- everything that is pertinent, appropriate, or available.
- in all ways; in every respect; all the way: If you want to run for mayor, I'll be with you the whole nine yards.
Origin of yard1
Definition for yards (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of yard2
Examples from the Web for yards
The protection will last as long as Winston can still fling the ball 50 yards downfield to a streaking wide receiver.Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star|Robert Silverman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He found one, a male, maybe 50 yards from the nest with no obvious injuries.
He caught eight passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in an overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills last weekend.
The exploding bombs and gunpowder leveled every structure for hundreds of yards in all directions.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet, 500 yards is not even a third of a mile, fans-of-math.20 Things You Didn’t Know About 'The Shawshank Redemption'|Bill Schulz|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only redeeming feature was a better garden than most London houses have, a strip as wide as the house, and thirty yards long.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)|Charles Darwin
All spin without losing a moment and spin 1000 yards in two to four hours according to the skill acquired.The Wheel of Fortune|Mahatma Gandhi
They had not gone more than a dozen yards when a shot rang out from behind a tree, and a bullet whizzed past over their heads.Linda Carlton's Island Adventure|Edith Lavell
But he had scarcely gone two hundred yards when he met the girl walking calmly along the street with her basket on her arm.
No one within the ranch knew it, but within two hundred yards lay the foe Lar Tantril and his men feared most.The Passing of Ku Sui|Anthony Gilmore
British Dictionary definitions for yards (1 of 3)
Word Origin for yard
British Dictionary definitions for yards (2 of 3)
- an enclosed or open area used for some commercial activity, for storage, etca railway yard
- (in combination)a brickyard; a shipyard
Word Origin for yard
British Dictionary definitions for yards (3 of 3)
Science definitions for yards
Idioms and Phrases with yards
see all wool and a yard wide; in one's own back yard; whole nine yards.