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yard - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'yard' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Yard [ n.]
- 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 [ n]
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)
Example in sentence:
  • they opened a repair yard on the edge of town