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park British & World English

A large public garden or area of land used for recreation

the park in park British & World English

(In soccer) the pitch

Park, Mungo British & World English

(1771–1806), Scottish explorer. He undertook a series of explorations in West Africa (1795-7), among them the navigation of the Niger. He drowned on a second expedition to the Niger (1805-6)

car park British & World English

An area or building where cars or other vehicles may be left temporarily

park home British & World English

A prefabricated building occupied as a permanent home, located with others in a dedicated area of ground

deer park British & World English

A large enclosed area of ground attached to a country house, in which deer are kept

Hyde Park British & World English

The largest British royal park, in west central London. It contains the Serpentine, Marble Arch, the Albert Memorial, and Speakers' Corner

Oak Park British & World English

A village in northeastern Illinois, west of Chicago; population 49,557 (est. 2008)

Asbury Park British & World English

A city in east central New Jersey, on the Atlantic Ocean, long a noted resort; population 16,546 (est. 2008)

Bethel Park British & World English

A borough in southwestern Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh; population 31,562 (est. 2008)

Buena Park British & World English

A city in southern California, southeast of Los Angeles; population 79,379 (est. 2008). Its tourist attractions include Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park

Park Avenue British & World English

A commercial and residential street in Manhattan in New York City, regarded as emblematic of worldly success

park cattle British & World English

Animals of a breed of primitive cattle that are maintained in a semi-wild state in several parks in Britain. They are typically white in colour with dark ears and muzzles

Park Range British & World English

A range of the Rocky Mountains in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado, west of the Front Range

retail park British & World English

A shopping development situated outside a town or city, typically containing a number of large chain stores

safari park British & World English

An area of parkland where wild animals are kept in the open and may be observed by visitors driving through

double-park British & World English

Park (a vehicle) alongside one that is already parked at the side of the road

theme park British & World English

An amusement park with a unifying setting or idea

Tuxedo Park British & World English

A village in southeastern New York; population 719 (est. 2008). Developed in the 1880s as a retreat for the rich, it gave its name to the evening jacket

Winter Park British & World English

A resort and citrus-growing city in east central Florida, northeast of Orlando; population 27,909 (est. 2008)

Menlo Park British & World English

A city in north central California, south of San Francisco; population 30,087 (est. 2008)

office park British & World English

An area where a number of office buildings are built together on landscaped grounds

Baldwin Park British & World English

A city in southwestern California, east of Los Angeles; population 77,380 (est. 2008)

Brooklyn Park British & World English

A city in southeastern Minnesota, north of Minneapolis; population 71,308 (est. 2008)

business park British & World English

An area where company offices and light industrial premises are built

Central Park British & World English

A large public park in the centre of Manhattan in New York City

Rohnert Park British & World English

A city in northwestern California, north of San Francisco; population 40,496 (est. 2008)

science park British & World English

An area devoted to scientific research or the development of science-based or technological industries

College Park British & World English

A city in central Maryland, just northeast of Washington, DC, home to the University of Maryland; population 26,925 (est. 2008)

terrain park British & World English

A specially designed outdoor area for snowboarding, containing a variety of ramps, jumps, etc.

national park British & World English

An area of countryside, or occasionally sea or fresh water, protected by the state for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife

Overland Park British & World English

A city in northeastern Kansas, southwest of Kansas City; population 171,231 (est. 2008)

Adirondack Park British & World English

A state preserve in north central New York, the largest park in the contiguous US

amusement park British & World English

A large outdoor area with fairground rides, shows, and other entertainments

park the bus British & World English

(Typically of an away team) play in a very defensive way

University Park British & World English

A city in northeastern Texas, enclosed by northern Dallas, home to Southern Methodist University; population 24,853 (est. 2008)

industrial park British & World English

North American term for industrial estate.

park-and-ride British & World English

A system for reducing urban traffic congestion, in which drivers leave their cars in car parks on the outskirts of a city and travel to the city centre on public transport

Park Chung-hee British & World English

(1917–79), South Korean statesman, President 1963–79. After staging a coup in 1961 he was elected President, assuming dictatorial powers in 1971. Under Park’s presidency South Korea emerged as a leading industrial nation

Baxter State Park British & World English

A preserve in northern Maine that incorporates Mount Katahdin and the northern end of the Appalachian Trail

Saint Louis Park British & World English

A city in southeastern Minnesota, west of Minneapolis; population 45,465 (est. 2008)

Sequoia National Park British & World English

A national park in the Sierra Nevada of California, east of Fresno. It was established in 1890 to protect groves of giant sequoia trees, of which the largest, the General Sherman Tree, is thought to be between 3,000 and 4,000 years old

Tsavo National Park British & World English

An extensive national park in SE Kenya, established in 1948

Katmai National Park British & World English

A national preserve in southwestern Alaska, on the Alaska Peninsula, noted for its volcanic activity and wildlife

Korup National Park British & World English

A national park in western Cameroon, on the border with Nigeria. It was established in 1961 to protect a large area of tropical rainforest

Kruger National Park British & World English

A national park in eastern South Africa, on the Mozambique border. It was originally a game reserve established in 1898 by President Kruger

Research Triangle Park British & World English

A research complex in central North Carolina, between Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, that was created in the 1950s by Duke and North Carolina State universities and the University of North Carolina


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