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farmyard

[fahrm-yahrd]
noun
  1. a yard or enclosure surrounded by or connected with farm buildings.
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Origin of farmyard

First recorded in 1740–50; farm + yard2
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Examples from the Web for farmyard

Historical Examples

  • I went out at the other door into the close or farmyard, and ran across to the house.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood

    George MacDonald

  • Sheila would probably be busy about the house or she might have work to do in the farmyard.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • He followed her across the farmyard and through the gate into the "loanie."

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • I should like to know who would let her mess about as she does in a farmyard.'

  • In the farmyard the workers were preparing to depart for the night from their long day of toil.


British Dictionary definitions for farmyard

farmyard

noun
    1. an area surrounded by or adjacent to farm buildings
    2. (as modifier)farmyard animals
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