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“yard” in British English

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yardnoun [ 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 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 special purpose :

The house has a small yard at the back.
The children played 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 growing flowers, grass, and other plants:

The kids were playing in the yard.

(Definition of “yard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“yard” in American English

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yardnoun [ C ]

us /jɑrd/

yard noun [ C ] (MEASUREMENT)

abbreviation yd. a unit of measurement of length equal to 3 feet or approximately 0.914 meter

yard noun [ C ] (LAND AROUND HOUSE)

a piece of land surrounding a house, usually grassy land 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

(Definition of “yard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“yard” in Business English

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yardnoun [ C ]

uk /jɑːd/ us written abbreviation yd

MEASURES a unit of measurement equal to 3 feet or 91.4 centimetres

an area of land next to buildings used for a particular purpose such as building, storing, or selling goods:

a builders' yard

(Definition of “yard” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)