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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...
- Scotland Yard
(officially New Scotland Yard
) is a metonym
for the headquarters building
of the Metropolitan
Police, the territorial police force
- cubic yard
yd cu yards
, cu yard
, cu yds, cu yd, CYs yards
/-3, yds/-3, yd/-3 yards
^3, yds^3, yd^3 yards
- terms include wreck yard
, wrecker's yard
, salvage yard
, breaker's yard
and s****heap. In the United
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- The Pratt-Pullman Yard
in 1904 by the Pratt Engineering
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- Longest Yard
is a 2005 American prison sports comedy
by Peter Segal
Turner. A remake
of 1974's The Longest Yard
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- square yard
yd sq yards
, sq yard
, sq yds, sq yd, sq.yd. yards
/-2, yds/-2, yd/-2 yards
^2, yds^2, yd^2 yards
- A yard
is a spar on a mast from which sails
are set. It may be constructed
or from more modern materials
- A rail yard
, railway yard
or railroad yard
is a complex series
of railroad tracks
for storing, sorting, or loading
and unloading, railroad
cars and locomotives...
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of ale or yard
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