yardnoun [ C ]uk /jɑːd/ us /jɑːrd/
yard noun [ C ] (UNIT OF MEASUREMENT)
- His angled shot beat the goalkeeper from 20 yards.
- His horse collapsed just 40 yards from the winning post.
- A cricket pitch is 22 yards long.
- A yard is equal to 3 feet.
- The garden of their new house is 30 yards in length.
yard noun [ C ] (WORK AREA)
a lumber yard
a scrap yard
- Since they set up a builder's yard next door, our house has depreciated in value.
- The state of the economy has led to many small businesses ending up in the knacker's yard.
- I bought a cheap, replacement headlight from the scrap yard.
- A lot of heavy lorries use this road on the way to the builder's yard.
- There's a recycling point for old fridges at the scrap yard.
yard noun [ C ] (LAND NEXT TO BUILDING)
a prison yard
- He was chopping wood in the yard.
- From the window we could see the children playing in the yard.
- The prisoners were exercising in the yard.
- When the bell rang, the schoolchildren ran out into the yard.
- He hung the washing out to dry in the yard.