- 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)
- parity check,
- parity conjugation,
- parity price,
- park and ride,
- park avenue,
- park chung hee,
- park forest,
- park keeper
Origin of park
Examples from the Web for park
Creating PGCs from skin tissue, on the other hand, seems like a walk in the park compared to egg freezing.
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|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Lizzie Crocker|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He passed by the north lodge with a shudder, and walked straight along the high road towards the principal entrance of the Park.Aurora Floyd, Vol. III (of 3)|M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
A cow grazed in the woods, which had been partly cleared of under-brush, and had the appearance of a park grove.Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue|Warren T. Ashton
The park proper, containing more than twelve hundred hectares, is one of the largest and most thickly wooded in France.Royal Palaces and Parks of France|Milburg Francisco Mansfield
A few paces ahead, the trench was crossed by a bridge (closed by a wicket gate) which connected the garden with the park.Armadale|Wilkie Collins
The whole is surrounded by a wall, and in the park there is a lake whose waters are fed by the river Hiddekel.The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela|Benjamin of Tudela
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.
1812, "to arrange military vehicles in a park," from park (n.) in a limited sense of "enclosure for military vehicles" (attested from 1680s). General non-military meaning "to put (a vehicle) in a certain place" is first recorded 1844. Related: Parked; parking. Park-and-ride is from 1966.