Meaning of “parking” in the English Dictionary

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"parking" in British English

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parkingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpɑː.kɪŋ/ us /ˈpɑːr.kɪŋ/

B1 leaving a vehicle in a particular place for a period of time:

a parking place/space
He was fined for illegal parking.
Parking fines are given for parking offences/violations.
US a parking lot

More examples

  • Car parking facilities are for members only.
  • Do these parking restrictions cover residents as well as visitors?
  • a parking ticket
  • I pay £5 a week for my parking permit.
  • Does the property have any off-road parking?

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

"parking" in American English

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parkingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈpɑr·kɪŋ/

the act of parking, or the spaces in which cars are parked:

There’s lots of parking available at the theater.

A parking garage is a building, or an area under a building, where cars can be parked.

(Definition of “parking” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"parking" in Business English

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parkingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpɑːkɪŋ/ us WORKPLACE, TRANSPORT

the act of leaving a car somewhere for a period of time:

Parking is forbidden in the city centre.
a no-parking zone

a space or area where vehicles can be left:

We offer free parking to all members.

(Definition of “parking” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)