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car park

noun
     
Related topics: Motor Vehicles
car park [countable] British English
1TTC an area where people can park their cars [= parking lot American English]
2TTC an 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 place when 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 stationsSee also parking
WORD FOCUS: car WORD FOCUS: car
big cars: limousine, people carrier British English, gas-guzzler AmE informal, estate car British English

small cars: compact American English, hatchback British English

other types of car: pickup, van, saloon British English/sedan American English, sports car, convertible, SUV American English, off-roader, four-wheel drive/4x4

where you park your car: garage, car park British English/parking lot American English, multi-storey car park British 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 also
car

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