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car park

n. Chiefly British
A parking lot.
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car park

n
(Automotive Engineering) an area or building reserved for parking cars. Usual US and Canadian term: parking lot
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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.
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car park

parking lot
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.car park - a lot where cars are parkedcar park - a lot where cars are parked    
lot - a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"
used-car lot - a parking lot where a dealer in used-cars displays cars for sale
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Translations
مَوْقِفٌ عَامٌّ لِلسَّيَّاراتمَوْقِفٌ للسَّيّارات
parkoviště
parkeringsplads
pysäköintialue
parkiralište
parkolóhely
bílastæîi
駐車場
주차장
parkirišče
bilparkering
ที่จอดรถ
bãi đỗ xe ô tô

car park

nparcheggio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

car

(kaː) noun
1. (American ˌautomoˈbile) a (usually privately-owned) motor vehicle on wheels for carrying people. What kind of car do you have?; `Did you go by car?'
2. a section for passengers in a train etc. a dining-car.
3. (American) a railway carriage for goods or people. a freight car.
car park (American parking lot)
a piece of land or a building where cars may be parked.
ˈcar phone noun
a telephone that can be used in a car.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

car park

مَوْقِفٌ عَامٌّ لِلسَّيَّارات parkoviště parkeringsplads Parkplatz χώρος στάθμευσης αυτοκινήτου aparcamiento, estacionamiento pysäköintialue parking parkiralište parcheggio 駐車場 주차장 parkeerterrein parkeringsplass parking estacionamento автостоянка bilparkering ที่จอดรถ otopark bãi đỗ xe ô tô 停车场
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References in periodicals archive ?
According to the British Parking Association's Safer Parking Scheme, there are 35 car parks in the town that have achieved the Park Mark Award.
Middlesbrough: Two hours free parking (a ticket must still be displayed) at various Middlesbrough Council car parks including: | Captain Cook Square Car Park Short Stay | Buxton Street car park | mima car park | Captain Cook Square Car Park Long Stay | Zetland and Station Street Car Parks | Transporter Bridge Free parking is also available at some on-street locations, including Amber Street, Ruby Street, Emerald Street, Pearl Street, Garnet Street and Diamond Road.
Among the standout car parks around the globe also shortlisted in the competition is the Michigan Theatre car park in Detroit, featured in the Eminem film 8 Mile, where motorists can park in what was the auditorium.
PARKING chaos was brought to Hay yesterday after the wet weather forced some of the festival car parks to shut.
Recycling collections at 10 Wirral car parks will stay open until Friday, but green bin waste is no longer being accepted there.
Some land-owners could decide to close down their car parks because the revenue from reduced tariffs would not justify the operation.
As a multi-functional facade, it can be used as a projection screen for colour and lighting effects, for example for company logos or for audio-visual entertainment programmes, as has been done at the new airport car parks in Barcelona or at the Sony Centre in Berlin.
Council chiefs are delighted because safe car parks are regarded as vital to keep night-owls, shoppers and businessmen and women pouring into the city centre.
Cheshire East raked in more than [pounds sterling]625,000 in profit from parking charges in Crewe last year -- and some of that went towards the [pounds sterling]41,000 spent maintaining the free car parks in Sandbach.
He said many are now resorting to using the visitor car parks - which are now free of charge - or park off site in residential areas.