[ pahrk ]
/ pɑrk /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to park a car, bicycle, etc.
Informal. to engage in kissing and caressing in a parked car.

Nearby words

  1. parisyllabic,
  2. parity,
  3. parity check,
  4. parity conjugation,
  5. parity price,
  6. park and ride,
  7. park avenue,
  8. park chung hee,
  9. park forest,
  10. park keeper

Origin of park

1225–75; Middle English (noun) < Old French parc enclosure < Late Latin *parricus < West Germanic *parruk (see paddock1)

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for parked

British Dictionary definitions for parked


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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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Derived Formsparklike, adjective

Word Origin for park

C13: from Old French parc, from Medieval Latin parricus enclosure, from Germanic; compare Old High German pfarrih pen, Old English pearruc paddock 1

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Word Origin and History for parked
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