- The definition of a park is an area of land used for various purposes such as recreation, playgrounds and swimming.
An example of a park is a public space with a pool, swing set and slide.
- Park is defined as to make into an outdoor recreational area, or store in such a space, or to put a car in a space temporarily.
- An example of park is to enclose an area of land to make a playground.
- An example of park is to bring a car into the driveway.
A family enjoying a picnic in the park.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- Eng. Law, Historical an enclosed area of land, held by royal grant or prescription, stocked and preserved for hunting
- an area of land containing pasture, woods, lakes, etc., surrounding a large country house
- an area of public land; specif.,
- an area in or near a city, usually laid out with walks, drives, playgrounds, etc., for public recreation
- an open square in a city, with benches, trees, etc.
- a large area known for its natural scenery and preserved for public recreation by a state or national government
- ☆ West a level, open area surrounded by mountains or forest
- that arrangement of bands, clutches, etc. in an automatic transmission that disengages and locks the drive wheels of a motor vehicle
- parking lot
- an area set aside for a particular commercial use; specif.,
- amusement park
- industrial park
- Mil. an area for storing and servicing vehicles and other equipment
Origin: Middle English parc from Old French from Midieval Latin parricus from Iberian an unverified form parra from source Spanish parra, trellis, grape vine
- to enclose in or as in a park
- to store (military equipment) in a park
- ☆ to leave (a vehicle) in a place temporarily
- ☆ to maneuver (a vehicle) into a space where it can be left temporarily
- ☆ Informal to leave in a particular place; deposit
- Finance to transfer (securities) temporarily, as to conceal ownership
- parker noun
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- An area of land set aside for public use, as:a. A piece of land with few or no buildings within or adjoining a town, maintained for recreational and ornamental purposes.b. A landscaped city square.c. A large tract of rural land kept in its natural state and usually reserved for the enjoyment and recreation of visitors.
- A broad, fairly level valley between mountain ranges: the high parks of the Rocky Mountains.
- A tract of land attached to a country house, especially when including extensive gardens, woods, pastures, or a game preserve.
- Sports A stadium or an enclosed playing field: a baseball park.
- a. An area where military vehicles or artillery are stored and serviced.b. The materiel kept in such an area.
- An area in or near a town designed and usually zoned for a certain purpose: a commercial park.
- A position in an automatic transmission that disengages the gears and sets the brake so the vehicle cannot move: put the car in park and turned off the engine.
- To put or leave (a vehicle) for a time in a certain location.
- Aerospace To place (a spacecraft or satellite) in a usually temporary orbit.
- Informal To place or leave temporarily: parked the baby with neighbors; parking cash in a local bank account.
- To assemble (artillery or other equipment) in a military park.
- To park a motor vehicle: pulled over and parked next to the curb.
- Slang To engage in kissing and caressing in a vehicle stopped in a secluded spot.
Origin: Middle English, game preserve, enclosed tract of land, from Old French parc, of Germanic origin.
- parkˈer noun
, Mungo 1771-1806.
park - Computer Definition
To retract the read/write head on a hard disk to its home location before the unit is physically moved in order to prevent damage. Most modern drives park themselves when the power is turned off. See drop protection.
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