Pronunciation: (pärk),[key] —n. 1. an area of land, usually in a largely natural state, for the enjoyment of the public, having facilities for rest and recreation, often owned, set apart, and managed by a city, state, or nation.
2. an enclosed area or a stadium used for sports: a baseball park. 3. a considerable extent of land forming the grounds of a country house.
4. Brit.a tract of land reserved for wild animals; game preserve.
5. Western U.S.a broad valley in a mountainous region.
6. a space where vehicles, esp. automobiles, may be assembled or stationed.
7. See amusement park. 8. See theme park. 9. any area set aside for public recreation.
10. Mil. a. the space occupied by the assembled guns, tanks, or vehicles of a military unit.
b. the assemblage so formed.
c. (formerly) the ammunition trains and reserve artillery of an army.
11. Auto.a setting in an automatic transmission in which the transmission is in neutral and the brake is engaged.
—v.t. 1. to place or leave (a vehicle) in a certain place for a period of time.
2. Informal.to put, leave, or settle: Park your coat on the chair. Park yourself over there for a moment. 3. to assemble (equipment or supplies) in a military park.
4. to enclose in or as in a park.
5. Informal.to invest (funds) in a stock, bond, etc., considered to be a safe investment with little chance of depreciation, as during a recession or an unstable economic period, or until one finds a more profitable investment.
6. Aerospace.to place (a satellite) in orbit.
—v.i. 1. to park a car, bicycle, etc.
2. Informal.to engage in kissing and caressing in a parked car.
Pronunciation: (pärk),[key] —n. 1. Mun•go Pronunciation: (mung'gō),[key] 1771–1806?, Scottish explorer in Africa.
2. Robert E., 1864–1944, U.S. sociologist.