Car vs Park - What's the difference?

car | park |

As nouns the difference between car and park

is that car is (dated) a wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal or car can be (computing) the first part of a cons in lisp the first element of a list while park is 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.

As a verb park is

to bring (something such as a vehicle) to a halt or store in a specified place.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m) (from .


(en noun)
  • (dated) A wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal.
  • A wheeled vehicle that moves independently, with at least three wheels, powered mechanically, steered by a driver and mostly for personal transportation; a motorcar or automobile.
  • She drove her car to the mall.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the ever more expensive and then universally known killing hazards of gasoline cars : […] .}}
  • (rail transport, chiefly, North America) An unpowered unit in a railroad train.
  • The conductor coupled the cars to the locomotive.
  • (rail transport) an individual vehicle, powered or unpowered, in a multiple unit.
  • The 11:10 to London was operated by a 4-car diesel multiple unit
  • (rail transport) A passenger-carrying unit in a subway or elevated train, whether powered or not.
  • From the front-most car of the subway, he filmed the progress through the tunnel.
  • A rough unit of quantity approximating the amount which would fill a railroad car.
  • We ordered five hundred cars of gypsum.
  • The moving, load-carrying component of an elevator or other cable-drawn transport mechanism.
  • Fix the car of the express elevator - the door is sticking.
  • The passenger-carrying portion of certain amusement park rides, such as Ferris wheels.
  • The most exciting part of riding a Ferris wheel is when your car goes over the top.
  • The part of an airship, such as a balloon or dirigible, which houses the passengers and control apparatus.
  • * {{quote-book, 1850, , 3= A System of Aeronautics, page=152
  • , passage=Everything being apparently in readiness now, I stepped into the car of the balloon,
  • (sailing) A sliding fitting that runs along a track.
  • * {{quote-book, 1995, Ken Textor, The New Book of Sail Trim, page=201 citation
  • , passage=On boats 25 feet or more, it is best to mount a mast car and track on the front of the mast so you can adjust the height of the pole above the deck }}
  • (uncountable, US) The aggregate of desirable characteristics of a car.
  • Buy now! You can get more car for your money.
  • (US) A floating perforated box for living fish.
  • Image:TOYOTA FCHV 01.jpg, A hydrogen-powered car . Image:Train wagons 0834.jpg, Freight cars . Image:RandenTrain.jpg, A self-propelled passenger car . Image:Ferris wheel - melbourne show 2005.jpg, Ferris wheel cars . Image:Traveller (sailing).jpg, Car on a sailboat. Image:ZeppelinLZ127b.jpg, Car of a Zeppelin. Image:240 Sparks Elevators.jpg, Elevator cars .
    * (private vehicle that moves independently) auto, motorcar, vehicle; automobile (US), motor (British colloquial), carriage (obsolete) * (non-powered part of a train) railcar, wagon * (unit of quantity) carload, wagonload * (passenger-carrying light rail unit) carriage * (part of an airship) gondola, basket (balloons only) * See also
    Derived terms
    * * * * * , (l) * (l) * * * * * * , (l) * * (l) * * *

    See also

    * bus * truck * van

    Etymology 2

    Acronym of c'''ontents]] of the '''a'''ddress part of [[register, '''r egister number . Note that it was based on original hardware and has no meaning today.


    (en noun)
  • (computing) The first part of a cons in LISP. The first element of a list
  • * Matt Kaufmann, Panagiotis Manolios, and J Strother Moore, Computer-aided reasoning: an approach , 2000 :
  • The elements of a list are the successive cars''' along the "cdr chain." That is, the elements are the '''car''', the '''car''' of the cdr, the '''car of the cdr of the cdr, etc.
    Derived terms
    * *


    * * * 1000 English basic words ----




    (en noun)
  • An area of land set aside for environment preservation and/or informal recreation.
  • # 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.
  • #* (Edmund Waller) (1606-1687)
  • While in the park I sing, the listening deer / Attend my passion, and forget to fear.
  • # A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, enclosed and kept for ornament and recreation
  • #* , chapter=23
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park , very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.}}
  • #* 1994 , Robert Ferro,The Blue Star :
  • I roamed the streets and parks , as far removed from the idea of art and pretense as I could take myself, discovering there the kind of truth I was supposed to be setting down on paper…
  • # An enclosed parcel of land stocked with animals for hunting, which one may have by prescription or royal grant.
  • # (US) A grassy basin surrounded by mountains.
  • An area used for serious organized purposes.
  • # (rfc-sense) A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons, and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc., when brought together.
  • # A partially enclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
  • # An area zoned for a particular (industrial or technological) purpose.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author= Chico Harlan
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Japan pockets the subsidy … , passage=Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."}}
  • # (soccer) A pitch; the area on which a match is played.
  • #* {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 28, author=Owen Phillips, work=BBC
  • , title= Sunderland 0-2 Blackpool , passage=But because of their dominance in the middle of the park and the sheer volume of chances, Sunderland boss Steve Bruce must have been staggered and sickened in equal measure when the visitors took the lead five minutes after the break.}}
  • (UK) An inventory of matériel.
  • (Australia, NZ) A space in which to leave a car; a parking space.
  • * 2003 , “Johnny”, Melbourne Blackout'', in Sleazegrinder (editor), ''Gigs from Hell: True Stories from Rock and Roll?s Frontline , page 174,
  • We got to the 9th Ward and as luck would have it I found a park for my bro?s car right out the front.
  • * 2010 , Sandy Curtis, Dangerous Deception , Clan Destine Press, Australia, unnumbered page,
  • Once they?d entered the floors of parking spaces, James found a park relatively easily, but Mark had difficulty, and only a swift sprint allowed him to catch up as James walked through the throngs of people in the casino with the determination of a man who didn?t want to be delayed.
  • * 2011 , Antonia Magee, The Property Diaries: A Story of Buying a House, Finding a Man and Making a Home … All on a Single Income! , John Wiley & Sons Australia, unnumbered page,
  • We finally found a park and walked a few blocks to the building.


    * (a piece of ground in or near a city) building, skyscraper, street


    * (a piece of ground in or near a city) courtyard, garden, plaza

    Derived terms

    * amusement park * ballpark * car park * national park * parkade * skatepark * theme park * tank park


    * “Park” in James F. Dunnigan and Albert Nofi (1992), Dirty Little Secrets: Military Information You're Not Supposed to Know , Harper, ISBN 978-0688112707, p 28. *


    (en verb)
  • To bring (something such as a vehicle) to a halt or store in a specified place.
  • You can park the car in front of the house.
    I parked the drive heads of my hard disk before travelling with my laptop.
  • (informal) To defer (a matter) until a later date.
  • Let's park that until next week's meeting.
  • To bring together in a park, or compact body.
  • To enclose in a park, or as in a park.
  • How are we parked , and bounded in a pale. — Shakespeare.
  • (baseball) To hit a home run, to hit the ball out of the park.
  • He really parked that one.
  • (slang) To engage in romantic or sexual activities inside a nonmoving vehicle.
  • They stopped at a romantic overlook, shut off the engine, and parked .
  • (transitive, informal, sometimes reflexive) To sit, recline, or put, especially in a manner suggesting an intent to remain for some time.
  • He came in and parked himself in our living room.
    Park your bags in the hall.
  • (finance) To invest money temporarily in an investment instrument considered to relatively free of risk, especially while awaiting other opportunities.
  • We decided to park our money in a safe, stable, low-yield bond fund until market conditions improve.
  • (Internet) To register a domain name, but make no use of it (See )
  • Antonyms

    (bring to a halt) (l)