Definitions for yardyɑrd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yard, pace(noun)

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

  2. yard, grounds, curtilage(noun)

    the enclosed land around a house or other building

    "it was a small house with almost no yard"

  3. yard(noun)

    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"

  4. thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

  5. cubic yard, yard(noun)

    a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

  6. yard(noun)

    a tract of land where logs are accumulated

  7. yard, railway yard, railyard(noun)

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

  8. yard(noun)

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

  9. yard(noun)

    an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)


  1. Yard(ProperNoun)


  2. Yard(ProperNoun)


  3. Origin: gerd, from West . Cognate with Dutch gard, German Gerte.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yard(verb)

    a rod; a stick; a staff

  2. Yard(verb)

    a branch; a twig

  3. Yard(verb)

    a long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc

  4. Yard(verb)

    a measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure

  5. Yard(verb)

    the penis

  6. Yard(verb)

    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

  7. Yard(noun)

    an inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard

  8. Yard(noun)

    an inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard

  9. Yard(verb)

    to confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows

  10. Origin: [OE. yerd, AS. gierd, gyrd, a rod, stick, a measure, a yard; akin to OFries. ierde, OS. gerda, D. garde, G. gerte, OHG. gartia, gerta, gart, Icel. gaddr a goad, sting, Goth. gazds, and probably to L. hasta a spear. Cf. Gad, n., Gird, n., Gride, v. i., Hastate.]


  1. Yard

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3216

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2093

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yard' in Nouns Frequency: #675

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Julie Pizarro:

    You can see the yard is immaculate, the boy kept it that way.

  2. Truman Capote:

    Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.

  3. Unknown:

    He who thinks by the inch and talks by the yard deserves to be kicked by the foot.

  4. Fred Allen:

    If the grass is greener in the other fellow's yard - let him worry about cutting it.

  5. Nadezhda Ignatenko:

    There are no coffins here, nothing, people would be wrapped in a piece of cloth and buried in the yard like dogs.

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