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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: parc, from Medieval Latin parricus


1 noun
Related topics: Outdoor, Baseball
park1 S1 W2 [countable]
1DLO a large open area with grass and trees, especially in a town, where people can walk, play games etc:
Let's go for a walk in the park.
a park bench
a flat overlooking Hyde Park
2 a large area of land in the country which has been kept in its natural state to protect the plants and animals there
national/state/county park
the Lake District National Park
3DH British English a large enclosed area of land, with grass and trees, around a big house in the countryside

the park

British English informalDSO the field where a game of football or rugby is played [= the pitch]:
He was easily the best player on the park.
5 American English informalDSB the field where a game of baseball is played

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