- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of park
Related Words for parklawn, square, garden, estate, plaza, place, playground, forest, maneuver, stand, meadow, woodland, esplanade, green, lot, tract, grass, grounds, parkland, seat
Examples from the Web for park
Contemporary Examples of park
Creating PGCs from skin tissue, on the other hand, seems like a walk in the park compared to egg freezing.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
Park employees helped John quit tobacco by way of a butts-proof glass enclosure, a drastic change in diet, and regular exercise.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence
December 31, 2014
More than bawdy, though, The Ball adds a familiar unpretentiousness to trendy locales like Tao, Lavo, The Park, and Dream Hotel.
Horniness packs side-by-side by with a deeper loneliness along the walls of The Park.
“For a while, the only manifestations of change were people defecting to West Germany,” says Park.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom
December 22, 2014
Historical Examples of park
And he appeared so well in the victoria when they drove in the park.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I ramble around the park and see lovers on benches—it's rather thrilling.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
She turned towards the Park, and then, after a little while, turned back again.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
The lights of Victoria saw him too, and Sloane Square, and the railings of the park.
What about that other man supposed to have escaped from the park?
Word Origin for park
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.