- 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 parklike
About it were fine country seats surrounded by parklike grounds, with noble trees, clipped hedges, and beautiful gardens.Washington and his Comrades in Arms|George Wrong
We gained the door which, happily, none had remembered to close, and passed out into the parklike grounds beyond.The Virgin of the Sun|H. R. Haggard
The low-rolling hills were bright green, against which blended the darker green of the parklike oaks.Gold|Stewart White
The lower end of the lake is open and parklike, while at the upper end cliffs rise about four thousand feet.Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills
I was glad enough, though, when we struck the parklike levels of the Pitchstone plateau as the scene of our further progression.Pony Tracks|Frederic Remington
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.