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park

1. a large area of land preserved in a natural state for recreational use by the public
2. a piece of open land in a town with public amenities
3. NZ an area, esp of mountain country, reserved for recreational purposes
4. a large area of land forming a private estate
5. English law an enclosed tract of land where wild beasts are protected, acquired by a subject by royal grant or prescription
6. an area designed and landscaped to accommodate a group of related enterprises, businesses, research establishments, etc.
7. US, Canadian, and NZ See car park
8. the park Brit informal a soccer pitch
9. a gear selector position on the automatic transmission of a motor vehicle that acts as a parking brake
10. a high valley surrounded by mountains in the western US

Park

1. Mungo . 1771--1806, Scottish explorer. He led two expeditions (1795--97; 1805--06) to trace the course of the Niger in Africa. He was drowned during the second expedition
2. Nick, full name Nicholas Wulstan Park. born 1958, British animator and film director; his films include A Grand Day Out (1992), which introduced the characters Wallace and Gromit, and the feature-length Chicken Run (2000)
3. Chung Hee. . 1917--79, South Korean politician; president of the Republic of Korea (1963--79); assassinated

Park

A tract of land set aside for public use; a landscaped city square; also an expanse of enclosed grounds for recreational use within or adjoining a town.

Park

 

a tract of land with natural or specially planted vegetation and often including roads, footpaths, and bodies of water. Parks are used for rest and recreation. A formal park, such as Nizhnii Park in Petrodvorets (early 18th century), is marked by the geometric layout of paths, flower beds, pools, and other elements. The trees and shrubs are often trimmed. A landscape park, for example, the park in Pavlovsk (late 18th century), is usually subject to the relief of the area and thus is more reminiscent of actual nature. Such a park has lawns, ravines, small rivers, lakes, and ponds.

park

An area, usually of public land set aside for recreation and leisure, usually owned and managed by a municipality, a state, a nation, or held by royal grant, or in some cases by private organizations.

park

To retract the read/write head on a hard disk to its home location before the unit is physically moved in order to prevent damage. Most modern drives park themselves when the power is turned off. See drop protection.
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She left the Park again, and found herself in the streets without knowing where.
I turned back away from the park and struck into Park Road, intending to skirt the park, went along under the shelter of the terraces, and got a view of this stationary, howling Martian from the direction of St.
Rushworth's account, who was partly expected at the Park that day; but it was felt as a very grievous injury, and her good manners were severely taxed to conceal her vexation and anger till she reached home.
He had already realized, from the documents, that Prior's Park had originally been something like Prior's Farm, named after some local figure, but the new social conditions were all against his tracing the story by its traditions.
The Grey Cottage, which stood entrenched, as it were, in a square of stiff, high thorn-hedges, was so close under the pines and palisades of the Park that Kidd at first mistook it for the Park Lodge.
After the smashing of the City Hall and Post-Office, the white flag had been hoisted from a tower of the old Park Row building, and thither had gone Mayor O'Hagen, urged thither indeed by the terror-stricken property owners of lower New York, to negotiate the capitulation with Von Winterfeld.
Well, your mamma thinks you ought not to go beyond the park or garden without some discreet, matronly person like me to accompany you, and keep off all intruders.
There are just two patches of it in the whole continent," said Phil, "one right here in the park, and one somewhere else in Nova Scotia, I forget where.
You didn't--that is to say you didn't mention the Park particularly," he admitted.
The time that I met him alone was on a bright, but not oppressively hot day, in the beginning of July: I had taken little Arthur into the wood that skirts the park, and there seated him on the moss- cushioned roots of an old oak; and, having gathered a handful of bluebells and wild-roses, I was kneeling before him, and presenting them, one by one, to the grasp of his tiny fingers; enjoying the heavenly beauty of the flowers, through the medium of his smiling eyes: forgetting, for the moment, all my cares, laughing at his gleeful laughter, and delighting myself with his delight, - when a shadow suddenly eclipsed the little space of sunshine on the grass before us; and looking up, I beheld Walter Hargrave standing and gazing upon us.
But his horse turned in through the park gate and began the old familiar nocturnal round.
Then he turned back still running, stopping only when he reached the park gate, where he again consulted his watch and then put it away in his pocket, shrugging his shoulders with a gesture of discouragement.