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parking

[par-king] /ˈpær kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that parks, especially a vehicle.
2.
space in which to park vehicles, as at a place of business or a public event:
There's plenty of free parking at the stadium.
3.
permission to park vehicles:
Is there parking on this side of the street?
4.
the activity or occupation of a person who operates or works in a parking lot, garage, or the like.
6.
Informal. the act of kissing and caressing in a parked car:
Some of the couples went parking on their way home from the dance.
adjective
7.
of, pertaining to, used for, or engaged in parking, especially of vehicles:
parking regulations; a parking ticket; a parking space; a parking attendant.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; park + -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
unparking, adjective
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parking

n.

"act of putting (a vehicle) in a certain place," 1915, verbal noun from park (v.). Parking lot is from 1920; parking ticket attested by 1925. Parking brake recorded from 1929.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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