1. a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property;
- Example: "there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park"
[syn: park, parkland]
2. a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area;
- Example: "they went for a walk in the park"
[syn: park, commons, common, green]
3. a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games);
- Example: "take me out to the ballpark"
[syn: ballpark, park]
4. Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806);
[syn: Park, Mungo Park]
5. a lot where cars are parked;
[syn: parking lot, car park, park, parking area]
6. a gear position that acts as a parking brake;
- Example: "the put the car in park and got out"
1. place temporarily;
- Example: "park the car in the yard"
- Example: "park the children with the in-laws"
- Example: "park your bag in this locker"
2. maneuver a vehicle into a parking space;
- Example: "Park the car in front of the library"
- Example: "Can you park right here?"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Park \Park\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parked; p. pr. & vb. n. Parking.] 1. To inclose in a park, or as in a park. [1913 Webster] How are we parked, and bounded in a pale. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) To bring together in a park, or compact body; as, to park artillery, wagons, automobiles, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. In oyster culture, to inclose in a park. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 4. 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. Note: a vehicle stopped but still running with the driver in it is said to be standing. parallel-park [PJC] 5. To place (an object) in a temporary location; as, to park oneself on the couch; to park one's money in a mutual fund. [informal] [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Park \Park\ (p[aum]rk), n. [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.] 1. (Eng. Law) A piece of ground inclosed, and stored with beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription, or the king's grant. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] While in the park I sing, the listening deer Attend my passion, and forget to fear. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mil.) 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. [1913 Webster] 5. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown. [Written also parc.] [1913 Webster] 6. Any place where vehicles are assembled according to a definite arrangement; also, the vehicles. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 7. 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. [PJC] Park of artillery. See under Artillery. Park phaeton, a small, low carriage, for use in parks. industrial parka region located typically in a suburban or rural area, zoned by law for specific types of business use (as, retail business, light industry, and sometimes heavy industry), often having some parklike characteristics, and having businesses, parking lots, and sometimes recreation areas and restaurants. The sponsoring agency may also provide supporting facilities, such as water towers, office buildings, or for large industrial parks, an airport. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Park \Park\, v. i. 1. To promenade or drive in a park; also, of horses, to display style or gait on a park drive. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. 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. [PJC] ParkaU.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Park, KS (city, FIPS 54400) Location: 39.11229 N, 100.36166 W Population (1990): 150 (91 housing units) Area: 0.8 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 67751 Park, PA Zip code(s): 15690Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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