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Definition of Yard
YardYard 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.]
Yard Yard, v. t.
To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a
yard; as, to yard cows.
YardYard 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.
Yard Yard, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for
pasture, protection, etc.
Meaning of Yard from wikipedia
- The yard
(abbreviation: yd) is an English
unit of length, in both the British imperial
and US customary systems
of measurement, that comprises
3 feet or...
- The Yards
is a 2000 American crime
Gray. It was written
by Gray and Matt Reeves, and stars
Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin
- Scotland Yard
(officially New Scotland Yard
) is a metonym
for the headquarters
of the Metropolitan Police Service
(MPS), and the Police Community
- kickoff return yards
, and also recorded
a then-Super Bowl record
90 punt return yards
, thus tying
the then-Super Bowl records
of total return yards
(91.44 m) long between
the goal lines, and 160 feet (48.8 m) (53 1⁄3 yards
) wide. In addition, there
are end zones extending another
- The thousand-yard stare
or two-thousand-yard stare
is a phrase often
used to describe
the blank, unfocused
gaze of soldiers
who have become
- square yard
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, sq yds, sq yd, sq.yd. yards
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- On the Yard
is a 1978 American drama
John Heard. It is based
on Braly's novel...
- The Longest Yard
is a 2005 American sports prison comedy
film and a remake
of the 1974 film of the same name. Adam Sandler plays
- The Longest Yard
is a 1974 American sports comedy
by Tracy Keenan
Wynn and based
on a story
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