- An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or
around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard. - An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on;
as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
2 . Yard
[ v. i.]
- A rod; a stick; a staff. - A branch; a twig. - A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc. - A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six
inches, being the standard of English and American measure. - The penis. - 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.
3 . Yard
[ v. t.]
- To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a
yard; as, to yard cows.
Meaning of 'yard' (Princeton's WordNet)
1 . yard
Meaning (1): - the enclosed land around a house or other building
Example in sentence:
it was a small house with almost no yard
Meaning (2): - a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)