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English definition of “yard”


noun [C]     /jɑːd/
UNIT (written abbreviation yd) B1 a unit for measuring length , equal to 0.9144 metres or 3 feet : There's a bus stop a few hundred yards up the road . Measurements of length and distanceArea, mass, weight and volume in general
HOUSE US (UK garden) an area of land in front of or behind a house Gardens and yards
AREA a small area of ground next to a building , often with a fence or wall around it: a school yardGardens and yards
(Definition of yard noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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