American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fenced area, usually near a stable, used chiefly for grazing horses.
- n. Sports An enclosure at a racetrack where the horses are assembled, saddled, and paraded before each race.
- n. Sports An area of an automobile racetrack where cars are prepared before a race.
- n. Australian A piece of fenced-in land.
- v. To confine in a paddock.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A toad or frog.
- n. The tadpole-fish.
- n. A small field or inclosure; especially, a small inclosure under pasture immediately adjoining a stable; a small turfed inclosure in which animals, especially horses, are kept.
- To confine or inclose in or as in a paddock.
- n. Applied depreciatively to a person: in the play of “Macbeth,” an evil spirit or a familar.
- n. A piece of land of any size, inclosed or not, used for cultivation.
- n. In mining: A store-yard near a mine-shaft for ore or wash-dirt.
- n. An open excavation in a superficial deposit.
- To make into a paddock, as a run for sheep.
- In mining, to place or store (ore) in a paddock; dig or form a paddock in.
- n. A frog or toad.
- n. A small enclosure or field of grassland, especially for horses.
- n. An area where horses are paraded and mounted before a race and unsaddled after a race.
- n. Land, fenced or otherwise delimited, which is most often part of a sheep or cattle property.
- n. motor racing An area at circuit where the racing vehicles are parked and worked on before and between races.
- v. To provide with a paddock. To keep in, or place in, a paddock.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A toad or frog.
- n. obsolete A small inclosure or park for sporting.
- n. A small inclosure for pasture; esp., one adjoining a stable.
- n. An enclosure used for saddling and mounting horses prior to a race.
- n. pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race
- Alteration of Middle English parrok, parrock ("enclosure, fence, paddock"), from Old English pearroc, pearruc ("enclosure, fence"), from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz (“enclosure, fence”), from Proto-Germanic *parr- (“stake, bar, beam, fence-post”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)par- (“beam, log”) + Proto-Germanic *-ukaz, *-ikaz (See -ock). Cognate with Dutch perk ("flowerbed, garden, pen"), German Pferch ("sheepfold, sheep-pen"), Danish park ("pond"). Related to park, spar. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of Middle English parrok, from Old English pearroc. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The paddock is set amid elms, maples, and vendors of sugary confections.”
“The tree in the paddock is so loaded down with Bramleys, the branches are bending halfway to the ground.”
“Perhaps the first land fenced was too small to be called a field; the word paddock was extended in reference as more land was fenced and field is seldom heard as a topographical term in Australia.”
“In Old English, a related word is pearroc, which refers to an enclosure holding farm animals, just as its descendant word paddock does today.”
“In the center of the paddock is a marker of some sort, usually slightly elevated.”
“Towards the north end of the paddock was a narrow gully with great sandstone walls all round, and where it narrowed the first discoverers had built a stockyard, partly with dry stone walls and partly with logs and rails.”
“A paddock is the best night accommodation for a donkey.”
“The paddock was the place, away from all the dust and racket -- Olive would enjoy the paddock!”
“The squat little figure flew down a side walk which led to a paddock: beyond the paddock was a turnstile, and at the farther end of an adjacent field a cabin made of mud, with one tiny window and a thatched roof.”
“Ross Brawn's prediction on Friday that the new regulations for 2011 are going to turn races "upside down" only served to reinforce the prevailing view within the paddock, which is that races this season are likely to be wildly unpredictable, at least initially.”
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