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yard

noun [C]  us   /jɑrd/

yard noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

(abbreviation yd.) a unit of measurement of length equal to 3 feet or approximately 0.914 meter

yard noun [C] (LAND AROUND HOUSE)

a piece of land surrounding a house, usually grassy land with trees and other plants: The kids are playing in the yard out back.

yard noun [C] (LAND NEXT TO BUILDING)

an area of ground next to a building that is used for a particular, usually business, purpose: a boat yard a lumber yard
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