Definitions of yard

  1. To confine ( cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.
  2. A rod; a stick; a staff.
  3. A branch; a twig.
  4. A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.
  5. A long piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, tapering toward the ends, and designed to support and extend a square sail. A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast. See Illust. of Ship.
  6. A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty- six inches, being the standard of English and American measure.
  7. To put or confine cattle in a yard.
  8. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
  9. a unit of volume ( as for sand or gravel)
  10. a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91. 44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
  11. an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
  12. an enclosure for animals ( as chicken or livestock)
  13. a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
  14. 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"
  15. A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.
  16. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
  17. An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
  18. A measure of length equal to three feet, thirty- six inches, or 0. 9144 meter: a long piece of timber attached to the mast of a vessel to support a sail; an inclosed space before or about a house, barn, etc.; an inclosure where a special industry is carried on; as, a lumber yard. etc.
  19. An E. measure of 8 feet or 36 inches: a long beam on a mast for spreading square sails.
  20. An inclosed place, esp. near a building.
  21. Measure of three feet; spar for extending a square sail: inclosed ground near a building.
  22. The standard English measure of length; 36 inches.
  23. A spar suspended crosswise on a mast.
  24. A measure or a measuring rod of three feet or thirty- six inches; a long, slender piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, suspended upon the mast, by which a sail is extended.
  25. A small, inclosed place in front of or around a house or barn; an enclosure for any purpose.
  26. A staff; a rod; a measure of 3 feet, or 36 inches; in a ship, a long piece of timber, having a rounded taper towards each end, and slung by its centre to a mast.
  27. An enclosure in which any work is carried on; a small enclosed space adjoining a house or building; in Scot., a small enclosed garden.