Definitions for YARDyɑrd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a unit of linear measure in English-speaking countries, equal to 3 feet or 36 inches (0.9144 meter). a cubic yard:
a yard of topsoil.
Category: Weights and Measures
a long spar, supported more or less at its center, to which the head of a square sail, lateen sail, or lugsail is bent.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Informal. a large quantity or extent.
Slang. one hundred or, usu., one thousand dollars.
Category: Status (usage)
Idioms for yard:
the whole nine yards, Informal. in every respect; without limits.
Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary
Origin of yard:
bef. 900; OE gerd orig., staff, c. OS gerdia switch, OHG gart(e)a rod; akin to gad2
the ground that immediately adjoins or surrounds a house, public building, etc.
an outdoor enclosure for exercise, as by students or inmates.
an outdoor space surrounded by a group of buildings, as on a college campus.
an enclosure for livestock.
an enclosure within which any work or business is carried on (often used in combination):
an outside area used for storage, assembly, etc.
a system of parallel tracks, crossovers, switches, etc., where rail cars are made up into trains and where rolling stock is kept when not in use or when awaiting repairs.
the winter pasture or browsing ground of moose and deer.
(v.t.)to put into, enclose, or store in a yard.
Origin of yard:
bef. 900; ME yerd, OE geard enclosure, c. OS gard, OHG gart, ON garthr, Go gards; akin to L hortus garden, OIr gort sowed field; cf. garden
a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
yard, grounds, curtilage(noun)
the enclosed land around a house or other building
"it was a small house with almost no yard"
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"
thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard(noun)
the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
cubic yard, yard(noun)
a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)
a tract of land where logs are accumulated
yard, railway yard, railyard(noun)
an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a grassy area outside a house
We had a barbecue in the yard.
a unit of measurement equal to 3 feet or 91cm
a car about a hundred yards away
an area outside a building for outdoor activities
a school yard
a small enclosed paved area at the back of a house
***a rubbish bin in the yard
Origin: gerd, from West . Cognate with Dutch gard, German Gerte.
a rod; a stick; a staff
a branch; a twig
a long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc
a measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure
a long piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, tapering toward the ends, and designed to support and extend a square sail. A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast. See Illust. of Ship
an inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard
an inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard
to confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows
A yard is a unit of length in several different systems including United States customary units, Imperial units and the former English units. It is equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. Under an agreement in 1959 between Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States, the yard was legally defined to be exactly 0.9144 metres. Prior to that date, the legal definition of the yard when expressed in terms of metric units varied slightly from country to country.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'YARD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3216
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'YARD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2093
Rank popularity for the word 'YARD' in Nouns Frequency: #675
Translations for YARD
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an area of (enclosed) ground beside a building
Leave your bicycle in the yard; a school-yard; a courtyard.
- ساحَه، فِناءArabic
- pátioPortuguese (BR)
- der HofGerman
- gård; -gård; gårdspladsDanish
- αυλή, περίβολοςGreek
- õu; aedEstonian
- גִינָה, חָצֵרHebrew
- अहाता, प्रांगणHindi
- garður, lóð, portIcelandic
- cortile, recintoItalian
- 건물에 인접한(둘러싸인) 땅, 구내Korean
- gård(splass); hageNorwegian
- انګړ، غولى، دكار غولى، دپوهنتون يا دپوهنځى سيمه، داور ګاډي دجوړولو او درولو ځاىPashto
- gård, gårdsplanSwedish
- 庭院Chinese (Trad.)
- двір, подвір'яUkrainian
- عمارت کے ساتھ ایک کھلا حصّہUrdu
- 庭院Chinese (Simp.)
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