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English definition of “yard”

yard

noun [C] (LAND NEXT TO BUILDING)    /jɑːd/ US  /jɑːrd/
an area of land next to a building that is covered with concrete or other hard material : The house has a small yard at the back. the prison yard → See also backyard, barnyard, farmyardGardens and yards
(Definition of yard noun (LAND NEXT TO BUILDING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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