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parking

noun
     
Related topics: Motor Vehicles
park‧ing S3 [uncountable]
1TTC the act of parking a car or other vehicle:
No Parking
a £45 parking fine
parking space/place/spot
I couldn't find a parking space near the shops.
2TTC spaces in which you can leave a car or other vehicle:
Free parking is available at the hotel.
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 stations

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