national park


an area of scenic beauty, historical importance, or the like, owned and maintained by a national government for the use of the people.

Nearby words

  1. national merit scholarship,
  2. national monument,
  3. national oceanic and atmospheric administration,
  4. national organization for women,
  5. national origins act of 1924,
  6. national park service,
  7. national party,
  8. national physical laboratory,
  9. national portrait gallery,
  10. national progressive party

Origin of national park

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for national park

  • The magnificent National-Park idea was thus born by a camp-fire in the wilds.

    Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills
  • Grouse and quail are increasing in numbers under National-Park protection.

    Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills

British Dictionary definitions for national park

National Park


a mountainous volcanic region in New Zealand, in the central North Island: ski resort


an area of countryside for public use designated by a national government as being of notable scenic, environmental, or historical importance
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