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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, She Blows!