American English

Definition of park noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] an area of public land in a town or a city where people go to walk, play, and relax We went for a walk in the park. a park bench
  2. 2[countable] Park (abbreviation Pk) used in the names of places, especially in towns Prospect Park
  3. 3[countable] (in compounds) an area of land used for a particular purpose a business/science park a wildlife park see also amusement park, industrial park, national park, safari park, theme park
  4. 4[countable] a piece of land for playing sports, especially baseball see also ballpark
  5. 5[uncountable] (in a vehicle) the position in which the gears are locked, preventing the vehicle's movement He put the car in park. compare drive
  6. Idioms
    a walk in the park (informal)
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    a thing that is very easy to do or deal with The role isn't exactly a walk in the park. The next game will be a walk in the park.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: park