parking lot


: an area used for the parking of motor vehicles

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Then 14 years old, Arden's only driving experience had been in a parking lot. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, 22 Apr. 2023 When her sister Beth (Lily Sullivan) drops in for a visit, an earthquake hits their building and leaves a hole in the parking lot. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 22 Apr. 2023 First came the pandemic, then the backlash over the mask mandate and coronavirus vaccines, which led to death threats and a police car stationed in their parking lot. Patrick Marley, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2023 Wounded, the suspect re-entered his vehicle and began driving south on 28th Drive toward a parking lot, where additional officers successfully took him into custody. The Arizona Republic, 21 Apr. 2023 Other young victims include two teenage cheerleaders in Texas who mistakenly approached someone else’s vehicle in a grocery store parking lot, a 16-year-old boy who rang the wrong doorbell in Kansas City and a 20-year-old woman who turned into the wrong New York driveway. 02:47 - Source: CNN 4. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 21 Apr. 2023 Over the last week, two cheerleaders in Texas were shot after entering the wrong car in a parking lot, a woman in New York was killed after entering the wrong driveway, and a 16-year-old in Missouri was shot after ringing the doorbell to the wrong home. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 21 Apr. 2023 Aurora Health Center parking lot, 325 E. Silver Spring Drive. Elaine Rewolinski, Journal Sentinel, 19 Apr. 2023 On Tuesday, in Elgin, Texas, two teenage cheerleaders were shot just after midnight after apparently trying to get into the wrong car in a supermarket parking lot. Jay Root, New York Times, 19 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parking lot was in 1924

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“Parking lot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

parking lot

: an outdoor area for parking motor vehicles

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