see also: Park
  • enPR: pärk, IPA: /pɑɹk/
    • (Australia, Boston) IPA: [paːk]
    • (New York) IPA: [pɒək]
    • (New Zealand) IPA: [pɐːk]
    • (British) IPA: [pɑːk]
    • (America) IPA: [pɑɹk]

park (plural parks)

  1. An area of land set aside for environment preservation or recreation.
    1. A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, such as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like.
      • 17th century, Edmund Waller, At Penshurst
        While in the park I sing, the listening deer / Attend my passion, and forget to fear.
    2. 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
      • 1994, Robert Ferro,The Blue Star:
        I roamed the streets and parks, as far removed from the idea of art and pretense as I could take myself, discovering there the kind of truth I was supposed to be setting down on paper…
    3. An enclosed parcel of land stocked with animals for hunting, which one may have by prescription or royal grant.
  2. (US) A wide, flat-bottomed valley in a mountainous region.
  3. An area used for specific purposes.
    1. An open space occupied by or reserved for vehicles, matériel or stores.
      a wagon park;   an artillery park
    2. A partially enclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
    3. An area zoned for a particular (industrial or commercial) purpose.
      business park;  industrial park;  science park
    4. An area on which a sporting match is played; (soccer) a pitch.
  4. (UK) An inventory of matériel.
    A country's tank park or artillery park.
  5. (Australia, NZ) A space in which to leave a car; a parking space.
    • 2003, “Johnny”, Melbourne Blackout, in Sleazegrinder (editor), Gigs from Hell: True Stories from Rock and Roll′s Frontline, page 174 ↗,
      We got to the 9th Ward and as luck would have it I found a park for my bro′s car right out the front.
    • 2010, Sandy Curtis, Dangerous Deception, Clan Destine Press, Australia, unnumbered page ↗,
      Once they′d entered the floors of parking spaces, James found a park relatively easily, but Mark had difficulty, and only a swift sprint allowed him to catch up as James walked through the throngs of people in the casino with the determination of a man who didn′t want to be delayed.
    • 2011, Antonia Magee, The Property Diaries: A Story of Buying a House, Finding a Man and Making a Home … All on a Single Income!, John Wiley & Sons Australia, unnumbered page ↗,
      We finally found a park and walked a few blocks to the building.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

park (parks, present participle parking; past and past participle parked)

  1. (transitive) To bring (something such as a vehicle) to a halt or store in a specified place.
    You can park the car in front of the house.
    I parked the drive heads of my hard disk before travelling with my laptop.
  2. (transitive, informal) To defer (a matter) until a later date.
    Let's park that until next week's meeting.
  3. (transitive) To bring together in a park, or compact body.
    to park artillery, wagons, automobiles, etc.
  4. (transitive) To enclose in a park, or as in a park.
    • 1592, William Shakespeare, The First Part of King Henry the Sixth
      O, negligent and heedless discipline!
      How are we park'd and bounded in a pale,
      A little herd of England's timorous deer,
      Mazed with a yelping kennel of French curs!
  5. (transitive, baseball) To hit a home run, to hit the ball out of the park.
    He really parked that one.
  6. (intransitive, slang) To engage in romantic or sexual activities inside a nonmoving vehicle.
    They stopped at a romantic overlook, shut off the engine, and parked.
  7. (transitive, informal, sometimes reflexive) To sit, recline, or put, especially in a manner suggesting an intent to remain for some time.
    He came in and parked himself in our living room.
    Park your bags in the hall.
  8. (transitive, finance) To invest money temporarily in an investment instrument considered to relatively free of risk, especially while awaiting other opportunities.
    We decided to park our money in a safe, stable, low-yield bond fund until market conditions improve.
  9. (Internet) To register a domain name, but make no use of it (See domain parking)
  10. (transitive, oyster culture) To enclose in a park, or partially enclosed basin.
  11. (intransitive, dated) To promenade or drive in a park.
  12. (intransitive, dated, of horses) To display style or gait on a park drive.
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A river in central Connecticut
  • (Conn. river) Hog
Proper noun
  1. Surname Alternative form of Bak#English|Bak.

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