verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to park a car, bicycle, etc.
Informal. to engage in kissing and caressing in a parked car.

Nearby words

  1. parisyllabic,
  2. parity,
  3. parity check,
  4. parity conjugation,
  5. parity price,
  6. park and ride,
  7. park avenue,
  8. park chung hee,
  9. park forest,
  10. park keeper

Origin of park

1225–75; Middle English (noun) < Old French parc enclosure < Late Latin *parricus < West Germanic *parruk (see paddock1)

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British Dictionary definitions for overpark



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



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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Word Origin and History for overpark
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