parking


parking
park|ing
S3 [ˈpa:kıŋ US ˈpa:r-] n [U]
1.) the act of parking a car or other vehicle
No Parking
a £45 parking fine
parking space/place/spot
I couldn't find a parking space near the shops.
2.) spaces in which you can leave a car or other vehicle
Free parking is available at the hotel.
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WORD CHOICE:parking, parking space/place, car park, parking lot
!! Parking is an uncountable noun : Ample parking will be available. | a hotel with free parking Do not say 'a parking' or 'parkings'.
Use parking space or parking place when you mean 'a place in a street, car park etc where a vehicle can be left' : There's a parking space (NOT a parking) in front of that house.
Use car park in British English or parking lot in American English when you mean 'an area or building where vehicles can be left' : large car parks (NOT parkings) near train stations
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • parking — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż IIa, D. u {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} strzeżone lub niestrzeżone, wydzielone miejsce przeznaczone do dłuższego postoju większej liczby pojazdów mechanicznych (zwykle plac, rzadziej jedno lub wielokondygnacyjny budynek) :… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

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