park Definition

  • 1a large public garden or area of land used for recreation
  • 2a piece of land used for a specified purpose, especially an area marked out for a game or sport

Using park: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "park" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Central Park is one of the most famous parks in the world.

  • Example

    The children were playing in the park.

  • Example

    The city has several parks and recreational areas.

  • Example

    The baseball park was filled with cheering fans.

park Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for park

Idioms Using park

  • close to the right answer or estimate


    I'm not sure of the exact number, but I think we're in the ballpark.

  • unexpected or unusual


    Her suggestion came out of left field and surprised everyone.

  • play ball

    an expression used to start a game or activity


    The umpire yelled 'play ball' and the game began.

Phrases with park

  • an outdoor area where cars can be parked


    I parked my car in the car park and walked to the store.

  • an amusement park that has themed attractions such as roller coasters, water rides, and live shows


    We spent the day at the theme park riding roller coasters and eating cotton candy.

  • a large area of land protected by the government because of its natural beauty or cultural significance


    Yellowstone National Park is home to many geysers and hot springs.

Origins of park

from Middle English 'park', meaning 'enclosed preserve for beasts of the chase'


Summary: park in Brief

A 'park' [pɑːrk] is a large public garden or area of land used for recreation, such as Central Park in New York City. It can also refer to a piece of land used for a specific purpose, like a baseball park or football field. Phrases like 'car park,' 'theme park,' and 'national park' extend the term's usage. Idioms like 'in the ballpark' and 'out of left field' are also associated with 'park.'

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