Definition and Meanings for park

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Park is ranked 3,490 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of park

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of park

as. pearroc, or perh. rather fr. f. parc; both being of the same origin; cf. ll. parcus, parricus, ir. & gael. pairc, w. park, parwg. cf. paddock an inclosure, parrock

Meaning of park


as noun

  • a piece of ground inclosed, and stored with beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription, or the king's grant.
  • 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, inclosed and kept for ornament and recreation; as, hyde park in london; central park in new york.
  • a space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons, and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc., when brought together; also, the objects themselves; as, a park of wagons; a park of artillery.
  • a partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
  • any place where vehicles are assembled according to a definite arrangement; also, the vehicles.
  • a position of the gear lever in a vehicle with automatic transmission, used when the vehicle is stopped, in which the transmission is in neutral and a brake is engaged.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to inclose in a park, or as in a park.
  • to bring together in a park, or compact body; as, to park artillery, wagons, automobiles, etc.
  • in oyster culture, to inclose in a park.
  • to bring (a vehicle) to a stop and leave it standing; -- typically a parked vehicle is off of the public road, the motor is not running, and the driver has left the vehicle.
  • to place (an object) in a temporary location; as, to park oneself on the couch; to park one's money in a mutual fund.

as intransitive verb

  • to promenade or drive in a park; also, of horses, to display style or gait on a park drive.
  • to come to a stop [in a vehicle] off of the public road and leave the vehicle standing; -- typically the motor of a parked vehicle is not left running; as, he parked in a no-parking zone.
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