Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or practice of temporarily leaving a vehicle or maneuvering a vehicle into a certain location.
  • n. Space in which to park vehicles or a vehicle: ample parking behind the building.
  • n. Upper Midwest & Western U.S. The grass strip, often planted with shade trees, between a sidewalk and a street. Also called regionally boulevard, boulevard strip, grassplot, neutral ground, parking strip, parkway, terrace, tree belt, tree lawn.
  • n. Slang Kissing or caressing in a vehicle stopped in a secluded spot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of park.
  • n. The action of the verb to park.
  • n. Space in which to park a car or other vehicle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily.
  • n. A space or spaces in which a vehicle can be parked.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Parks collectively, or a park-like place; also, a strip of turf, with or without trees, in the middle of a street.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. space in which vehicles can be parked
  • n. the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily

Etymologies

See park (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Should we dignify meter maids and meter lads with the term "parking enforcement" when the entire scheme is merely a shakedown?

    The Seattle Times

  • The practice has gained popularity in car-congested cities within and beyond the United States, and has urged people to take a fresh look at the forgotten park encased in the word parking.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Most convenient: Valet parking, $30/day, on the departure level across from the new American Airlines area at Concourse D. Short-term parking is also $30/day.

    Miami International Airport Guide

  • And a best thing about Aix, the parking is atrocious except plenty of it on the outskirts (which is good for us bipeds)

    Que Faire a Aix-en-Provence? / What to do in Aix-en-Provence? - French Word-A-Day

  • To solve this, keep what I call a parking lot list.

    The 10 Commandments Of Brainstorming

  • Long term parking is not a problem in Guadalajara.

    Long-Term Parking in Guadalajara

  • i won't pile on in mentioning that parking is not actually free. i guess what your experience really shows is that they can charge more for parking from the folks who actually use the service, reducing subsidies.

    WTF? I mean, WTFingF? Vienna Metro Parking

  • Although your parking is discounted when you validate at a store you are shopping at I don't think a ticket to the cinema buys you free parking, that is one place I go where it is simply more convenient to grab the combi that passes down my street and takes me to that mall. 5 pesos for the combi and there are around 30 combi routes in Morelia with several more large buses that service the city and beyond.

    Charging for parking

  • The 3 1/2 - mile segment of the rail line running through Dulles airport would require about two miles of tunneling; new hangars to replace those that would displaced; a short-term parking lot in front of the terminal; and extra roadways.

    Dulles may shift Metro station plan

  • It also recommended replacing the more than 400 parking spaces at the park-and-ride with a six - to nine-story building, a central plaza, retail operations and about 100 short-term parking spaces for shoppers, among other ideas.

    E. Falls Church development gets direction

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  • My adjectival use: 'If you have a car you need a parking place.'

    August 23, 2011