Park, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parked p. pr. & vb. n. Parking.]
1. To inclose in a park, or as in a park.
How are we parked, and bounded in a pale. --Shak.
2. Mil. To bring together in a park, or compact body; as, to park artillery, wagons, automobiles, etc.
3. In oyster culture, to inclose in a park.
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.
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.
While in the park I sing, the listening deer
Attend my passion, and forget to fear. --Waller.
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.
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.
5. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown. [Written also parc.]
6. Any place where vehicles are assembled according to a definite arrangement; also, the vehicles.
Park, v. i.
1. To promenade or drive in a park; also, of horses, to display style or gait on a park drive.
n 1: a large area of land preserved in its natural state as
public property; "there are laws that protect the
wildlife in this park" [syn: parkland]
2: a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area;
"they went for a walk in the park" [syn: commons, common,
3: a facility in which ball games are played (especially
baseball games); "take me out to the ballpark" [syn: ballpark]
4: Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806) [syn: Mungo Park]
5: a lot where cars are parked [syn: parking lot, car park,
6: a gear position that acts as a parking brake; "the put the
car in park and got out"
v 1: place temporarily; "park the car in the yard"; "park the
children with the in-laws"; "park your bag in this
2: maneuver a vehicle into a parking space; "Park the car in
front of the library"; "Can you park right here?"