- The act or practice of temporarily leaving a vehicle or maneuvering a vehicle into a certain location.
- Space in which to park vehicles or a vehicle: ample parking behind the building.
- Upper Midwest & Western U.S. The grass strip, often planted with shade trees, between a sidewalk and a street. Also called regionally boulevard, boulevard strip, grassplot, neutral ground, parking strip, parkway, terrace, tree belt, tree lawn.
- Slang Kissing or caressing in a vehicle stopped in a secluded spot.
To the majority of Americans, the grassy strip between the sidewalk and the street is called simply the grassy strip between the sidewalk and the street.
However, in some parts of the country, it has acquired specific names. In the Midwest and West, it is often called the parking
and in Washington State it is the parking strip,
according to the survey conducted by the Dictionary of American Regional English.
In the Upper Midwest, it is also known as the boulevard
or boulevard strip;
around the Great Lakes and in the Midwest, it is sometimes a terrace;
around the Great Lakes and in especially northeastern Ohio, it is also called a tree lawn.
In Massachusetts it is a tree belt;
in the Atlantic states, sometimes a grassplot;
and in Louisiana and Mississippi, neutral ground.
Some of these words are also used for the grassy strip in the middle of a street or highway. See Note at neutral ground