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Definition of Yards
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 Yards from wikipedia
- survey yards Comparing international yards
and survey yards
500,000 (international) yards
= 499,999 survey yards
= 457,200 meters
1 (international) yard
- Charlize Theron
Caan. Set in the commuter
in New York City ("the yards
in the boroughs
of the Bronx, Queens, and...
- Scotland Yard
(officially New Scotland Yard
) is the headquarters
of the Metropolitan
Police, the territorial police force responsible
- running backs
by total career rushing yards
, and includes
the 31 running backs
who have rushed
for at least
, for which sixteen
of them have been...
for 40 yards comes
from the average distance
of a punt and the time it takes
that distance. Punts average around
- "The whole
" or "the full nine yards
" is a colloquial American English phrase meaning
"everything, the whole
lot" or, when used as an adjective...
- 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
in receiving yards
, with 22,895. He is the only player
to surp**** 18,000 yards
. Here are the 50 players
with the most receiving yards
- 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
- The event
from the imperial measurement
of a half mile (880 yards
), a traditional English racing
distance. 800m is 4.67m less than a half...
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