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Definition of Yard

Yard

  1. A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.
  2. A rod; a stick; a staff.
  3. A branch; a twig.
  4. A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.
  5. A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure.
  6. The penis.
  7. 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.
  8. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
  9. An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
  10. To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.

Yard Quotations

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'
Harmon Killebrew

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
Ross Perot

If people are a little nervous about approaching you at the market, it's good. I'm not Chuckles The Clown. Or Bozo. I don't cut the ribbon at the opening of markets. I don't stand next to the mayor. Hit your baseball into my yard, and you'll never see it again.
Tom Waits

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.
Truman Capote

Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.
Hans Christian Andersen
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Yard Translations

yard in Afrikaans is yard
yard in Dutch is yard, ra
yard in Finnish is piha
yard in German is Yard, Hof, Hof
yard in Italian is ulna, cortile
yard in Spanish is corral, patio
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