parking

[ par-king ]
/ ˈpær kɪŋ /
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noun

adjective

of, pertaining to, used for, or engaged in parking, especially of vehicles: parking regulations; a parking ticket; a parking space; a parking attendant.

Nearby words

  1. parkersburg,
  2. parkes,
  3. parkette,
  4. parkie,
  5. parkin,
  6. parking brake,
  7. parking disc,
  8. parking lot,
  9. parking meter,
  10. parking orbit

Origin of parking

First recorded in 1520–30; park + -ing1, -ing2

Related formsun·park·ing, adjective

park

[ pahrk ]
/ pɑrk /

noun

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.

Origin of park

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

Related forms
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Park

/ (pɑːk) /

noun

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

park

/ (pɑːk) /

noun

verb

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 parking
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