1TTCan area where people can park their cars [= parking lot American English]
2TTCan enclosed building in a public place where people can park their cars [= parking garage American English]
WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: parking, parking space/place, car park, parking lot!! Parking is an uncountable noun• Ample parking will be available. • a hotel with free parking Do not say 'a parking' or 'parkings'.Use parking space or parking placewhen you mean 'a place in a street, car park etc where a vehicle can be left'• There's a parking space (NOT a parking) in front of that house.Use car park in British English or parking lot in American English when you mean 'an area or building where vehicles can be left'• large car parks (NOT parkings) near train stations ➔ See alsoparkingWORD FOCUS: car WORD FOCUS: car big cars:limousine, people carrierBritish English, gas-guzzlerAmE informal, estate carBritish English small cars:compactAmerican English, hatchbackBritish English other types of car:pickup, van, saloonBritish English/sedanAmerican English, sports car, convertible, SUVAmerican English, off-roader, four-wheel drive/4x4 where you park your car:garage, car parkBritish English/parking lotAmerican English, multi-storey car parkBritish English, parking space, carport someone who drives a car:driver, motorist, learner driver someone who drives a rich or important person's car for them:chauffeur, driver ➔ See alsocar
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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