(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): pace

Definition categories: quantity

2. the enclosed land around a house or other building

- it was a small house with almost no yard

Similar word(s): curtilage, grounds

Definition categories: man–made, field

3. 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

Definition categories: location, parcel, tract

4. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

Similar word(s): chiliad, grand, thou, thousand

Definition categories: quantity

5. a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

Definition categories: quantity

6. a tract of land where logs are accumulated

Definition categories: location, parcel, tract

7. an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines

Similar word(s): railyard

Definition categories: man–made, parcel, tract

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

Definition categories: man–made, spar

9. an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

Definition categories: man–made, enclosure

Sentences with yard as a noun:

- I need to hedge a yard of yen.


1. (transitive) To confine to a yard.