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Definition of "parking" []

  • The act or practice of temporarily leaving a vehicle or maneuvering a vehicle into a certain location. (noun)
  • Space in which to park vehicles or a vehicle: ample parking behind the building. (noun)
  • Upper Midwest & Western U.S. The grass strip, often planted with shade trees, between a sidewalk and a street. Also called regionally boulevard, boulevard strip, grassplot, neutral ground, parking strip, parkway, terrace, tree belt, tree lawn. (noun)
  • Slang Kissing or caressing in a vehicle stopped in a secluded spot. (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 "parking" in a sentence
  • "Should we dignify meter maids and meter lads with the term "parking enforcement" when the entire scheme is merely a shakedown?"
  • "The practice has gained popularity in car-congested cities within and beyond the United States, and has urged people to take a fresh look at the forgotten park encased in the word parking."
  • "Most convenient: Valet parking, $30/day, on the departure level across from the new American Airlines area at Concourse D. Short-term parking is also $30/day."