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Meaning of “backyard” in the English Dictionary

"backyard" in British English

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backyardnoun [C]

uk   /ˌbækˈjɑːd/  us   /-ˈjɑːrd/
UK a ​smallspacesurrounded by ​walls at the back of a ​house, usually with a hard ​surface: The ​house has a ​small backyard, ​surrounded by a high ​brickwall.B1 US a ​space at the back of a ​house, usually ​surrounded by a ​fence, and ​covered with ​grass: The ​kids were ​playing in the backyard.
(Definition of backyard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"backyard" in American English

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backyardnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbækˈjɑrd/
the ​area behind a ​house, or more ​generally, an ​area near the ​place you ​live: Residents don’t ​want a ​nuclearpowerplant in ​their backyard.
(Definition of backyard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"backyard" in Business English

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backyardnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌbækˈjɑːd/
in your (own) backyard in the ​area where you ​live, or in your ​area of ​interest or ​activity: You hate to see your ​competitorsright in your backyard.
(Definition of backyard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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