- n. 围场；小牧场
- n. (Paddock)人名；(英、瑞典)帕多克
1. park => Middle English parrock => paddock.
2. parrock => paddock.
3. porridge => pottage.
4. pad + dock => paddock.
- paddock:  Paddock is ultimately the same word as park. Their common ancestor was a prehistoric Germanic word which took a route through Latin and French to reach English as park. Its direct Old English descendant, however, was pearruc. This in due course became parrock, which survived dialectally into the 20th century. But in the early modern English period a variant form paddock appeared. It is not clear how this arose, but it may be a hypercorrect form reflecting the change in the opposite direction, from /d/ to /r/, in words such as porridge for pottage and geraway for get away.
- paddock (n.1)
- "a frog, a toad," c. 1300, diminutive of pad "toad," from Old Norse padda; common Germanic (Swedish padda, Danish padde, Old Frisian and Middle Dutch padde "frog, toad," also Dutch schildpad "tortoise"), of unknown origin and with no certain cognates outside Germanic.
- paddock (n.2)
- "an enclosure," 1620s, alteration of Middle English parrock, from Old English pearroc "enclosed space, fence" (see park (n.)). Or possibly from Medieval Latin parricus (8c.), which ultimately is from Germanic.
- 1. Vaulting the stile, he headed diagonally across the paddock.
- 2. The family kept horses in the paddock in front of the house.
- 3. Their paddock measures 24 metres square.
- 4. I rode bareback to the paddock.
- 5. He keeps horses in a paddock behind his house.