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YARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does yard mean? 

YARD (noun)
  The noun YARD has 9 senses:

1. a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
2. the enclosed land around a house or other building
3. a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)
4. an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
5. an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)
6. a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)
7. a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
8. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
9. a tract of land where logs are accumulated

  Familiarity information: YARD used as a noun is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


YARD (noun)


Sense 1yard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

yard; pace

Hypernyms ("yard" is a kind of...):

linear unit (a unit of measurement of length)

Meronyms (parts of "yard"):

foot; ft (a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard)

Holonyms ("yard" is a part of...):

perch; pole; rod (a linear measure of 16.5 feet)

chain (a unit of length)

lea (a unit of length of thread or yarn)

fathom; fthm (a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth)


Sense 2yard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The enclosed land around a house or other building

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

curtilage; grounds; yard

Context example:

it was a small house with almost no yard

Hypernyms ("yard" is a kind of...):

field (a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yard"):

side yard (the grounds at either side of a house)

playground (yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play)

garden (a yard or lawn adjoining a house)

front yard (the yard in front of a house; between the house and the street)

dooryard (a yard outside the front or rear door of a house)

backyard (the grounds in back of a house)


Sense 3yard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Context example:

they opened a repair yard on the edge of town

Hypernyms ("yard" is a kind of...):

parcel; parcel of land; piece of ground; piece of land; tract (an extended area of land)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yard"):

tiltyard ((formerly) an enclosed field for tilting contests)

churchyard; God's acre (the yard associated with a church)

schoolyard (the yard associated with a school)

junkyard (a field where junk is collected and stored for resale)


Sense 4yard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

railway yard; yard

Hypernyms ("yard" is a kind of...):

parcel; parcel of land; piece of ground; piece of land; tract (an extended area of land)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yard"):

marshalling yard (a railway yard in which trains are assembled and goods are loaded)


Sense 5yard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("yard" is a kind of...):

enclosure (artifact consisting of a space that has been enclosed for some purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yard"):

barnyard (a yard adjoining a barn)

chicken run; chicken yard; fowl run; hen yard (an enclosed yard for keeping poultry)

farmyard (an area adjacent to farm buildings)

stockyard (enclosed yard where cattle, pigs, horses, or sheep are kept temporarily)


Sense 6yard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

cubic yard; yard

Hypernyms ("yard" is a kind of...):

capacity measure; capacity unit; cubage unit; cubature unit; cubic content unit; cubic measure; displacement unit; volume unit (a unit of measurement of volume or capacity)


Sense 7yard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("yard" is a kind of...):

spar (a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging)

Meronyms (parts of "yard"):

yardarm (either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yard"):

main yard (yard for a square mainsail)

Holonyms ("yard" is a part of...):

sailing ship; sailing vessel (a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts)


Sense 8yard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

1000; chiliad; thousand; grand; thou; one thousand; M; K; G; yard

Hypernyms ("yard" is a kind of...):

large integer (an integer equal to or greater than ten)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "yard"):

millenary (a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years))


Sense 9yard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tract of land where logs are accumulated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("yard" is a kind of...):

parcel; parcel of land; piece of ground; piece of land; tract (an extended area of land)


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