Put vs Park - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between put and park

is that put is to place something somewhere while park is to bring (something such as a vehicle) to a halt or store in a specified place.

As nouns the difference between put and park

is that put is (business) a right to sell something at a predetermined price or put can be (obsolete) an idiot; a foolish person or put can be (obsolete) a prostitute 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.



(wikipedia put)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) putten, puten, poten, from (etyl) .


  • To place something somewhere.
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Philander went into the next room
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=‘No. I only opened the door a foot and put my head in. The street lamps shine into that room. I could see him. He was all right. Sleeping like a great grampus. Poor, poor chap.’}}
  • To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition.
  • (finance) To exercise a put option.
  • To express something in a certain manner.
  • * Hare
  • All this is ingeniously and ably put .
  • (athletics) To throw a heavy iron ball, as a sport.
  • To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • His fury thus appeased, he puts to land.
  • To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
  • To attach or attribute; to assign.
  • to put a wrong construction on an act or expression
  • (obsolete) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
  • * Wyclif Bible, John xv. 13
  • No man hath more love than this, that a man put his life for his friends.
  • To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention.
  • to put''' a question; to '''put a case
  • * Berkeley
  • Put' the perception and you ' put the mind.
  • * Milton
  • These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin.
  • (obsolete) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • These wretches put us upon all mischief.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Put me not to use the carnal weapon in my own defence.
  • * Milton
  • Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge.
  • (mining) To convey coal in the mine, as for example from the working to the tramway.
  • (Raymond)
    Derived terms
    * put about * put across * put aside * put away * put back * put by * put down * put end * put forth * put forward * put in * put in place * put in practice * put into * put off * put on * put on airs * put on a pedestal * put one over * put one's cards on the table * put one's house in order * put one's money where one's mouth is * put one's name in the hat * put out * put out feelers * put over * put paid to * put someone in mind of * put through * put to * put together * put to rest * put two and two together * put under * put up * put up with * put upon * put with * put wise * put words in someone's mouth * putable * puttable * input * output
    See also


    (en noun)
  • (business) A right to sell something at a predetermined price.
  • (finance) A contract to sell a security at a set price on or before a certain date.
  • He bought a January '08 put for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.
  • * Johnson's Cyc.
  • A put and a call may be combined in one instrument, the holder of which may either buy or sell as he chooses at the fixed price.
  • The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push.
  • the put of a ball
  • * L'Estrange
  • The stag's was a forc'd put , and a chance rather than a choice.
  • An old card game.
  • (Young)
    See also
    * (Stock option) * call * option

    Etymology 2

    Origin unknown. Perhaps related to (etyl) pwt.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An idiot; a foolish person.
  • * Bramston
  • Queer country puts extol Queen Bess's reign.
  • * F. Harrison
  • What droll puts the citizens seem in it all.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 244:
  • The old put wanted to make a parson of me, but d—n me, thinks I to myself, I'll nick you there, old cull; the devil a smack of your nonsense shall you ever get into me.

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) pute.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A prostitute.
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    (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)