national park
noun Date: 1868 an area of special scenic, historical, or scientific importance set aside and maintained by a national government and in the United States by an act of Congress

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  • National Park — National Park, NJ U.S. borough in New Jersey Population (2000): 3205 Housing Units (2000): 1165 Land area (2000): 0.995640 sq. miles (2.578695 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.442720 sq. miles (1.146639 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.438360 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • national park — national parks N COUNT: oft in names after n A national park is a large area of land which is protected by the government because of its natural beauty, plants, or animals, and which the public can usually visit. ...the Masai Mara game reserve… …   English dictionary

  • national park — n land which is protected by a government because of its natural beauty or historical or scientific interest, and which people can visit ▪ Yosemite National Park …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • national park — noun count * a large area of land that is protected by the government to preserve its natural beauty …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • national park — ► NOUN ▪ an area of environmental importance or natural beauty protected by the state and accessible to the public …   English terms dictionary

  • national park — ☆ national park n. an area of scenic beauty, historical and scientific interest, etc. maintained and preserved by the federal government for the public to visit …   English World dictionary

  • National park — For other uses, see National park (disambiguation). An elephant safari through the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal, India …   Wikipedia

  • national park — noun a tract of land declared by the national government to be public property (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑park, ↑parkland • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Acadia National Park, ↑Arches National Park, ↑Badlands National Park, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • national park — an area of scenic beauty, historical importance, or the like, owned and maintained by a national government for the use of the people. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * Area set aside by a national government for the preservation of its natural environment …   Universalium

  • National Park — Der Nationalpark Sarek in Schweden ist Europas ältester und bis heute einer der größten. Ein Nationalpark ist ein klar definiertes, ausgedehntes Gebiet, das durch spezielle Maßnahmen vor schädlichen menschlichen Eingriffen und vor… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • national park — /næʃnəl ˈpak / (say nashnuhl pahk) noun an area protected by law because of its diversity of native plants and animals, undisturbed or unique ecosystem, unspoilt landscapes or significant cultural features; able to be visited by the general… …   Australian English dictionary

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