Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. (transitive) To open a private enclosure, park, etc. to the public.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To throw (a park or inclosure); to treat (a private park) as a common.
  • transitive v. To set at large; to release from inclosure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To divest of the character or uses of a park; throw open to common use, as land forming a park.
  • To set at large; release from inclosure or confinement.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The most celebrated instance in which human agency was used to copy the disturbances imputed to supernatural beings refers to the ancient palace of Woodstock, when the Commissioners of the Long Parliament came down to dispark what had been lately a royal residence.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • It is highly probable, that a singular piece of phantasmagoria, which was certainly played off upon the Commissioners of the Long Parliament, who were sent down to dispark and destroy Woodstock, after the death of

    Woodstock

  • And our name shall be a cannon-shot, before which your Lodge, in the pleasantness whereof ye take pastime, shall be blown into ruins; and we will be as a wedge to split asunder the King's Oak into billets to heat a brown baker's oven; and we will dispark your park, and slay your deer, and eat them ourselves, neither shall you have any portion thereof, whether in neck or haunch.

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

  • King’s Oak into billets to heat a brown baker’s oven; and we will dispark your park, and slay your deer, and eat them ourselves, neither shall you have any portion thereof, whether in neck or haunch.

    Woodstock

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  • Across the river from datpark.

    March 28, 2009

  • to destroy a park

    March 28, 2009