park

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English[edit]

Charles Bond Park, Yinnar, Victoria, Australia
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English park, from Old French parc ‎(livestock pen), from Medieval Latin parcus, parricus, from Frankish *parrik ‎(enclosure, pen), from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz ‎(enclosure, fence). Cognate with Old High German pfarrih, pferrih ‎(enclosure, pen), Old English pearroc ("enclosure"; > modern English paddock), Old Norse parrak ‎(enclosure, pen" also "distress, anxiety). More at parrock, paddock.

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park ‎(plural parks)

  1. An area of land set aside for environment preservation or recreation.
    1. 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.
      • Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
        While in the park I sing, the listening deer / Attend my passion, and forget to fear.
    2. A piece of ground in or near a city or town, enclosed and kept for ornament and recreation.
      Hyde Park in London;  Central Park in New York
      • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 23, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
        If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.
      • 1994, Robert Ferro,The Blue Star:
        I roamed the streets and parks, as far removed from the idea of art and pretense as I could take myself, discovering there the kind of truth I was supposed to be setting down on paper…
    3. An enclosed parcel of land stocked with animals for hunting, which one may have by prescription or royal grant.
  2. (US) A wide, flat-bottomed valley in a mountainous region.
    • 1878, The San Francisco Western Lancet. a Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery, volume 7, number 3:
      The mountain region thus limited consists of extensive and often level-floored valleys, sometimes many miles broad, and elevated 4,000 to 5,000 feet above the sea, called "parks" in local topography, which are interposed between innumerable rocky mountain ridges ....
    • 1895, Whitman Cross, ‎Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Geology and Mining Industries of the Cripple Creek District, Colorado, page 54:
      High Park is a depression of 10 or 12 square miles in extent [] at a general elevation of 7,500 feet. Its smooth floor is partly due to volcanic tuff of the western volcanic area, but chielfly to a find lake-bed deposit of yellowish sandstone....
    • 1897, The Colliery Engineer, volume 17, page 207:
      The so-called park is a very broad, open valley,between the Sangre de Cristo range on the east, and the volcanic San Juan and Conejos ranges on the west
    • 1911, Edward W. Harnden, “A Western Mountaineering Summer”, in Appalachia, volume XII:
      ...the ridges flatten and, higher up, before reaching the upper snow-fields of the mountain, broaden out into high plateaus, the beautiful so-called parks or meadows.
    • 1975, Frits Van der Leeden, ‎Lawrence A. Cerrillo, ‎David William Miller, Ground-water pollution problems in the Northwestern United States:
      Several structural basins, so-called "parks" within the crystalline rocks, are underlain by alluvial and terrace deposits, and in some cases, by Tertiary sediments.
  3. An area used for specific purposes.
    1. An open space occupied by or reserved for vehicles, matériel or stores.
      a wagon park;   an artillery park
    2. A partially enclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
    3. An area zoned for a particular (industrial or commercial) purpose.
      business park;  industrial park;  science park
      • 2013 June 21, Chico Harlan, “Japan pockets the subsidy …”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 30:
        Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."
    4. An area on which a sporting match is played; (soccer) a pitch.
      • 2010 December 28, Owen Phillips, “Sunderland 0-2 Blackpool”, in BBC:
        But because of their dominance in the middle of the park and the sheer volume of chances, Sunderland boss Steve Bruce must have been staggered and sickened in equal measure when the visitors took the lead five minutes after the break.
  4. (Britain) An inventory of matériel.
    A country's tank park or artillery park.
  5. (Australia, New Zealand) A space in which to leave a car; a parking space.
    • 2003, “Johnny”, Melbourne Blackout, in Sleazegrinder (editor), Gigs from Hell: True Stories from Rock and Roll′s Frontline, page 174,
      We got to the 9th Ward and as luck would have it I found a park for my bro′s car right out the front.
    • 2010, Sandy Curtis, Dangerous Deception, Clan Destine Press, Australia, unnumbered page,
      Once they′d entered the floors of parking spaces, James found a park relatively easily, but Mark had difficulty, and only a swift sprint allowed him to catch up as James walked through the throngs of people in the casino with the determination of a man who didn′t want to be delayed.
    • 2011, Antonia Magee, The Property Diaries: A Story of Buying a House, Finding a Man and Making a Home … All on a Single Income!, John Wiley & Sons Australia, unnumbered page,
      We finally found a park and walked a few blocks to the building.

