- 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 parked
I told them it was back where I parked my car, so they offered me a ride.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yet another video catches the sounds of the gunshots and shows Brinsley standing by the parked radio car.
In the mid-afternoon, Ramos and Liu were parked on Tomkins Avenue on a meal break.
At the wake, Maria parked the wheelchair next to the coffin, the CD player in the seat as if he were ready to roll.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won|Michael Daly|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the summer and in hotter regions, they provide shade for parked cars, preventing them from getting too hot.
A horse and carriage had been tied to a hitching post and by contrast an expensive, new automobile was parked beside it.Hoofbeats on the Turnpike|Mildred A. Wirt
When they had finished eating, Nick shaved, cleaned himself up and followed Andy out to where his car was parked.The Sex Life of the Gods|Michael Knerr
It was hard to slip back in among the parked cars and sit down on a running board, but he forced himself to do it.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F|R. Sidney Bowen
The suspect was found in his parked automobile, not far from the scene of the accident.The Atomic Fingerprint|Bernard Keisch
A little prowling revealed a parked plane, long unused because those who had flown it here had grown too big to use it.Of Stegner's Folly|Richard S. Shaver
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.