Meaning of “yard” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /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.
HOUSE US (UK garden)

an area of land in front of or behind a house


a small area of ground next to a building, often with a fence or wall around it:

a school yard

(Definition of “yard” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)