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park ‎(third-person singular simple present parks, present participle parking, simple past and past participle parked)

  1. (transitive) To bring (something such as a vehicle) to a halt or store in a specified place.
    You can park the car in front of the house.
    I parked the drive heads of my hard disk before travelling with my laptop.
  2. (transitive, informal) To defer (a matter) until a later date.
    Let's park that until next week's meeting.
  3. (transitive) To bring together in a park, or compact body.
    to park artillery, wagons, automobiles, etc.
  4. (transitive) To enclose in a park, or as in a park.
    • Shakespeare
      How are we parked, and bounded in a pale.
  5. (transitive, baseball) To hit a home run, to hit the ball out of the park.
    He really parked that one.
  6. (intransitive, slang) To engage in romantic or sexual activities inside a nonmoving vehicle.
    They stopped at a romantic overlook, shut off the engine, and parked.
  7. (transitive, informal, sometimes reflexive) To sit, recline, or put, especially in a manner suggesting an intent to remain for some time.
    He came in and parked himself in our living room.
    Park your bags in the hall.
  8. (transitive, finance) To invest money temporarily in an investment instrument considered to relatively free of risk, especially while awaiting other opportunities.
    We decided to park our money in a safe, stable, low-yield bond fund until market conditions improve.
  9. (Internet) To register a domain name, but make no use of it (See domain parking)
  10. (transitive, oyster culture) To enclose in a park, or partially enclosed basin.
  11. (intransitive, dated) To promenade or drive in a park.
  12. (intransitive, dated, of horses) To display style or gait on a park drive.

Antonyms[edit]

(bring to a halt): unpark

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Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

park ?

  1. field

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French parc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paːrk/, [pʰɑːɡ̊]

Noun[edit]

park c (singular definite parken, plural indefinite parker)

  1. park

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch parc, from Old Dutch *parruk, from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz ‎(enclosure, fence). Doublet of perk.

Noun[edit]

park n ‎(plural parken, diminutive parkje n)

  1. park

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

park

  1. Imperative singular of parken.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of parken.

Hungarian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

park ‎(plural parkok)

  1. park

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative park parkok
accusative parkot parkokat
dative parknak parkoknak
instrumental parkkal parkokkal
causal-final parkért parkokért
translative parkká parkokká
terminative parkig parkokig
essive-formal parkként parkokként
essive-modal
inessive parkban parkokban
superessive parkon parkokon
adessive parknál parkoknál
illative parkba parkokba
sublative parkra parkokra
allative parkhoz parkokhoz
elative parkból parkokból
delative parkról parkokról
ablative parktól parkoktól
Possessive forms of park
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. parkom parkjaim
2nd person sing. parkod parkjaid
3rd person sing. parkja parkjai
1st person plural parkunk parkjaink
2nd person plural parkotok parkjaitok
3rd person plural parkjuk parkjaik

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Park, from Old French parc ‎(livestock pen), from Medieval Latin parcus, parricus, from Frankish *parric ‎(enclosure, pen), from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz ‎(enclosure, fence).

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park m

  1. park (piece of ground, in or near a city or town, enclosed and kept for ornament and recreation)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin parricus, via French parc

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park m ‎(definite singular parken, indefinite plural parker, definite plural parkene)

  1. a park (preserved green open space, usually open to the public)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin parricus, via French parc

Noun[edit]

park m ‎(definite singular parken, indefinite plural parkar, definite plural parkane)

  1. a park (as above)

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Polish[edit]

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park m inan

  1. park (e.g., a ground for recreation in a city or town)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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pȁrk m ‎(Cyrillic spelling па̏рк)

  1. park

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse parrak, from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz.

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park c (pl parker, def sing parken, def pl parkerna)

  1. park (in a city)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of park 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative park parken parker parkerna
Genitive parks parkens parkers parkernas