yard

IPA: jˈɑrd

noun

  • A small, usually uncultivated area adjoining or (now especially) within the precincts of a house or other building.
  • (US, Canada, Australia) The property surrounding one's house, typically dominated by one's lawn.
  • An enclosed area designated for a specific purpose, e.g. on farms, railways etc.
  • A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.
  • (Jamaica, MLE) One’s house or home.
  • Units of similar composition or length in other systems.
  • (nautical) Any spar carried aloft.
  • (nautical) A long tapered timber hung on a mast to which is bent a sail, and may be further qualified as a square, lateen, or lug yard. The first is hung at right angles to the mast, the latter two hang obliquely.
  • (obsolete) A branch, twig, or shoot.
  • (obsolete) A staff, rod, or stick.
  • (obsolete, medicine) A penis.
  • (US, slang, uncommon) 100 dollars.
  • (obsolete) The yardland, an obsolete English unit of land roughly understood as 30 acres.
  • (obsolete) The rod, a surveying unit of (once) 15 or (now) 16+¹⁄₂ feet.
  • (obsolete) The rood, area bound by a square rod, ¹⁄₄ acre.
  • (finance) 10⁹, A short scale billion; a long scale thousand millions or milliard.
  • Scotland Yard or New Scotland Yard
  • (Jamaica) Jamaica
  • (figurative, metonymically) The Metropolitan Police Service
  • A unit of length equal to 3 feet in the US customary and British imperial systems of measurement, equal to precisely 0.9144 m since 1959 (US) or 1963 (UK).
  • (informal) Ellipsis of square yard.. a unit of area (common with textiles)
  • (informal) Ellipsis of cubic yard.. a unit of volume (common in mining and earthmoving)

verb

  • (transitive) To confine to a yard.
  • (intransitive, humorous) To move a yard at a time, as opposed to inching along.

Examples of "yard" in Sentences

  • He was interred at the yard.
  • Greenery was planted in the yards.
  • They trained the horse in the yard.
  • A yard is to the east of the station.
  • It was delightful to laze in the yard.
  • The residue is stored in the back yard.
  • Dizzy is portrayed as the youngest in the yard.
  • The grave yard is called the Evergreen Cemetery.
  • An extraordinary shot to the deepest part of the yard
  • Claims that the yard is his 'cause he lives on the bottom.
  • Demand for these vessels outstripped the capabilities of the yard.
  • I know grass will grow in it because my yard is the same type of soil.
  • After I left what they called the yard, I went into what we call the packing department where we packed the furniture.
  • Not everyone who comes to Lower Greenville gets intoxicated & all bar & restaurant owners are not scum but your yard is an eyesore & a pig sty.
  • We've had enough rain lately that the soil in the yard is actually moist -- something that will unfortunately encourage the hell out of the weeds, I'm sure.
  • I don't know that all the Haligonian washerwomen live around it, but certainly a good percentage of them must, for the yard is a network of lines from which sundry and divers garments are always streaming gaily to the breezes.
  • It'll work just fine. a yard is a yard and nothing will change that. when you yardage it from a tree stand it will be off a bit but just aim at the distance the animal is from the bottom of your treestand. make some markers before you go in your stand.
  • Wexford pricked up his ears at it* No, it was true, she had never set foot pie 1121 or seen Natalie closer than across the L fexford noted that what she called the yard li by Kingsmarkham standards, a large len, dense with oleanders, peach trees and cacti.
  • If you intended to sell or measure produce or goods of any kind, it would be essential to know how many pints or quarts are contained in a gallon, or in a bushel, or how many inches there are in a yard, and you also ought to know just what the quantity term _bushel_ or the measurement _yard_ means.

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