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  1. park
  2. noun

    • 1. a large public green area in a town, used for recreation:

      a walk around the park
      Synonym : public garden, recreation ground, playground, play area, public/municipal park
    • 2. a large area of land kept in its natural state for public recreational use.

    • 3. a large enclosed piece of ground, typically with woodland and pasture, attached to a large country house:

      the house is set in its own park
      Synonym : parkland, grassland, woodland, garden(s), lawns, grounds, estate, greensward
    • 4. a large enclosed area of land used to accommodate wild animals in captivity:

      penguin chicks are reared regularly at the park a panda cub is drawing the crowds at a wildlife park
    • 5. a stadium or enclosed area used for sports.

    • 6. (in the western US) a broad, flat, mostly open area in a mountainous region.

    • 7. an area devoted to a specified purpose:

      an industrial park
    • 8. a parking lot or garage:

      a coach park
    • 9. (in a car with automatic transmission) the position of the gear selector in which the gears are locked, preventing the vehicle's movement.


    • 1. bring (a vehicle that one is driving) to a halt and leave it temporarily, typically in a parking lot or by the side of the road:

      he parked his car outside her house he couldn't find anywhere to park
      Synonym : leave, station, position, stop, pull up
    • 2. deposit and leave in a convenient place until required:

      come on in, and park your bag by the door
      Synonym : put, put down, place, deposit, set, set down, leave, stick, shove, dump, plump, plonk, plunk, bung
    • 3. sit down:

      after dinner, we parked ourselves on a pair of couches
    • 4. postpone consideration of (an idea or plan) until a later date:

      could I suggest we park that suggestion for the moment?
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: park, plural noun: parks

    • noun

      a large public garden or area of land used for recreation:

      a large enclosed piece of ground attached to a country house:

    • verb

      bring (a vehicle that one is driving) to a halt and leave it temporarily, typically in a car park or by the side of the road:

      leave (something) in a convenient place until required:

    • a city in north central California, south of San Francisco; population 30,087 (est. 2008).

      a historic community in central New Jersey, in the township of Edison, northeast of New Brunswick, the site of the laboratory of Thomas Edison.

    • noun

      an area with special amenities where trailers are parked and used for recreation or as permanent homes.

      lacking refinement, taste, or quality; coarse:

    • noun

      a cemetery:

      a park designed for contemplation or recreation, commemorating the death of an individual or of many people through a natural or other disaster, or through military action:

    • a town in southeastern New York, on the Hudson River, north of Poughkeepsie, associated with the family of Franklin D. Roosevelt; population 20,270 (est. 2008).

      a park in western central London, England.

    • a village in southeastern New York; population 719 (est. 2008). Developed in the 1880s as a retreat for the rich, it gave its name to the evening jacket.
    • a resort and citrus-growing city in east central Florida, northeast of Orlando; population 27,909 (est. 2008).
    • (1771–1806), Scottish explorer. He undertook a series of explorations in western Africa (1795–97), among them the navigation of the Niger.
    • noun

      a scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife:
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