14 July 2019 Cars were already lined up down the street for the market’s opening at 11 a.m., and those arriving as the gates opened were forced to circle the parking lot looking for a space. Melanie Savage,, "Coventry Farmers Market Hosts Connecticut Beer And Barbecue Event," 12 July 2019 Broncos Stadium parking lots will open at 10:15 a.m. the day of the event with limited spots available for $10 via Ticketmaster. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Broncos Stadium to host open training camp practice: What fans need to know," 10 July 2019 The parking lot was a popular hangout for locals, but things turned violent when a fight between two groups of men broke out, ABC News reports. Harriet Sokmensuer,, "Police Seek Answers After 16-Year-Old Girl Killed by Stray Bullet Outside Fla. Restaurant," 10 July 2019 Another favorite is using satellite imagery to gauge how busy parking lots are at major retailers. Matt Egan, CNN, "How hedge funds use drones, satellite images and web scraping to gain an edge," 10 July 2019 People over Porsches says a parking lot used to store cars is consistent with industrial zoning, not a residential-retail-office mix. Jeanne Houck,, "'People Over Porsches' loses first round in proposed Columbia Twp. dealership expansion," 2 July 2019 Until now, the parking lot outside the former Scottish Country Store had just one occupant, the Dallas native Kyle Rensmeyer’s deep blue Texas-style barbecue cart. Michael Russell,, "Two of Portland’s best new food carts are teaming up," 28 June 2019 Across the small parking lot are three restaurants: Cuzcatlan (El Salvador fare), Queen Sheba (Ethiopian) and Jamile’s Cuisine & Grocery (Somalian). John Bordsen, Dallas News, "A surprising choice for global cuisine: Charlotte," 25 June 2019

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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

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

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