Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “yard”

yard

noun [C]  /jɑrd/ us  

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
(Definition of yard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of yard?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Gardens & yards, but you might be interested in these topics from the Gardening topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “yard”

Definitions of “yard” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beer mat

a small piece of cardboard that you put under a glass to protect a table surface in a pub or bar

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More