(As a noun)
Yard ( noun )
- An enclosed outdoor space attached to a building, typically used for storage or recreation.
- A unit of length equal to three feet, used in the United States and other countries.
From middle english yerde, from old english geard ("enclosure, yard, garden"), from proto-germanic *gardaz ("enclosure, yard"), from proto-indo-european *gʰórdʰos ("enclosure").
- The yard was filled with toys and tools, the remnants of many a summer day spent outside.
- The yard was beautifully landscaped, with lush green grass and vibrant flowers.
- A yard of cloth is equal to 36 inches.
- The football player ran for 10 yards in the last play of the game.
- The couple converted their yard into a vegetable garden, growing their own fresh produce.
(As a verb)
Yard ( verb )
- To manage or care for a yard, garden or park.
- To measure in yards.
From middle english yerden, from old english geardian ("to enclose, defend, guard"), from proto-germanic *gardōną ("to enclose"), from proto-indo-european *gʰórdʰ- ("to enclose").
- She spends all her weekends yarding, planting and maintaining her beautiful garden.
- The football team yards the ball for a first down.
- The company will yard their products in the new warehouse.
- The carpenter will yard the wood for the new deck.
- The team was yards ahead of their opponents in the last quarter of the game.