Meaning of YARD in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ jɑ:(r)d ]

( yards)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A yard is a unit of length equal to thirty-six inches or approximately 91.4 centimetres.

The incident took place about 500 yards from where he was standing...

...a long narrow strip of linen two or three yards long.

...a yard of silk.

N-COUNT : num N , oft N of n


A yard is a flat area of concrete or stone that is next to a building and often has a wall around it.

I saw him standing in the yard.

= courtyard



You can refer to a large open area where a particular type of work is done as a yard .

...a railway yard.

...a ship repair yard.

N-COUNT : usu supp N


A yard is a piece of land next to someone’s house, with grass and plants growing in it. ( AM; in BRIT, use garden )

He dug a hole in our yard on Edgerton Avenue to plant a maple tree when I was born.


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