[ pahrk ]
/ pɑrk /
an area of land, usually in a largely natural state, for the enjoyment of the public, having facilities for rest and recreation, often owned, set apart, and managed by a city, state, or nation.
an enclosed area or a stadium used for sports: a baseball park.
a considerable extent of land forming the grounds of a country house.
British. a tract of land reserved for wild animals; game preserve.
Western U.S. a broad valley in a mountainous region.
a space where vehicles, especially automobiles, may be assembled or stationed.
any area set aside for public recreation.
- the space occupied by the assembled guns, tanks, or vehicles of a military unit.
- the assemblage so formed.
- (formerly) the ammunition trains and reserve artillery of an army.
Automotive. a setting in an automatic transmission in which the transmission is in neutral and the brake is engaged.
verb (used with object)
to place or leave (a vehicle) in a certain place for a period of time.
Informal. to put, leave, or settle: Park your coat on the chair. Park yourself over there for a moment.
to assemble (equipment or supplies) in a military park.
to enclose in or as in a park.
Informal. to invest (funds) in a stock, bond, etc., considered to be a safe investment with little chance of depreciation, as during a recession or an unstable economic period, or until one finds a more profitable investment.
Aerospace. to place (a satellite) in orbit.
verb (used without object)
to park a car, bicycle, etc.
Informal. to engage in kissing and caressing in a parked car.
Origin of park
1225–75; Middle English (noun) < Old French parc enclosure < Late Latin *parricus < West Germanic *parruk (see paddock1)
park·er, nounpark·like, adjectiveo·ver·park, verbre·park, verb
su·per·park, nounun·parked, adjectivewell-parked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for overpark (1 of 2)
/ (pɑːk) /
Mungo (ˈmʌŋɡəʊ). 1771–1806, Scottish explorer. He led two expeditions (1795–97; 1805–06) to trace the course of the Niger in Africa. He was drowned during the second expedition
Nick, full name Nicholas Wulstan Park. born 1958, British animator and film director; his films include A Grand Day Out (1992), which introduced the characters Wallace and Gromit, and the feature-length Chicken Run (2000)
Chung Hee. (ˈtʃʊŋ ˈhiː). 1917–79, South Korean politician; president of the Republic of Korea (1963–79); assassinated
British Dictionary definitions for overpark (2 of 2)
/ (pɑːk) /
a large area of land preserved in a natural state for recreational use by the publicSee also national park
a piece of open land in a town with public amenities
NZ an area, esp of mountain country, reserved for recreational purposes
a large area of land forming a private estate
English law an enclosed tract of land where wild beasts are protected, acquired by a subject by royal grant or prescriptionCompare forest (def. 5)
an area designed and landscaped to accommodate a group of related enterprises, businesses, research establishments, etcscience park
US and Canadian See amusement park
US, Canadian and NZ See car park
US and Canadian a playing field or sports stadium
the park British informal a soccer pitch
a gear selector position on the automatic transmission of a motor vehicle that acts as a parking brake
the area in which the equipment and supplies of a military formation are assembled
a high valley surrounded by mountains in the western US
to stop and leave (a vehicle) temporarily
to manoeuvre (a motor vehicle) into a space for it to be lefttry to park without hitting the kerb
stock exchange to register (securities) in the name of another or of nominees in order to conceal their real ownership
(tr) informal to leave or put somewherepark yourself in front of the fire
(intr) military to arrange equipment in a park
(tr) to enclose in or as a park
Derived Formsparklike, adjective
Word Origin for park
C13: from Old French parc, from Medieval Latin parricus enclosure, from Germanic; compare Old High German pfarrih pen, Old English pearruc paddock 1
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