park

A park is an outdoor green space that people use for recreation. People can also park a car, which is to pull into a parking space and stop. Just don’t park your car in a park. Unless you’re a squirrel.

A city park usually has playgrounds, sports fields, walking paths, grass, and trees. There are also larger tracts of wild public land also known as parks, and these often have hiking trails, mountains, or bodies of water. Park is a verb too, meaning "drive into a parking space," so you could park your scooter at the park. Originally this verb referred exclusively to military vehicles, but by 1844 you could park any vehicle at all.

Primary Meanings of park

1.
n
a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
2.
vn
maneuver a vehicle into a parking space
a gear position that acts as a parking brake
Full Definitions of park
1

n a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

“they went for a walk in the park
Synonyms:
common, commons, green
Examples:
Central Park
a large park in Manhattan
Disneyland
an amusement park in Anaheim created in 1955 by Walt Disney
Walt Disney World
a large amusement park established in 1971 to the southwest of Orlando
Types:
amusement park, funfair, pleasure ground
a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement
village green
a village park consisting of a plot of grassy land
theme park
an amusement park that is organized around some theme (as the world of tomorrow)
Type of:
parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
an extended area of land

n a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property

“there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
Synonyms:
parkland
Examples:
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Acadia National Park
a national park in Maine showing marine erosion and glaciation; includes seashore and also the highest point on the Atlantic coast
Arches National Park
a national park in Utah including mountains and the Colorado River gorge and huge rock formations caused by erosion
Badlands National Park
a national park in South Dakota having multicolored peaks and spires resulting from erosion; fossil sites
Big Bend National Park
a large national park in Texas featuring mountains and desert and canyons and wildlife
Biscayne National Park
a national park in Florida having underwater coral reefs and marine life
Bryce Canyon National Park
a national park in Utah having multicolored rock erosions
Canyonlands National Park
a national park in Utah having rock formations and ancient cliff dwellings; canyons of the Green River and the Colorado River
Capitol Reef National Park
a national park in Utah having colorful rock formations and desert plants and wildlife
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
a national park in New Mexico featuring what is probably the world's largest cavern with spectacular underground formations
Channel Islands National Park
a national park in California featuring sea birds and marine life
Crater Lake National Park
a national park in Oregon having the deepest lake in the United States in the crater of an extinct volcano
Denali National Park
a large national park in Alaska having peaks of the Alaska Range (including Mount McKinley) and the huge Denali fault
Everglades National Park
a national park in Florida containing an immense subtropical wilderness with mangrove swamps and rare birds and wild animals
Gates of the Arctic National Park
a large national park in Alaska featuring the Great Mendenhall Glacier
Grand Canyon National Park
a national park in Arizona including the mile deep canyon of the Colorado River which shows geologic features and fossil plants and animals
Grand Teton National Park
a national park in Wyoming featuring mountains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
a national park in Tennessee and North Carolina that includes the highest mountain in the eastern United States
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
a national park in Texas that has the highest point in Texas; includes desert wilderness and the ancient Apache hunting grounds
Haleakala National Park
a national park in Hawaii including a dormant volcano
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
a national park in Hawaii featuring active volcanoes
Hot Springs National Park
a national park in Arkansas featuring ancient hot springs; bathing is said to have therapeutic effects
Isle Royal National Park
a national park on an island in Michigan; includes prehistoric iron mines
Katmai National Park
a national park in Alaska featuring mountains
Kenai Fjords National Park
a national park in Alaska having mountains and whale watching and ancient Indian copper mines
Kings Canyon National Park
a national park in California that has giant sequoia trees and alpine lakes and glaciers
Kobuk Valley National Park
a national park in Alaska having mountains and forests and tundra and sand dunes and archeological sites
Lake Clark National Park
a national park in Alaska having Eskimo and Athapaskan archeological sites
Lassen Volcanic National Park
a national park in California having mountains and volcanic lakes and hot springs
Mammoth Cave National Park
a national park in Kentucky having a large cavern and an underground river
Mesa Verde National Park
a national park in Colorado containing prehistoric cliff dwellings; semiarid landscape
Mount Ranier National Park
a national park in Washington having mountain terrain featuring glaciers and alpine lakes and streams and swamps
North Cascades National Park
a national park in Washington that is an alpine wilderness area featuring gold rush and logging campsites
Olympic National Park
a national park in Washington having rain forests of giant evergreens
Petrified Forest National Park
a national park in Arizona having the world's largest collection of petrified coniferous trees
Platt National Park
a national park in Oklahoma having mineral springs
Redwood National Park
a national park in California featuring a redwood forest and Pacific Ocean coastline
Rocky Mountain National Park
a national park in Colorado having mountains and lakes and streams and forests
Sequoia National Park
a national park in California that includes Mount Whitney
Shenandoah National Park
a national park in Virginia for the Blue Ridge Mountains
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial National Park
a national park in North Dakota that includes the site of former President Theodore Roosevelt's ranch
Virgin Islands National Park
a national park in the Virgin Islands having tropical plants and animals; sandy beaches and coral reefs
Voyageurs National Park
a national park in Minnesota having ancient rock outcroppings and evergreen forests
Wind Cave National Park
a national park in South Dakota featuring bison herds and limestone caverns
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
the largest national park of the United States; located in Alaska
Yellowstone National Park
the first national park in the United States; located in the border area between Wyoming and Montana and Idaho; spectacular wilderness; famous for Old Faithful geyser and for buffalo and bears
Yosemite National Park
a national park in California famous for its waterfalls and rock formations
Zion National Park
a national park in Utah having huge canyons and gorges carved by mountain rivers
Serengeti National Park
a national park in Tanzania created in 1951 to protect the wildlife
Types:
national park
a tract of land declared by the national government to be public property
safari park
an area of parkland where wild animals are kept and can be viewed by visitors driving through
Type of:
parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
an extended area of land

n a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)

Synonyms:
ballpark
Type of:
arena, bowl, sports stadium, stadium
a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
2

v maneuver a vehicle into a parking space

“Can you park right here?”
Types:
angle-park
park at an angle
parallel-park
park directly behind another vehicle
double-park
park a vehicle alongside another
Type of:
channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

v place temporarily

park the car in the yard”
park the children with the in-laws”
park your bag in this locker”
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

n a gear position that acts as a parking brake

“the put the car in park and got out”
Type of:
gear, gear mechanism
a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

n a lot where cars are parked

Synonyms:
car park, parking area, parking lot
Types:
used-car lot
a parking lot where a dealer in used-cars displays cars for sale
Type of:
lot
a parcel of land having fixed boundaries

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