parking

[ par-king ]
/ ˈpær kɪŋ /

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.

Origin of parking

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

OTHER WORDS FROM parking

un·park·ing, adjective

Definition for parking (2 of 2)

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)

OTHER WORDS FROM park

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British Dictionary definitions for parking (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for parking (2 of 2)

park
/ (pɑːk) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of park

parklike, 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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