Definition of Hyde Park from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    Hyde Park

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  1. 1a large public park in central London, England, next to Kensington Gardens. It is famous for Speakers' Corner, where people can make public speeches on any topic, Rotten Row, a riding track for horses, and the Serpentine lake. In 1851 the Great Exhibition was held in Hyde Park, and it is now a centre for large public meetings and concerts. At the south-east corner of the park is Hyde Park Corner, a place where several busy streets meet.
  2. 2a district to the south of central Chicago, along the edge of Lake Michigan. It includes the University of Chicago.