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 baseball park.
Put the car in park and turned off the engine.
- A piece of land with few or no buildings within or adjoining a town, maintained for recreational and ornamental purposes.
- A landscaped city square.
- A large tract of rural land kept in its natural state and usually reserved for the enjoyment and recreation of visitors.
The high parks of the Rocky Mountains.
Parked the baby with neighbors; parking cash in a local bank account.
Pulled over and parked next to the curb.
- 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.
- A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like.
- A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, enclosed and kept for ornament and recreation.Hyde Park in London; Central Park in New York.
- An enclosed parcel of land stocked with animals for hunting, which one may have by prescription or royal grant.
- (US) A grassy basin surrounded by mountains.
- A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons, and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc., when brought together.A park of wagons; a park of artillery.
- An area zoned for a particular (industrial or technological) purpose.Business park; industrial park; science park.
- (soccer) A pitch; the area on which a match is played.
A country's tank park or artillery park.
You can park the car in front of the house.
I parked the drive heads of my hard disk before travelling with my laptop.
Let's park that until next week's meeting.
How are we parked, and bounded in a pale. "” Shakespeare.
He really parked that one.
An example of a park is a public space with a pool, swing set and slide.
A commercial park.
Origin of park
- Middle English game preserve, enclosed tract of land from Old French parc from Vulgar Latin parricus fence from parra perhaps, “wooden bar, espalier” akin to Spanish parra grapevine grown in an espalier and French barre bar barre
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English park, from Old French parc (“livestock pen"), from Medieval Latin parcus, parricus, from Frankish *parrik (“enclosure, pen"), from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz (“enclosure, fence"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)par- (“beam, log"). Cognate with Old High German pfarrih, pferrih (“enclosure, pen"), Old English pearroc (“enclosure"), Old Norse parrak (“enclosure, pen" also "distress, anxiety"). More at parrock, paddock.