1. A piece of ground inclosed, and stored with beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription, or the king’s grant.
2. A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like. While in the park I sing, the listening deer attend my passion, and forget to fear. (waller)
3. A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, inclosed and kept for ornament and recreation; as, hyde Park in london; Central Park in new York.
4. A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons, and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc, when brought together; also, the objects themselves; as, a park of wagons; a park of artillery.
5. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
Alternative forms: parc Park of artillery. See Artillery. Park phaeton, a small, low carriage, for use in parks.
Origin: AS. Pearroc, or perh. Rather fr. F. Parc; both being of the same origin; cf. LL. Parcus, parricus, Ir. & Gael. Pairc, W. Park, parwg. Cf. Paddock an inclosure, Parrock.