1.A rod; a stick; a staff.
If men smote it with a yerde.
- Chaucer.
2.A branch; a twig.
3.A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.
4.A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure.
5.The penis.
6.(Naut.) 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.(Zool.) A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.
Golden Yard
(Astron.) a popular name of the three stars in the belt of Orion.
Under yard
under contract.
- Chaucer.
1.An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
2.An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
Liberty of the yard
a liberty, granted to persons imprisoned for debt, of walking in the yard, or within any other limits prescribed by law, on their giving bond not to go beyond those limits.
Prison yard
an inclosure about a prison, or attached to it.
Yard grass
(Bot.) a low-growing grass (Eleusine Indica) having digitate spikes. It is common in dooryards, and like places, especially in the Southern United States. Called also crab grass.
Yard of land
See Yardland.
v. t.1.To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.
Noun1.yard - a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
Synonyms: pace
2.yard - the enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was a small house with almost no yard"
Synonyms: curtilage, grounds
3.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"
4.Yardyard - an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
Synonyms: railway yard
5.yard - an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)
6.yard - a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)
Synonyms: cubic yard
7.yard - a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
8.Yardyard - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

YARD. A measure of length, containing three feet, or thirty-six inches.

YARD, estates. A piece of land enclosed for the use and accommodation of the inhabitants of a house. In England it is nearly synonymous with backside. (q.v.) 1 Chitty, Pr. 176; 1 T. R. 701.

To see a neat and well-kept yard, reflects your ability to maintain and organize aspects of your outside life, such as work and your social activities. To see a messy and un-kept yard, denotes that aspects of your life are out of your control.C, C-note, G, G-note, M, arena, armory, arsenal, assembly line, assembly plant, atomic energy plant, beleaguer, beset, besiege, bindery, blockade, boatyard, boilery, bookbindery, bound, box in, brewery, brickyard, buck, cage, cannery, cartwheel, cent, century, chamber, chiliad, chiliagon, chiliahedron, chiliarch, chiliarchia, cincture, close, close in, compass, contain, container, coop, coop in, coop up, copper, cordon, cordon off, corral, courtyard, creamery, curtilage, dairy, defense plant, delimited field, dime, distillery, dockyard, dollar, dollar bill, encircle, enclave, enclose, encompass, enshrine, factory, factory belt, factory district, feeder plant, fence in, field, fifty cents, fin, fish, five cents, five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, flour mill, fold, four bits, frogskin, grand, ground, half G, half a C, half dollar, half grand, hedge in, hem in, house in, hundred-dollar bill, impound, imprison, incarcerate, include, industrial park, industrial zone, iron man, jail, kennel, kilo, kilocycle, kilogram, kilohertz, kiloliter, kilometer, lakh, leaguer, list, main plant, manufactory, manufacturing plant, manufacturing quarter, mew, mew up, mill, millennium, millepede, milligram, milliliter, mint, munitions plant, myriad, nickel, oil refinery, one hundred thousand, packing house, pale, paling, park, pen in, penny, plant, pocket, pottery, power plant, production line, push-button plant, quad, quadrangle, quarantine, quarter, rail in, red cent, refinery, sawbuck, sawmill, shipyard, shrine, shut in, shut up, silver dollar, skin, smacker, square, stable, subassembly plant, sugar refinery, surround, tannery, ten cents, ten thousand, ten-spot, tenner, theater, thou, thousand, thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, toft, twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill, two-spot, wall in, winery, wrap, yard up, yards
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Yankee Clipper
Yankee clover
Yankee corn
yap away
-- Yard --
yard goods
yard grass
yard line
yard marker
yard measure
Yard of land
yard sale
Yard Stick
yard-long bean
Yardbird Parker
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