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Definition of 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.
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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