Associations to the word «Yard»


YARD, noun. A small, usually uncultivated area adjoining or (now especially) within the precincts of a house or other building (Wikipedia).
YARD, noun. An enclosed area designated for a specific purpose, e.g. on farms, railways etc.
YARD, noun. A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.
YARD, noun. (Jamaica) One’s house or home.
YARD, verb. (transitive) To confine to a yard.
YARD, noun. A unit of length equal to 3 feet in the US customary and British imperial systems of measurement, equal to precisely 0.9144   m since 1959 (US) or 1963 (UK).
YARD, noun. Units of similar composition or length in other systems.
YARD, noun. (nautical) Any spar carried aloft.
YARD, noun. (nautical) A long tapered timber hung on a mast to which is bent a sail, and may be further qualified as a square, lateen, or lug yard. The first is hung at right angles to the mast, the latter two hang obliquely.
YARD, noun. (obsolete) A branch, twig, or shoot.
YARD, noun. (obsolete) A staff, rod, or stick.
YARD, noun. (obsolete) A penis.
YARD, noun. (US) (slang) (uncommon) 100 dollars.
YARD, noun. (obsolete) The yardland, an obsolete English unit of land roughly understood as 30 acres.
YARD, noun. (obsolete) The rod, a surveying unit of (once) 15 or (now) 16½ feet.
YARD, noun. (obsolete) The rood, area bound by a square rod, ¼ acre.
YARD, noun. (finance) 109, A short scale billion; a long scale thousand millions or milliard.
YARD, proper noun. (with the definite article: the Yard) Scotland Yard or New Scotland Yard
YARD, proper noun. (Jamaica) Jamaica
YARD APE, noun. (slang) (derogatory) An unruly child.
YARD APE, noun. (slang) (derogatory) (offensive) (ethnic slur) A black person.
YARD APES, noun. Plural of yard ape
YARD BIRD, noun. Alternative form of yardbird
YARD GOODS, noun. Merchandise, especially fabric, sold in units of linear measure.
YARD OF ALE, noun. The amount of ale that fills a very tall tapering beer glass (approximately 1 yard). Drinking it as quickly as possible is a traditional pub game.
YARD OF LAND, noun. Alternative form of yardland
YARD SALE, noun. A sale of used household goods held on the seller's own premises.
YARD SALES, noun. Plural of yard sale

Dictionary definition

YARD, noun. A unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride.
YARD, noun. The enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was a small house with almost no yard".
YARD, noun. 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".
YARD, noun. The cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100.
YARD, noun. A unit of volume (as for sand or gravel).
YARD, noun. A tract of land where logs are accumulated.
YARD, noun. An area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines.
YARD, noun. A long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen.
YARD, noun. An enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock).

Wise words

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