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.
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.
to park a car, bicycle, etc.
Informal. to engage in kissing and caressing in a parked car.
- parker, noun
- parklike, adjective
- o·ver·park, verb
- re·park, verb
- su·per·park, noun
- un·parked, adjective
- well-parked, adjective
Other definitions for Park (2 of 2)
Mun·go [muhng-goh], /ˈmʌŋ goʊ/, 1771–1806?, Scottish explorer in Africa.
Robert E., 1864–1944, U.S. sociologist.
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How to use park in a sentence
Because there wasn’t much time between checking the traps, there was no point driving back to the park to sit alone on a bench.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes) | Kenneth Catania | September 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
“Without any revenue, you’re seeing baseball parks and cities having to close their doors,” says Marissa Kiss, doctoral student studying the issue at George Mason University in Virginia.Can Small-Town America Survive Pandemic’s Hit to Minor League Baseball? | Charu Kasturi | September 14, 2020 | Ozy
Where this gets tricky is when you play with strangers, either in the park or in an intramural league, Thomas says.
You can drive down to the bottom of the hill and park a two-minute walk from the beach, or park at the top and walk down the hill.
From downtown Tucson, the 131-mile Loop gets you within two miles of the park.
He is expected to spend the next few days closeted with lawyers and advisers at his home, Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great park.
But Sarah Ferguson still lives in the family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great park, when she is in the U.K.
Barry showed me his room—a one bedroom with a killer view of Riverbank State park and the Hudson.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He used to walk through the park, and note with pleasure the care that his father bestowed on the gigantic property.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The great park which surrounded it was one of the most celebrated in all England, celebrated alike for its size and its beauty.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The road descended on the other side, and we followed it till we came unexpectedly upon a little circular park.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Within were the park and the deer, and the mansion rearing its brilliant columns amidst the redundant groves of a Spanish autumn.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
In Windsor park, 960 trees were blown down and more than a thousand damaged; 146 shipwrecks occurred on the coasts.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for park (1 of 2)
a large area of land preserved in a natural state for recreational use by the public: See 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 prescription: Compare forest (def. 5)
an area designed and landscaped to accommodate a group of related enterprises, businesses, research establishments, etc: science 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 left: try 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 somewhere: park yourself in front of the fire
(intr) military to arrange equipment in a park
(tr) to enclose in or as a park
- parklike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Park (2 of 2)
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
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