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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Park  \Park\,  n.  [AS.  pearroc  or  perh.  rather  fr  F.  parc;  both 
  being  of  the  same  origin;  cf  LL  parcus,  parricus  Ir  & 
  Gael.  pairc,  W.  park,  parwg  Cf  {Paddock}  an  inclosure, 
  1.  (Eng.  Law)  A  piece  of  ground  inclosed,  and  stored  with 
  beasts  of  the  chase,  which  a  man  may  have  by  prescription, 
  or  the  king's  grant.  --Mozley  &  W. 
  2.  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  --Chaucer. 
  While  in  the  park  I  sing,  the  listening  deer  Attend 
  my  passion,  and  forget  to  fear.  --Waller. 
  3.  A  piece  of  ground,  in  or  near  a  city  or  town,  inclosed  and 
  kept  for  ornament  and  recreation;  as  Hyde  Park  in  London; 
  Central  Park  in  New  York. 
  4.  (Mil.)  A  space  occupied  by  the  animals,  wagons,  pontoons, 
  and  materials  of  all  kinds,  as  ammunition,  ordnance 
  stores,  hospital  stores,  provisions,  etc.,  when  brought 
  together;  also  the  objects  themselves;  as  a  park  of 
  wagons;  a  park  of  artillery. 
  5.  A  partially  inclosed  basin  in  which  oysters  are  grown. 
  [Written  also  {parc}.] 
  {Park  of  artillery}.  See  under  {Artillery}. 
  {Park  phaeton},  a  small  low  carriage,  for  use  in  parks. 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  PARC  n.  See  {XEROX  PARC}. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Palo  Alto  Research  Center  (org.,  USA,  Xerox) 

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