View synonyms for backyard


[ bak-yahrd ]


  1. the portion of a lot or building site behind a house, structure, or the like, sometimes fenced, walled, etc.
  2. a familiar or nearby area; neighborhood.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of backyard1

First recorded in 1650–60; back 1 + yard 2
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Example Sentences

The company has been working with Icelandic retailer AHA since 2018, delivering groceries to peoples’ backyards in Reykjavik.

On group hikes, camping trips, or family backyard gatherings, I wind up with dozens of bug bites when everyone else gets two or three.

Plus, Kenosha is just 39 miles south of Milwaukee, essentially putting the incident in the club’s backyard.

It did not touch you as a child, on those summer days spent climbing the pecan tree in your parents’ backyard.

So whether it’s in a neighborhood full of other synthetic stone homes, floating on a pontoon in a river, or in someone’s backyard, it seems the future will see no shortage of opportunities to inhabit your very own 3D printed house.

The remote controlled flying craft has gone from covert military ops to a communal backyard hobby.

As a kid, you were convinced that enough digging in the backyard would take you straight through to China.

Heavily armed Simbas had already arrived at the missionary house and were lining up families in the backyard for execution.

Conversation may have been limited, but not once did my toilet flood over, and I never had to wear sneakers in my backyard.

For years the need to push patties took the form of thin-cut ground beef served in fast-food joints and backyard barbecues.

A few feet further on was the backyard laid out in a garden with a waterless age-browned concrete fountain in the center.

Commission Exhibit 436, is that a picture of the doorway area leading to the backyard of your home?

They were in the midst of their breakfast when the old woman came in the backyard with her basket.

"This is really much better than being cooped up in the old woman's backyard," he reflected.

I was giving my baby an airing in the garden when a call from the maid-of-all-work sent me hurrying into the backyard.