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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

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
Robert Frost

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

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

Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive.
W. C. Fields

Even with all of the things that are so awful, if you walk into your yard and stay there looking at almost anything for five minutes, you will be stunned by how marvelous life is and how incredibly lucky we are to have it.
Alice Walker
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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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