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"park" in British English

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parknoun [C]

uk   /pɑːk/ us   /pɑːrk/
A1 a large area of land with grass and trees, usually surrounded by fences or walls, and specially arranged so that people can walk in it for pleasure or children can play in it: Central Park Hyde Park We watched the joggers in the park.
an area of land that is used for a particular purpose: an office/a business park
US an area of land for playing sports on
UK an area of land around a large house in the countryside

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parkverb

uk   /pɑːk/ us   /pɑːrk/
A2 [I or T] to put a vehicle in a place where it can stay for a period of time, usually while you leave it: Where have you parked? Just park your car in the driveway.
[T + adv/prep] informal to put yourself or something in a particular place for a long time, often annoying other people: He parked himself in front of the TV and stayed there all afternoon. She's parked an enormous pile of papers on my desk and I haven't a clue what to do with them.
[T] to not deal with something or answer a question immediately but leave it for a later time: Can we park that question until the end of the session?

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(Definition of park from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"park" in American English

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parknoun [C]

us   /pɑrk/
  • park noun [C] (AREA OF LAND)

a large area of land with grass and trees which is maintained for the pleasure of the public: a picnic in the park Central Park

parkverb [I/T]

us   /pɑrk/
to leave a vehicle in a place where it can stay for a period of time, or fig.infml to put yourself or something in a particular place for a period of time: [I] Where did you park? [T] Just park your car out front. [T] fig.infml He parked himself in front of the TV.
(Definition of park from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"park" in Business English

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parknoun [C]

uk   /pɑːk/ us  
an area of land used by businesses, factories, shops, etc.: a business/retail/industrial park

parkverb

uk   /pɑːk/ us  
[I or T] to leave a vehicle somewhere for a period: Staff park their cars in front of the main building. There's nowhere to park on the street.
[T] informal FINANCE if you park money, an investment, etc. you leave it with another person or organization for a period of time. This is sometimes done to avoid tax and is illegal if it is done to hide the fact that you own something: park sth in sth More investors are seeking to park their money in an off-shore location. The funds were parked in an anonymous account.
[T] informal MEETINGS if you park an idea, problem, etc. you decide not to deal with it until later: Let's park this issue for a moment and return to it later in the meeting.
(Definition of park from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “park”
in Korean 공원…
in Arabic حَديقة عامة…
in Malaysian taman…
in French parc…
in Russian парк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公園, 莊園,庭院, 運動場,體育場…
in Italian parco, giardini pubblici…
in Turkish park…
in Polish park…
in Spanish parque, aparcar, jardín…
in Vietnamese công viên, bãi…
in Portuguese parque…
in Thai สวนสาธารณะ, สถานที่กลางแจ้งขนาดใหญ่…
in German der Park…
in Catalan parc…
in Japanese 公園…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公园, 庄园,庭院, 运动场,体育场…
in Indonesian taman…
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