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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
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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.
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Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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He also said that exchange programmes with other zoos and wildlife parks of Punjab were also being processed and hopefully the Lahore zoo would complete pairing of its animals as early as possible.
But there are more than double that number in zoos and wildlife parks across the world and Torrik is the fifth generation of his family to be bred in captivity.
Director General said that he himself would pay surprise visits to wildlife parks, zoos and breeding centres to check the measures against dengue and stern action would be taken against those showing negligence regarding SOPs about dengue.
"All zoos and wildlife parks are part of this breeding programme and Torrik's bloodline is over-represented so there's nowhere for him to go."
In another circular, in charge officers of Wildlife Parks, Zoos and Breeding Centres have been directed to update record of animals and make immediate entry in stock register in case of birth or death of an animal and inform Director General Wildlife's office.
In another circular, in charge officers of Wildlife Parks, Zoos and Breeding Centers have been directed to update record of animals and make immediate entry in stock register in case of birth or death of an animal and inform Director General Wildlife's office.
"The gifted deers have been received and released in natural habitat at three wildlife parks in the province," informed Chief Conservator Wildlife KP, Syed Mubarik Ali Shah.
Director General Wildlife Parks Khalid Ayaz Khan has directed the special teams for the protection and surveillance of wildlife that migration of wildlife is expected due to climate change.
SIALKOT -- Acting Commissioner Gujranwala Division Mohammad Aamir Jaan on Wednesday said that six wildlife parks would be established in the division to provide better recreational facilities to the masses.
Instructions have been issued to other district administrations throughout the province to identify state land for setting up of wildlife parks and they will submit their report till February 1,said sources.
Lahore -- Director General Wildlife Khalid Ayaz has directed all officers of the department to keep a vigilant eye on those involved in illegal hunting and ensure implementation of SoPs for further improving condition of wildlife parks in their respective areas.
Lohi Bher Park, which was established in 1992, is one of the three biggest wildlife parks in Punjab.

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