From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Outdoor, Baseball
parkpark1 /pɑːk $ pɑːrk/ ●●● S1 W2 noun [countable] 1 DLOAREAa large open area with grass and trees, especially in a town, where people can walk, play games etc Let’s go for a walk in the park. a park bench a flat overlooking Hyde Park2 AREAa large area of land in the country which has been kept in its natural state to protect the plants and animals therenational/state/county park the Lake District National Park3 DHAREA British English a large enclosed area of land, with grass and trees, around a big house in the countryside4 the park5 American English informalDSB the field where a game of baseball is played amusement park, ball park(1), car park, national park, safari park, science park, theme park, trailer park
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parkThey had a sheet showing a car park and also cars to cut out.Faults were discovered in the mountings on the crash barriers around the top deck of the car park in July.He proposed opening a second restaurant in the park to emulate the success of the Beach Chalet.In fact, they say, he hid in the labyrinth of coal pits beside the river in the park.Under any plan, said Griffin and Kennedy, the park faces $ 30 million to $ 50 million worth of rehabilitation.To help tackle the problem, the park authority is carrying out a research study.From 1924 until his death, he lived and worked in a studio adjacent to the park.The park is alive with bright color in the warmer months.national/state/county parkSubstantial fee increases for about 100 national parks will be announced by Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt over the next two months.We have already announced our intention to establish independent authorities for the eight national parks currently run as county council committees.Each sovereign state has enacted legislation establishing national parks, scientific or scenic reserves and wilderness areas.My boss was struggling to finance every national park and game reserve in the country.Many poor countries neglect their national parks.
Related topics: Motor vehicles
parkpark2 ●●● S2 verb 1 [intransitive, transitive]TTC to put a car or other vehicle in a particular place for a period of time You can’t park here – it’s private property. I couldn’t find anywhere to park. She parked the car on the drive. a line of parked cars2 [transitive] spokenPUT to put something in a particular place for a period of time, especially in a way that annoys someonepark something on/in etc something He parked a load of papers on my desk.3 park yourself park up
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parkI couldn't find a place to park.Jack led Rothstein and friend to the West Side garage where the booze truck was parked.There were cars parked down both sides even if I'd wanted to get closer, which I didn't.Taxis have been parking here for more than thirty years.He called for tougher action by police on motorists who illegally park in and around existing bus stops.The spacious restaurant surrounded by a convenient parking lot beams out yellow.The palm-tree groves and pedestrian walkways represent a welcome change from the mostly treeless parking lots elsewhere in the valley.I informed Withers I would be needing my old parking space.My dad would park the Horsebox in the pub's car park.
From King Business Dictionaryparkpark1 /pɑːkpɑːrk/ noun [countable] industrial/science/business/retail park (also office park American English)PROPERTY an area of land where there are several small businesses or factories. The buildings there are often rented from local governmentStapleton Airport became an industrial park after the opening of Denver’s new airport.Several large corporations have their regional headquarters in the business park.parkpark2 verb [transitive]FINANCE if someone parks money, shares etc they leave them with another person or organization. If an investor does this to hide the fact that they own the money, shares etc, they are breaking the lawFund assets are parked to avoid exposing too large a portion to the risk of loss in the markets.He was accused of helping investors park stock to conceal their true ownership.parking noun [uncountable]He pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in a stock parking arrangement with a speculator.→ See Verb tableOrigin park1 (1200-1300) Old French parc, from Medieval Latin parricus