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Definition of "yard" []

  • A fundamental unit of length in both the U.S. Customary System and the British Imperial System, equal to 3 feet, or 36 inches (0.9144 meter). See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • Nautical A long tapering spar slung to a mast to support and spread the head of a square sail, lugsail, or lateen. (noun)
  • A tract of ground next to, surrounding, or surrounded by a building or buildings. (noun)
  • A tract of ground, often enclosed, used for a specific business or activity. (noun)
  • An area where railroad trains are made up and cars are switched, stored, and serviced on tracks and sidings. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "yard" in a sentence
  • "If you intended to sell or measure produce or goods of any kind, it would be essential to know how many pints or quarts are contained in a gallon, or in a bushel, or how many inches there are in a yard, and you also ought to know just what the quantity term _bushel_ or the measurement _yard_ means."
  • "It'll work just fine. a yard is a yard and nothing will change that. when you yardage it from a tree stand it will be off a bit but just aim at the distance the animal is from the bottom of your treestand. make some markers before you go in your stand."
  • "I know grass will grow in it because my yard is the same type of soil."