Definition for parks (2 of 2)
- 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 parks
There are parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
As anybody who has seen his now famous rant on Parks and Recreation knows, Patton Oswalt can get a little obsessed.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Paying for all those pensions inevitably means less money for parks and schools.
In January 2014, a lifelong District of Columbia parks employee, Medric Mills, collapsed while walking with his grown daughter.
So there is nothing wrong with using the charms of, say, Parks and Recreation, to create some solid bonding time.
If the school is in the city, pupils may be taken to the parks for this purpose.Home Geography For Primary Grades|C. C. Long
He is the god of this country; half the inns and parks and streets are named after him and his story.The Innocence of Father Brown|G. K. Chesterton
The visitor to Paris is immediately impressed by the magnificence of the city's boulevards, parks and public squares.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
Not just in parks,—parks are good enough for cats,—but in real fields!Fairy Prince and Other Stories|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Alice quite acquiesced in this, having no great desire to be driven through the parks in the gloom of a February afternoon.Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for parks (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for parks (2 of 2)
Word Origin for park
Word Origin and History for parks (1 of 2)
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.