mungo park was now so poor that he could not even hire a boat; he was forced to rely upon public charity.
Isaaco was better able to appreciate their music than mungo park.
The Chieftain, finding out from mungo park that he did not intend to return that way, determined to keep the presents for himself.
His fate was uncertain until it was discovered by mungo park.
It was from them that he first learnt that mungo park was dead.
The evening and the scene were like a chapter of mungo park.
It was this fatal climate that had devoured most of the companions of mungo park.
Do not the readers of mungo park recollect the story of poor Nealee?
mungo park detailed some of the lamentable atrocities committed by these guns bursting.
She thought of mungo park, dying with the African women singing about him.
mid-13c., "enclosed preserve for beasts of the chase," from Old French parc "enclosed wood or heath land used as a game preserve" (12c.), probably ultimately from West Germanic *parruk "enclosed tract of land" (cf. Old English pearruc, root of paddock (n.2), Old High German pfarrih "fencing about, enclosure," German pferch "fold for sheep," Dutch park).
Internal evidence suggests the West Germanic word is pre-4c. and originally meant the fencing, not the place enclosed. Found also in Medieval Latin as parricus "enclosure, park" (8c.), which likely is the direct source of the Old French word, as well as Italian parco, Spanish parque, etc. Some claim the Medieval Latin word as the source of the West Germanic, but the reverse seems more likely. Some later senses in English represent later borrowings from French. OED discounts notion of a Celtic origin. Welsh parc, Gaelic pairc are from English.
Meaning "enclosed lot in or near a town, for public recreation" is first attested 1660s, originally in reference to London; the sense evolution is via royal parks in the original, hunting sense being overrun by the growth of London and being opened to the public. Applied to sporting fields in American English from 1867.
New York's Park Avenue as an adjective meaning "luxurious and fashionable" (1956) was preceded in the same sense by London's Park Lane (1880). As a surname, Parker "keeper of a park" is attested in English from mid-12c. As a vehicle transmission gear, park (n.) is attested from 1949.