yard - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/jɑː(r)d/
singularyard
pluralyards
  1. 1
    a unit for measuring length. There are three feet or 36 inches in a yard. One yard is equal to 0.91 metres.
  2. 2
    an enclosed area around a large building where people can do activities outside

    a prison yard

    1. b.
      British an area without grass at the back of a small house
    2. c.
      American a garden around a house