Middle English Dictionary Entry

park n.
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(a) An enclosed tract of land; an enclosed area surrounding or bordering a castle or manor; (b) a game preserve; a royal forest; also fig.; taken the ~, to take refuge in a royal forest; (c) a paddock, tract of pastureland; (d) a grove, wood; (e) ~ bote, the obligation to maintain the enclosure of a tract of land, a tax levied for this purpose; ~ dich, a ditch enclosing a tract of land; ~ gate, parkes gate, an entryway to an enclosed area; ~ silver, a fee paid to discharge the duty of maintaining the enclosure of a tract of land, rent for use of pasture land; ~ pol, ~ side, ~ yerd.
(a) In surnames; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.59].