Yard definition

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Yard is defined as a measurement of length that equals 3 feet or 36 inches.

An example of a yard is the length measurement that is used to sell fabric.

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A fundamental unit of length in both the US Customary System and the British Imperial System, equal to 3 feet, or 36 inches (0.9144 meter).
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A square yard.

Bought 4 yards of fabric.

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The definition of a yard is an outdoor area of a house or other building.

An example of a yard is the lawn in front of your house; a front yard.

An example of a yard is the area around a train repair center where trains are stored; a rail yard.

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To enclose, collect, or put into a yard.
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A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to 3 feet or 36 inches (0.91 meter).
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The space or grounds surrounding or surrounded by a building or group of buildings.

Churchyard, farmyard, etc.

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To put, keep, or enclose in a yard.
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In the foreign exchange market, one billion currency units.
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The transverse member of a mast on non-sailing ships, used to hold signal flags, lights, etc.
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To gather together into a yard.

The deer are yarding up in their winter grounds.

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(slang, former) One hundred dollars or, sometimes, one thousand dollars.
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A unit of length in the FPS system, equal to 3 feet or 36 inches (0.9144 meter): abbrev. yd.
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A cubic yard, equal to 27 cubic feet or 46,656 cubic inches (0.7646 cubic meter)
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A cubic yard.

Dug up 100 yards of soil.

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A tract of ground next to, surrounding, or surrounded by a building or buildings.
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An area where railroad trains are made up and cars are switched, stored, and serviced on tracks and sidings.
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A tract of ground, often enclosed, used for a specific business or activity.
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A baseball park.
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A winter pasture for deer or other grazing animals.
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An enclosed tract of ground in which animals, such as chickens or pigs, are kept.
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A slender spar, tapering toward the ends, fastened at right angles across a mast to support a sail.
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A pen or other enclosure for livestock or poultry.
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An enclosed place used for a particular purpose or business.

A lumberyard, shipyard.

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A place where wild deer, moose, etc. herd together for feeding during the winter.
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A railroad center where trains are made up, serviced, switched from track to track, etc.
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A plot of grass adjacent to a building, house, etc.
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(nautical) A long tapering spar slung to a mast to support and spread the head of a square sail, lugsail, or lateen.
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the whole nine yards
  • everything, or the limit
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the Yard
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
yard
Plural:
yards

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of yard

  • Middle English from Old English geard gher-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English yerde stick, unit of measure from Old English gerd

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition