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park·ing

 (pär′kĭng)
n.
1. The act or practice of temporarily leaving a vehicle or maneuvering a vehicle into a certain location.
2. Space in which to park vehicles or a vehicle: ample parking behind the building.
3. Slang Kissing or caressing in a vehicle stopped in a secluded spot.

parking

(ˈpɑːkɪŋ)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. the action of moving a vehicle into a place in a car park or by the side of the road where it can be left
b. (as modifier): a parking permit.
2. (Automotive Engineering) (as modifier): a parking permit.

parking

car park

Don't use the word 'parking' to refer to a place where cars are parked. Instead, say car park in British English and parking lot in American English.

We parked in the car park next to the theatre.
The high school parking lot was filled with cars.

A building with several levels for parking cars is called a parking garage in American English, and a multi-storey car park in British English.

Parking is used only to refer to the action of parking your car, or to the state of being parked.

Parking in the city centre is very difficult.
He put a 'No Parking' sign on the gates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parking - space in which vehicles can be parkedparking - space in which vehicles can be parked; "there is plenty of parking behind the store"
elbow room, room, way - space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
2.parking - the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily
tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, maneuver, manoeuvre - a move made to gain a tactical end
Translations
parkování
parkering
pysäköinti
parkiralište
駐車
주차
parkiranje
parkering
ที่จอดรถ
sự đỗ xe

parking

[ˈpɑːkɪŋ]
A. Naparcamiento m (Sp), parking m, estacionamiento m (esp LAm)
"parking for 50 cars"parking para 50 coches
"no parking""prohibido aparcar", "prohibido estacionarse" (esp LAm)
"ample parking available"amplio aparcamiento or (LAm) estacionamiento para coches
B. CPD parking attendant Nguardacoches mf inv
parking bay Nárea f de aparcamiento or (esp LAm) estacionamiento de coches
parking lights NPLluces fpl de estacionamiento
parking lot N (US) → aparcamiento m (Sp), (playa f de) estacionamiento m (esp LAm)
parking meter Nparquímetro m
parking offence Ninfracción f por aparcamiento or (esp LAm) estacionamiento indebido
parking permit Npermiso m de aparcamiento or (esp LAm) estacionamiento
parking place, parking space Naparcamiento m (Sp), parking m, estacionamiento m (esp LAm)
parking ticket Nmulta f por aparcamiento or (esp LAm) estacionamiento indebido
parking violation N (US) = parking offence

parking

[ˈpɑːrkɪŋ]
n
(= action) → stationnement m
"no parking" → "stationnement interdit"
to be bad at parking [driver] → ne pas être doué(e) pour les créneaux
Parking is something I'm very bad at → Je ne suis pas doué du tout pour les créneaux.
(= space) → places fpl
modif [area, bay, permit, restrictions] → de stationnement parking attendant, parking fineparking attendant ngardien(ne) m/f de parkingparking brake n (US)frein m à mainparking fine namende f pour stationnement gênantparking garage n (US)parking m (couvert)parking lights npl (US)feux mpl de positionparking lot n (US)parking m, parc m de stationnementparking meter nparcmètre mparking offence parking violation (US) ninfraction f aux règles de stationnementparking place nplace f de stationnementparking ticket ncontravention f (pour stationnement gênant)
to get a parking ticket → prendre une contravention

parking

nParken nt; women are usually good at parkingFrauen sind gewöhnlich gut im Einparken; there’s no parking on this streetin dieser Straße ist Parken verboten or ist Parkverbot; there’s plenty of parkinges gibt genug Parkplätze; “no parkingParken verboten; “good parking facilities”gute Parkmöglichkeiten“; “parking for 50 cars”„50 (Park)plätze“

parking

:
parking attendant
nParkplatzwächter(in) m(f)
parking bay
nParkbucht f
parking brake
n (US Aut) → Handbremse f
parking disk
nParkscheibe f
parking fine
nGeldbuße f(für Parkvergehen)
parking garage
n (US) → Parkhaus nt
parking level
n (in multi-storey car park) → Parkdeck nt
parking lot
n (US) → Parkplatz m
parking meter
nParkuhr f
parking offender
nParksünder(in) m(f)
parking orbit
n (Space) → Parkbahn f
parking place
n (for single vehicle) → Parkplatz m
parking space
n (for single vehicle) → Parkplatz m, → Abstellfläche f
parking ticket
nStrafzettel m, → Knöllchen nt (inf)

parking

[ˈpɑːkɪŋ]
1. n (act) → parcheggiare m; (parking space) → parcheggio
"no parking" → "sosta vietata"
2. adj (space) → di parcheggio

parking

وقُوفُ الْسِيَارَةِ parkování parkering Parken χώρος στάθμευσης aparcamiento, estacionamiento pysäköinti stationnement parkiralište parcheggio 駐車 주차 parkeren parkering parkowanie estacionamento стоянка parkering ที่จอดรถ park etme sự đỗ xe 停车
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