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Meaning & Definition of Yard in English

English

Yard

/jɑrd/

noun

1. A unit of length equal to 3 feet

  • Defined as 91.44 centimeters
  • Originally taken to be the average length of a stride
    synonym:
  • yard
  • ,
  • pace

2. The enclosed land around a house or other building

  • "It was a small house with almost no yard"
    synonym:
  • yard
  • ,
  • grounds
  • ,
  • curtilage

3. A tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)

  • "They opened a repair yard on the edge of town"
    synonym:
  • yard

4. The cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

    synonym:
  • thousand
  • ,
  • one thousand
  • ,
  • 1000
  • ,
  • M
  • ,
  • K
  • ,
  • chiliad
  • ,
  • G
  • ,
  • grand
  • ,
  • thou
  • ,
  • yard

5. A unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

    synonym:
  • cubic yard
  • ,
  • yard

6. A tract of land where logs are accumulated

    synonym:
  • yard

7. An area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines

    synonym:
  • yard
  • ,
  • railway yard
  • ,
  • railyard

8. A long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen

    synonym:
  • yard

9. An enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

    synonym:
  • yard

Examples of using

There are three trees in the yard.
Tom planted some flowers in his yard.
Her many puppies run around in the yard every day.