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"yard" in British English

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yardnoun [C]

uk   /jɑːd/  us   /jɑːrd/
  • yard noun [C] (UNIT OF MEASUREMENT)

B1 (written abbreviation yd) a unit of measurement equal to three feet or approximately 91.4 centimetres

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  • yard noun [C] (WORK AREA)

an area of land in which a particular type of work is done, often one from which goods are sold: a lumber yard a scrap yard

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  • yard noun [C] (LAND NEXT TO BUILDING)

an area of land next to a building that usually has a hard surface and that is used for a special purpose : The house has a small yard at the back. The children played in the school yard. a prison yard

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  • yard noun [C] (GARDEN)

A2 US (UK garden) a piece of land next to a house, usually used for growing flowers, grass, and other plants: The kids were playing in the yard.
(Definition of yard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yard" in American English

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yardnoun [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
(Definition of yard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"yard" in Business English

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yardnoun [C]

uk   us   /jɑːd/ ( written abbreviation yd)
MEASURES a unit of measurement equal to 3 feet or 91.4 centimetres
an area of land next to buildings used for a particular purpose such as building, storing, or selling goods: a builders' yard
(Definition of yard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“yard” in Business English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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