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park (pɑːk Pronunciation for park



  1. a large area of land preserved in a natural state for recreational use by the public See also national park
  2. a piece of open land in a town with public amenities
  3. (New Zealand) an area, esp of mountain country, reserved for recreational purposes
  4. a large area of land forming a private estate
  5. (English law) an enclosed tract of land where wild beasts are protected, acquired by a subject by royal grant or prescription Compare forest (sense 5)
  6. an area designed and landscaped to accommodate a group of related enterprises, businesses, research establishments, etc   ⇒ science park
  7. (US & Canadian) See amusement park
  8. (US & Canadian & New Zealand) See car park
  9. (US & Canadian) a playing field or sports stadium
  10. See the park

  11. a gear selector position on the automatic transmission of a motor vehicle that acts as a parking brake
  12. the area in which the equipment and supplies of a military formation are assembled
  13. a high valley surrounded by mountains in the western US


  1. to stop and leave (a vehicle) temporarily
  2. to manoeuvre (a motor vehicle) into a space for it to be left   ⇒ try to park without hitting the kerb
  3. (stock exchange) to register (securities) in the name of another or of nominees in order to conceal their real ownership
  4. (transitive) (informal) to leave or put somewhere   ⇒ park yourself in front of the fire
  5. (intransitive) (military) to arrange equipment in a park
  6. (transitive) to enclose in or as a park

Derived Forms

ˈparkˌlike adjective

Word Origin

C13: from Old French parc, from Medieval Latin parricus enclosure, from Germanic; compare Old High German pfarrih pen, Old English pearruc paddock1


View thesaurus entry
= recreation ground, garden, playground, pleasure garden, playpark, domain, forest park
= parkland, grounds, estate, lawns, woodland, grassland
= field, pitch, playing field
= put (down), leave, place, stick, deposit, dump, shove, plonk

Quotations including 'park'

  • "The parks are the lungs of London" [William Pitt, Earl of Chatham]

Park (pɑːk Pronunciation for Park



  1. Mungo ((ˈmʌŋɡəʊ)). 1771–1806, Scottish explorer. He led two expeditions (1795–97; 1805–06) to trace the course of the Niger in Africa. He was drowned during the second expedition
  2. Nick, full name Nicholas Wulstan Park. born 1958, British animator and film director; his films include A Grand Day Out (1992), which introduced the characters Wallace and Gromit, and the feature-length Chicken Run (2000)
  3. Chung Hee. ((ˈtʃʊŋ ˈhiː)). 1917–79, South Korean politician; president of the Republic of Korea (1963–79); assassinated

Translations for 'park'

  • British English: parkPronunciation for park A park is a place with grass and trees. People go to parks to take exercise or play games.pɑːk NOUN
  • Arabic: مُتَنَزَهٌPronunciation for مُتَنَزَهٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: parquePronunciation for parque
  • Chinese: 公园Pronunciation for 公园
  • Croatian: parkPronunciation for park
  • Czech: parkPronunciation for park
  • Danish: parkPronunciation for park
  • Dutch: parkPronunciation for park
  • European Spanish: parquePronunciation for parque
  • Finnish: puistoPronunciation for puisto
  • French: parcPronunciation for parcespace vert
  • German: ParkPronunciation for Park Parks
  • Greek: πάρκοPronunciation for πάρκο
  • Italian: parcoPronunciation for parco
  • Japanese: 公園Pronunciation for 公園
  • Korean: 공원Pronunciation for 공원자연
  • Norwegian: parkPronunciation for park
  • Polish: parkPronunciation for park
  • Portuguese: parquePronunciation for parque
  • Romanian: parc parcuri
  • Russian: паркPronunciation for парк
  • Spanish: parquePronunciation for parque
  • Swedish: parkPronunciation for park
  • Thai: สวนสาธารณะPronunciation for สวนสาธารณะ
  • Turkish: parkPronunciation for park
  • Ukrainian: парк
  • Vietnamese: công viênPronunciation for công viên
  • British English: parkPronunciation for park When someone parks a car, they leave it somewhere.They parked in the street outside the house.I parked the car outside the house.pɑːk VERB
  • Arabic: يَركُنُ سِيَارَةًPronunciation for يَركُنُ سِيَارَةً
  • Brazilian Portuguese: estacionarPronunciation for estacionar
  • Chinese: 停泊车辆Pronunciation for 停泊车辆
  • Croatian: parkiratiPronunciation for parkirati
  • Czech: parkovatPronunciation for parkovat zaparkovat
  • Danish: parkerePronunciation for parkere
  • Dutch: parkerenPronunciation for parkeren
  • European Spanish: aparcarPronunciation for aparcar
  • Finnish: pysäköidäPronunciation for pysäköidä
  • French: garerPronunciation for garer
  • German: parkenPronunciation for parken
  • Greek: παρκάρωPronunciation for παρκάρω
  • Italian: parcheggiarePronunciation for parcheggiare
  • Japanese: 駐車するPronunciation for 駐車する
  • Korean: 주차하다Pronunciation for 주차하다
  • Norwegian: parkerePronunciation for parkere
  • Polish: zaparkowaćPronunciation for zaparkować parkować
  • Portuguese: estacionarPronunciation for estacionar
  • Romanian: a parca
  • Russian: парковать(ся)Pronunciation for парковать(ся)
  • Spanish: estacionarPronunciation for estacionar
  • Swedish: parkeraPronunciation for parkera
  • Thai: จอดรถPronunciation for จอดรถ
  • Turkish: park etmekPronunciation for park etmek
  • Ukrainian: паркуватися припаркуватися
  • Vietnamese: đỗ xePronunciation for đỗ xe

Example Sentences Including 'park'

Bambi Park, their rendezvous, was an amusement park built by Slobodan Milosevic's son, Marko.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)
Marijke emerged blinking into the daylight of the police station car park.
We're not exactly living in a trailer park in case you haven't noticed.
Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THIS (2002)


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