[ yahrd ]
/ yɑrd /


verb (used with object)

to put into, enclose, or store in a yard.

Nearby words

  1. yaqui,
  2. yar,
  3. yarak,
  4. yarborough,
  5. yarco,
  6. yard goods,
  7. yard grass,
  8. yard of ale,
  9. yard sale,
  10. yard-long bean

Origin of yard

before 900; Middle English yerd, Old English geard enclosure; cognate with Dutch gaard garden, Old Norse garthr yard, Gothic gards house, Latin hortus garden, Old Irish gort field; akin to garden

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British Dictionary definitions for yarding


/ (ˈjɑːdɪŋ) /


a group of animals displayed for salea good yarding


/ (jɑːd) /


a unit of length equal to 3 feet and defined in 1963 as exactly 0.9144 metreAbbreviation: yd
a cylindrical wooden or hollow metal spar, tapered at the ends, slung from a mast of a square-rigged or lateen-rigged vessel and used for suspending a sail
put in the hard yards Australian informal to make a great effort to achieve an end
the whole nine yards informal everything that is required; the whole thing

Word Origin for yard

Old English gierd rod, twig; related to Old Frisian jerde, Old Saxon gerdia, Old High German gertia, Old Norse gaddr


/ (jɑːd) /


verb (tr)

to draft (animals), esp to a saleyard

Word Origin for yard

Old English geard; related to Old Saxon gard, Old High German gart, Old Norse garthr yard, Gothic gards house, Old Slavonic gradu town, castle, Albanian garth hedge


/ (jɑːd) /


the Yard British informal short for Scotland Yard
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Word Origin and History for yarding
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Science definitions for yarding


[ yärd ]

A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to 3 feet or 36 inches (0.91 meter). See Table at measurement.
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Idioms and Phrases with yarding


see all wool and a yard wide; in one's own back yard; whole nine yards.

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