parking Definition

  • 1the activity of leaving a vehicle in a particular place for a period of time
  • 2an area of ground where people can leave their cars, trucks, etc.

Using parking: Examples

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

  • Example

    I couldn't find any parking on the street.

  • Example

    The parking lot was full, so I had to park on the street.

  • Example

    The hotel has free parking for guests.

  • Example

    He got a ticket for parking in a no-parking zone.

parking Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for parking

  • car park
  • parking lot
  • parking garage

Phrases with parking

  • a marked area on the ground where a vehicle can be parked


    I finally found a parking space after driving around for 20 minutes.

  • a person who works in a parking lot or garage and helps customers park their vehicles


    The parking attendant directed me to an open spot.

  • an illegal or improper use of a parking space or area


    He received a parking violation for parking in a handicapped spot without a permit.


Summary: parking in Brief

The term 'parking' [ˈpɑːrkɪŋ] refers to the act of leaving a vehicle in a specific location for a period of time, as well as the designated area where this is allowed. Examples include 'I couldn't find any parking on the street,' and 'The hotel has free parking for guests.' Phrases like 'parking space' and 'parking attendant' denote specific aspects of the activity, while 'parking violation' refers to an illegal use of a parking area.

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