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Meaning of YARD

Pronunciation:  yârd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)
  2. [n]  a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
  3. [n]  the enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was a small house with almost no yard"
  4. [n]  an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
  5. [n]  a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings); "they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"
  6. [n]  a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)
  7. [n]  a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
  8. [n]  the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

YARD is a 4 letter word that starts with Y.


 Synonyms: 1000, chiliad, cubic yard, curtilage, G, grand, grounds, K, M, one thousand, pace, railway yard, thou, thousand
 See Also: backyard, barnyard, capacity measure, capacity unit, chain, chicken run, chicken yard, churchyard, court, courtyard, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, dooryard, enclosure, farmyard, fathom, field, foot, fowl run, front yard, ft, fthm, garden, God's acre, henyard, junkyard, large integer, lea, linear unit, main yard, marshalling yard, parcel, parcel, parcel of land, parcel of land, perch, piece of ground, piece of ground, piece of land, piece of land, playground, pole, rod, sailing ship, sailing vessel, schoolyard, side yard, spar, stockyard, tiltyard, tract, tract, volume unit, yardarm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Yard\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for
    pasture, protection, etc.
  2. \Yard\, n. [OE. yerd, AS. gierd, gyrd, a rod, stick, a
    measure, a yard; akin to OFries. ierde, OS. gerda, D. garde,
    G. gerte, OHG. gartia, gerta, gart, Icel. gaddr a goad,
    sting, Goth. gazds, and probably to L. hasta a spear. Cf.
    {Gad}, n., {Gird}, n., {Gride}, v. i., {Hastate}.]
    1. A rod; a stick; a staff. [Obs.] --P. Plowman.
             If men smote it with a yerde.         --Chaucer.
    2. A branch; a twig. [Obs.]
             The bitter frosts with the sleet and rain Destroyed
             hath the green in every yerd.         --Chaucer.
    3. A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc. [Obs.]
    4. A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six
       inches, being the standard of English and American
    5. The penis.
    6. (Naut.) 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}.
    {Golden Yard}, or {Yard and Ell} (Astron.), a popular name of
       the three stars in the belt of Orion.
    {Under yard} [i. e., under the rod], under contract. [Obs.]
  3. \Yard\, n. [OE. yard, yerd, AS. geard; akin to OFries.
    garda garden, OS. gardo garden, gard yard, D. gaard garden,
    G. garten, OHG. garto garden, gari inclosure, Icel. gar[eth]r
    yard, house, Sw. g[*a]rd, Dan. gaard, Goth. gards a house,
    garda sheepfold, L. hortus garden, Gr. cho`rtos an inclosure.
    Cf. {Court}, {Garden}, {Garth}, {Horticulture}, {Orchard}.]
    1. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of,
       or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a
             A yard . . . inclosed all about with sticks In which
             she had a cock, hight chanticleer.    --Chaucer.
    2. An inclosure within which any work or business is carried
       on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
    {Liberty of the yard}, a liberty, granted to persons
       imprisoned for debt, of walking in the yard, or within any
       other limits prescribed by law, on their giving bond not
       to go beyond those limits.
    {Prison yard}, an inclosure about a prison, or attached to
    {Yard grass} (Bot.), a low-growing grass ({Eleusine Indica})
       having digitate spikes. It is common in dooryards, and
       like places, especially in the Southern United States.
       Called also {crab grass}.
    {Yard of land}. See {Yardland}.
  4. \Yard\, v. t.
    To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a
    yard; as, to yard cows.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a neat and well-kept yard, reflects your ability to maintain and organize aspects of your outside life, such as work and your social activities. Seeing a messy and un-kept yard indicates that aspects of your life are out of your control.