Definition of Yard in English :

Define Yard in English

Yard meaning in English

Meaning of Yard in English

Pronunciation of Yard in English

Yard pronunciation in English

Pronounce Yard in English


see synonyms of yard


1. pace, yard

a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

2. curtilage, grounds, yard

the enclosed land around a house or other building

Example Sentences:
'it was a small house with almost no yard'

3. yard

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

Example Sentences:
'they opened a repair yard on the edge of town'

4. 1000, chiliad, g, grand, k, m, one thousand, thou, thousand, yard

the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

5. cubic yard, yard

a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

6. yard

a tract of land where logs are accumulated

7. railway yard, railyard, yard

an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines

8. yard

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

9. yard

an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of yard
a unit of length equal to 3 feet and defined in 1963 as exactly 0.9144 metre
. Abbreviation: yd
a cylindrical wooden or hollow metal spar, tapered at the ends, slung from a mast of a square-rigged or lateen-rigged vessel and used for suspending a sail
3.  short for yardstick (sense 2)
4.  put in the hard yards
5.  the whole nine yards
a piece of enclosed ground, usually either paved or laid with concrete and often adjoining or surrounded by a building or buildings
an enclosed or open area used for some commercial activity, for storage, etc
a railway yard
(in combination)
a brickyard
a shipyard
3.  a US and Canadian word for garden (sense 1)
an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings, used for storing rolling stock, making up trains, etc
5. US and Canadian
the winter pasture of deer, moose, and similar animals
6. Australian and New Zealand
an enclosed area used to draw off part of a herd, etc
7. New Zealand short for saleyard, stockyard
verb (transitive)
to draft (animals), esp to a saleyard
the Yard

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see synonyms of yard
a unit of length in the FPS system, equal to 3 feet or 36 inches (0.9144 meter): abbrev. yd
a cubic yard, equal to 27 cubic feet or 46,656 cubic inches (0.7646 cubic meter)
2.  Nautical
a slender rod or spar, tapering toward the ends, fastened at right angles across a mast to support a sail
the transverse member of a mast on non-sailing ships: used to hold signal flags, lights, etc.
3.  US, Slang, Obsolete
one hundred dollars or, sometimes, one thousand dollars
the space or grounds surrounding or surrounded by a building or group of buildings
often in combination
churchyard, farmyard, etc.
a plot of grass adjacent to a building, house, etc.
a pen or other enclosure for livestock or poultry
an enclosed place used for a particular purpose or business
a lumberyard, shipyard
a place where wild deer, moose, etc. herd together for feeding during the winter
a railroad center where trains are made up, serviced, switched from track to track, etc.
verb transitive
to put, keep, or enclose in a yard
often with up

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of yard
1. Abbr. yd. 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). See Table at measurement.
2. Nautical A long tapering spar slung to a mast to support and spread the head of a square sail, lugsail, or lateen.
3. Informal
a. A square yard: bought 4 yards of fabric.
b. A cubic yard: dug up 100 yards of soil.
1. A tract of ground next to, surrounding, or surrounded by a building or buildings.
a. A tract of ground, often enclosed, used for a specific business or activity.
b. A baseball park.
3. An area where railroad trains are made up and cars are switched, stored, and serviced on tracks and sidings.
a. A somewhat sheltered area where deer or other browsing animals congregate during the winter.
b. An enclosed tract of ground in which animals, such as chickens or pigs, are kept.
v. yarded, yard·ing, yards
To enclose, collect, or put into a yard.
To gather together into a yard: The deer are yarding up in their winter grounds.

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