Synonyms for park

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : pahrk
Phonetic Transcription : pɑrk

Top 10 synonyms for park Other synonyms for the word park

Définition of park

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "enclosed preserve for beasts of the chase," from Old French parc "enclosed wood or heath land used as a game preserve" (12c.), probably ultimately from West Germanic *parruk "enclosed tract of land" (cf. Old English pearruc, root of paddock (n.2), Old High German pfarrih "fencing about, enclosure," German pferch "fold for sheep," Dutch park).
  • Internal evidence suggests the West Germanic word is pre-4c. and originally meant the fencing, not the place enclosed. Found also in Medieval Latin as parricus "enclosure, park" (8c.), which likely is the direct source of the Old French word, as well as Italian parco, Spanish parque, etc. Some claim the Medieval Latin word as the source of the West Germanic, but the reverse seems more likely. Some later senses in English represent later borrowings from French. OED discounts notion of a Celtic origin. Welsh parc, Gaelic pairc are from English.
  • Meaning "enclosed lot in or near a town, for public recreation" is first attested 1660s, originally in reference to London; the sense evolution is via royal parks in the original, hunting sense being overrun by the growth of London and being opened to the public. Applied to sporting fields in American English from 1867.
  • New York's Park Avenue as an adjective meaning "luxurious and fashionable" (1956) was preceded in the same sense by London's Park Lane (1880). As a surname, Parker "keeper of a park" is attested in English from mid-12c. As a vehicle transmission gear, park (n.) is attested from 1949.
  • noun land that is reserved for pleasure, recreation
  • verb place vehicle in a position
Example sentences :
  • And he appeared so well in the victoria when they drove in the park.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I ramble around the park and see lovers on benches—it's rather thrilling.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She turned towards the Park, and then, after a little while, turned back again.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • The lights of Victoria saw him too, and Sloane Square, and the railings of the park.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • What about that other man supposed to have escaped from the park?
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • It was that half-witted lad then who had perished in the park.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • And indeed Johnny looked sick; he was the most miserable specimen in the Park.
  • Extract from : « Johnny Bear » by E. T. Seton
  • The reply came: "No shooting allowed in Park; use the hose."
  • Extract from : « The Biography of a Grizzly » by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • I then went into the park, walking there as fast and as long as I possibly could.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • The monument was dedicated July 28th, 1867, at the maple grove, in the park.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin

Antonyms for park

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