What does Yard mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yard, pacenoun

    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, curtilagenoun

    the enclosed land around a house or other building

    "it was a small house with almost no yard"

  3. yardnoun

    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, yardnoun

    the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

  5. cubic yard, yardnoun

    a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

  6. yardnoun

    a tract of land where logs are accumulated

  7. yard, railway yard, railyardnoun

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

  8. yardnoun

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

  9. yardnoun

    an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

Wiktionary

  1. Yardnoun

    or

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

  2. Yardnoun

    Jamaica

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yardverb

    a rod; a stick; a staff

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Yardverb

    a branch; a twig

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Yardverb

    a long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Yardverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Yardverb

    the penis

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Yardverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Yardnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Yardnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Yardverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yard

    yärd, n. an English measure of 3 feet or 36 inches: a long beam on a mast for spreading square sails: the penis.—ns. Yard′-arm, either half of a ship's yard (right or left) from the centre to the end; Yard′stick, a stick 3 feet long, any standard of measurement—also Yard′wand. [A.S. gyrd, gierd, a rod, measure; Dut. garde, Ger. gerte; further conn. with Goth. gazds, a stick, L. hasta, a spear.]

  2. Yard

    yärd, n. an enclosed place, esp. near a building, as 'prison-yard,' or where any special work is carried on, as 'brick-yard,' 'wood-yard,' 'dock-yard,' 'navy-yard:' a garden.—v.t. to enclose in a yard.—ns. Yard′age, the use of a yard, or the charge made for such: the cutting of coal at so much per yard; Yard′-land, the amount of land held by a tenant in villeinage, in older English usage, varying from 15 to 40 acres; Yard′man, the person having special charge of a farm-yard: one employed in a railway-yard in making up trains, &c.; Yard′-mas′ter, one who has the special oversight of a railway-yard. [A.S. geard, hedge, enclosure; Ger. garten; conn. with L. hortus, Gr. chortos.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. yard

    A measure of length, consisting of 3 feet.

  2. yard

    [Anglo-Saxon gyrde]. A long cylindrical timber suspended upon the mast of a vessel to spread a sail. They are termed square, lateen, or lug: the first are suspended across the masts at right angles, and the two latter obliquely. The square yards taper from the middle, which is called the slings, towards the extremities, which are termed the yard-arms; and the distance between is divided by the artificers into quarters, called the first, second, third quarters, and yard-arms. The middle quarters are formed into eight sides, and each of the end parts is figured like the frustum of a cone: on the alternate sides of the octagon, in large spars, oak battens are brought on and hooped, so as to strengthen, and yet not greatly increase, the weight.--To brace the yards. To traverse them about the masts, so as to form greater or lesser angles with the ship's length. (See BRACE.)--To square the yards. (See SQUARE.)

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Yard in a Sentence

  1. Architect Gary Beyerl:

    It maintains color and character better than a natural yard.

  2. Pamela Addison:

    I know that Martin would want me to be happy and live my life, i think about that every day with the kids. And when we're doing something, I will just remember that this is what he wanted. If they're running in the huge yard that our house has, that was what he envisioned when we bought this house... and that gives me happiness because it's coming true, but of course, that's also heartbreaking.

  3. Kurt Schwartz:

    When we're thinking of the Boston Marathon, that's a primary goal, we could create a 20-yard buffer between the street and the nearest spectator, but it would just so fundamentally change the char of the day, it would be short-sighted.

  4. Myles Garrett:

    I took a shot on one of the first plays. After that, it was tough. Using running back Josh Jacobs and a short passing game, Carr controlled the clock in the second half and kept the ball away from the Browns( 5-3). On the Raiders first two drives after halftime, the first leading to their go-ahead TD and the other to Carlsons 24-yard field goal with 4:24 left, they ate up 17:41. Oakland had the ball for 37:43 to 22:17 for Cleveland. Josh Jacobs finished with a career-high 128 yards 80 in the second half on 31 carries. Last week, Josh Jacobs had just 17 yards on 10 attempts. It was about time we had a run game like that, Josh Jacobs said. It feels good to be that dominant. The Raiders defense did The Raiders defense part as Las Vegas stopped Las Vegas NFL record of allowing at least 10 points at 116 straight games. Baker Mayfield couldnt get anything going with Clevelands offense, which was without star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. Baker Mayfield, who completed 21 passes in a row in the win over Cincinnati a week ago, went 12 of 25 for 122 yards. Mayfields last throw toward Jarvis Landry in the end zone was incomplete with 1:58 left, and Cody Parkey missed a 37-yard field goal to end Clevelands chances. Cody Parkey did make kicks of 41 and 38 yards. Theweather was brutal. The wind, measured from the west at 35 mph at kickoff, made it difficult for both quarterbacks to throw ; affected every punt and kick ; and forced the 12,000 fans to bundle up as it felt more like a game in late December or in Cleveland, early May. Im from the beach, Renfrow said. That was more wind than a hurricane it seemed like. It was coming sideways, backwards and forward. Carr did an excellent job managing the clock in the final minute of the first half to set up Carlsons 33-yard field goal as time expired to put The Raiders up 6-3. The Raiders appeared to take the lead in the second quarter when Carr connected with Henry Ruggs III in the back right corner of the end zone. However, Ruggs was ruled out of bounds and the call was upheld following a video review and Raiders challenge. Las Vegas settled for Carlsons 29-yard field goal to tie Las Vegas 3-3. Earlier, Carlsonhad a 41-yard attemptat the opposite end of the field blown sideways and the ball clanged off the left upright. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Myles Garrett SLOWED Myles Garrett was limited by an ankle injury that kept Myles Garrett out of practice this week, and now hes dealing with a knee issue. At one point, Myles Garrett was evaluated in the medical tent but came back. Myles Garrett was kept out on several plays, and lacked Myles Garrett usual explosiveness off the line. We havent made excuses and were not going to start now. Its a next-man-up league.

  5. Brett Barbre:

    They're gonna have to pry the hose out of my cold, dead fingers, i have a yard where I have invested money in the landscaping, I've got a dog that likes to run in the yard, I have family that likes to come over and visit. And it's unfair to force me to cut my use 36 percent.

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