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yard

noun [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 builders' yard a scrap yard
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yard noun [C] (LAND NEXT TO BUILDING)

an area of land next to a building that is covered with concrete or other hard material: The house has a small yard at the back. the 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.
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