Park (?), n. [AS. pearroc, or perh. rather fr. F. parc; both being of the same origin; cf. LL. parcus, parricus, Ir. & Gael. pairc, W. park, parwg. Cf. Paddock an inclosure, Parrock.]

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. Mozley & W.


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. Chaucer.

While in the park I sing, the listening deer
Attend my passion, and forget to fear.


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.


A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown. [Written also parc.]

Park of artillery. See under Artillery. --
Park phaeton, a small, low carriage, for use in parks.


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Park, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Parking.]


To inclose in a park, or as in a park.

How are we parked, and bounded in a pale.

2. (Mil.)

To bring together in a park, or compact body; as, to park the artillery, the wagons, etc.


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Park, n.

Any place where vehicles are assembled according to a definite arrangement; also, the vehicles.


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Park, v. t.


To bring together in a park, or compact body; as, to park artillery, wagons, automobiles, etc.


In oyster culture, to inclose in a park.


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Park, v. i.

To promenade or drive in a park; also, of horses, to display style or gait on a park drive.


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