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Definition of "park" []

  • An area of land set aside for public use, as: (noun)
  • A piece of land with few or no buildings within or adjoining a town, maintained for recreational and ornamental purposes. (noun)
  • A landscaped city square. (noun)
  • A large tract of rural land kept in its natural state and usually reserved for the enjoyment and recreation of visitors. (noun)
  • A broad, fairly level valley between mountain ranges: the high parks of the Rocky Mountains. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "park" in a sentence
  • "If 'twa'n't perfectly ridiculous I'd say 'twas to be a park -- just imagine a _park_! ""
  • "The word park was added to English during the medieval period, but it came attached to specific meanings introduced by speakers of French, whose rule of England deeply influenced English."
  • "I use the term park loosely because it was essentially some green space in between a public pool and an elementary school."