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yard meaning

[ jɑ:d ]   Pronunciation:
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  • Noun: yard  yaa(r)d
    1. A unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimetres; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
      - pace 
    2. [N. Amer] The enclosed land around a house or other building
      "it was a small house with almost no yard"
      - grounds, curtilage 
    3. 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. The cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
      - thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou 
    5. A unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)
      - cubic yard 
    6. A tract of land where logs are accumulated 
    7. An area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
      - railway yard [Brit, Cdn], railyard, railroad yard [N. Amer] 
    8. A long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen 
    9. An enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock) 
    10. [Brit] An area of land next to a house, usually uncultivated and often paved and surrounded by walls
      - backyard [Brit]

    Derived forms: yards

    Type of: capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, enclosure, field, large integer, linear measure, linear unit, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, spar, tract, volume unit

    Part of: chain, fathom, fthm, lea, perch [Brit, archaic], pole [Brit], rod [Brit], sailing ship, sailing vessel

    Encyclopedia: Yard

  • [American slang]
    n. a one-hundred-dollar bill. (Underworld.)
    • The guy wanted a yard just to fix a little dent in the fender.
    • Pay him a yard to shut up about what he saw.

  • [British slang]
    Noun. One's home. [London use]

  • [Architecture]

    That part of a building plot not occupied by the building, open to the sky.

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [C]


    1 (usually with other nouns)

    an area of land used for a special purpose or business:

    a boat yard

    a freight yard

    2 (abbr yd)

    a unit for measuring length, equal to 3 feet or 0.9144 of a metre


    the whole nine yards (especially AmE) (informal)

    everything; a situation that includes everything:

    When I went out of business I lost everything-my house, the cars, the whole nine yards.

  • [Economics]
    1) An informal word for one billion.

    2) An informal name for 100 dollars.

  • [Electronics]
    Abbreviation, yd. A unit of linear measure in


    yagi antenna
    the English system. 1 yd = 3 ft = 36 inches = 0.9 144 meter.

  • [Finance]
    Slang for one billion currency units. Used particularly in currency trading, e.g., for Japanese yen since one billion yen equals approximately US$10 million. It is clearer to say, "I'm a buyer of a yard of yen," than to say, "I'm a buyer of a billion yen," which could be misheard as "I'm a buyer of a million yen."


  • Arch ran around the house to the front yard.
  • His house is a few yards behind the church.
  • Water began to trickle into his yard.
  • The soldiers were at drill in the barrack yard.
  • I 've come three miles if i 've come a yard.
  • A hank of cotton yarn measures 840 yards.
  • He shot a goal from twenty yards out.
  • The van bumped and heaved out of the yard.
  • The ship touched ground a few yards from the shore.
  • She holed out from forty yards.
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Other Languages

  • "yard" meaning in Chinese: n. 1.围场,院子;(学校的)运动场。2.场地;工场,厂,制造场,工作场,停留处,堆置场。3.【铁路】(站内)车...
  • "yard" meaning in Japanese: 1yard n. ヤード, ヤール 《=3 フィート, 0.9144 メートル》; 〔海事〕 桁(けた), 帆桁. ...
  • "yard" meaning in Russian: 1) ярд Ex: to sell by the yard продавать на ярды (ткань и ...
  • "yard" meaning in French: n. cour, terrain, parc; yard, mesure de longueur; chanti...
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