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yardnoun [C]

 us   /jɑrd/

yard noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

(abbreviation yd.) a ​unit of ​measurement of ​lengthequal to 3 ​feet or ​approximately 0.914 ​meter

yard noun [C] (LAND AROUND HOUSE)

a ​piece of ​landsurrounding a ​house, usually ​grassyland 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
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yardnoun [C]

uk   /jɑːd/  us   /jɑːrd/

yard noun [C] (UNIT OF MEASUREMENT)

B1 (written abbreviation yd) a ​unit of ​measurementequal to three ​feet or ​approximately 91.4 ​centimetres
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yard noun [C] (WORK AREA)

an ​area of ​land in which a ​particulartype 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 ​specialpurpose : The ​house has a ​small yard at the back. The ​childrenplayed 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 ​growingflowers, ​grass, and other ​plants: The ​kids were ​playing in the yard.
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yardnoun [C]

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