parking lot


Definition of parking lot

: an area used for the parking of motor vehicles

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Court documents state Wilson showed up to the parking lot in a black Ford Edge sports utility vehicle. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Cody Wilson, man behind 3-D printed gun, arrested in Taiwan amid sex assault allegations, official says," 21 Sep. 2018 Power through that hike, stomp through the parking lot for some spring skiing, and get out into the muck for some hunting. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Boots for Stomping Through Mud," 29 Mar. 2019 In the summer, Tesla steered into the skid: the company built a tent in the parking lot outside the Fremont factory, which allowed Tesla to increase capacity for the Model 3 without radically restructuring how things worked inside the factory walls. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Tesla," 29 Dec. 2018 The Ride the Ducks parking lot in Branson, Missouri, has turned into a memorial site after 17 people were tragically killed when a boat capsized in a southern Missouri lake during a powerful thunderstorm Thursday. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "People Are Leaving Flowers and Stuffed Animals on Cars Left Behind by Ride the Ducks Victims," 20 July 2018 The couple decided to meet in a Boulder City parking lot to discuss the fight. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Mitt Romney's presidential campaign staffer accused of making ex-fiancée his sex slave," 2 Oct. 2018 Just walking across a parking lot or putting my socks and shoes on gets me winded. Casey Johnston, SELF, "Ask a Swole Woman: Can I Start Lifting Weights If I Feel Really Out of Shape?," 18 Sep. 2018 According to New Atlas, Hilgers needed a van that could transport material to and from his projects, fit in a Berlin parking lot, and function as a weekend camper. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Minimalist camper van packs everything you need in 48 square feet," 12 Sep. 2018 Six days later, Chicklis’ car, a gray Honda Civic with Massachusetts license plates, was found in a supermarket parking lot about 44 miles away in Rindge. Alejandro Serrano,, "Missing Westminster man found dead in NH," 14 July 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

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

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