1. [ noun ] a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
Synonyms: pace
Related terms: linear_unit chain perch lea fathom foot pace
2. [ noun ] (geography) the enclosed land around a house or other building
Synonyms: grounds curtilage

"it was a small house with almost no yard"

Related terms: field court garden backyard dooryard side_yard front_yard playground
3. [ noun ] (geography) 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"

Related terms: tract churchyard junkyard tiltyard schoolyard
4. [ noun ] (geography) an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
Synonyms: railway_yard
Related terms: tract marshalling_yard
5. [ noun ] (nautical) a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
Related terms: spar main_yard sailing_vessel yardarm
6. [ noun ] a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)
Synonyms: cubic_yard
Related terms: volume_unit
7. [ noun ] (mathematics) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
Synonyms: thousand M grand K chiliad G 1000 thou one_thousand
Related terms: large_integer
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13128
9. [ noun ] an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)
Related terms: enclosure barnyard farmyard stockyard chicken_yard
Similar spelling:   Yarde