- 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
Examples from the Web for parked
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 7, 2015
Yet another video catches the sounds of the gunshots and shows Brinsley standing by the parked radio car.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
December 31, 2014
In the mid-afternoon, Ramos and Liu were parked on Tomkins Avenue on a meal break.In The Shadow of Murdered Cops
December 26, 2014
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
October 13, 2014
In the summer and in hotter regions, they provide shade for parked cars, preventing them from getting too hot.Paved Paradise
The Daily Beast
September 24, 2014
Historical Examples of parked
Lights blazed in every window; a dozen automobiles were parked before the barn.
The little house was bustling; a dozen automobiles were parked in the barnyard.
Seeing the crowd, Wilson drove directly to the yard and parked his machine.
Presently the roar of a motor came from the direction of the parked trucks.The Solar Magnet
Sterner St. Paul Meek
It is parked in the lane between Leland's house and the road.
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.