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Idioms for yard
- 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 yard (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of yard2
Example sentences from the Web for yard
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 doctor, a little puzzled, took his leave, but had not gone ten yards when the housekeeper flew screaming after him.Uncanny Tales|Various
About three o'clock, as nearly as I could tell, we dipped into a wooded creek bottom some two hundred yards in width.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was a hippopotamus which had been standing on the river-brink within six yards of the muzzle of his gun.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
A mushir (marshal) would find it derogatory to his dignity to smoke out of a stem less than two yards in length.
I still think we might have done as well at much less cost by creeping up these 200 or 300 yards by night.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for yard (1 of 3)
Word Origin for yard
British Dictionary definitions for yard (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 yard (3 of 3)
Scientific definitions for yard
Idioms and Phrases with yard
see all wool and a yard wide; in one's own back yard; whole nine yards.