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Noun: backyard  'bak'yaa(r)d
  1. [N. Amer] The grounds in back of a house
  2. A particular area; the surrounding or nearby region
    "the plane crashed in the backyard of Asheville";
    - vicinity, locality, neighborhood [US], neighbourhood [Brit, Cdn], neck of the woods, vicinage [N. Amer]
  3. [Brit] An area of land next to a house, usually uncultivated and often paved and surrounded by walls
    - yard [Brit]

Derived forms: backyards

Type of: curtilage, grounds, section, yard [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Backyard