yard - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

  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