parking meaning

[ 'pɑ:kiŋ ] Pronunciation:   "parking" in a sentence
Noun: parking  paa(r)king
  1. Space in which vehicles can be parked
    "there is plenty of parking behind the store" 
  2. The act of manoeuvring a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily
Verb: park  paa(r)k
  1. Place temporarily
    "park the car in the yard"; "park the children with the in-laws"; "park your bag in this locker" 
  2. Manoeuvre a vehicle into a parking space
    "Park the car in front of the library"; "Can you park right here?"

Derived forms: parkings

See also: parked

Type of: channelise [Brit], channelize, direct, elbow room, guide, head, lay, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], place, point, pose, position, put, room, set, steer, tactical maneuver [US], tactical manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], way

Encyclopedia: Park, County Londonderry Park, Grace Park, County Derry Park Park, Abbey of the Park, Indiana Park, Outer Hebrides Park, Texas Park, No-Ja Park, KS Park, Kansas


AmE / noun [U]


the act of leaving a vehicle somewhere for a period of time:

Parking is not allowed here between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.


a space or an area for leaving vehicles:

There is free parking for customers.

1) Putting company shares that one owns in the name of someone else or of nominees in order to hide their real ownership. This is often illegal.

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2) Holding assets in a short-term riskless form pending an investment decision.

Putting money into safe investments such as money market investments while deciding where to invest the money.


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  1. "he's using only his parking lights."
  2. he backed up into the parking space.
  3. a bus is parking on the road.
  4. they spent half the time looking for a parking space.
  5. many cars lay jostling each other at the parking lot.

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