- [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.
- 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."While in the park I sing, the listening deer Attend my passion, and forget to fear." [Waller.]
- 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.
- [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. Alt. spell.: parc
- Any place where vehicles are assembled according to a definite arrangement; also, the vehicles.
- A position of the gear lever in a vehicle with automatic transmission, used when the vehicle is stopped, in which the transmission is in neutral and a brake is engaged.
Etymology: 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