Definitions starting with Y

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yard

[Car.; OED, a barnyard; an enclosed area with grass and trees adjoining a house (now dial. and US)] n. 1. the area around a dwelling, including the area for poultry, livestock, etc.: 1888 Gardens are called yards in Nassau... I am told the same word is in common use in the United States (Powles 29). On the sidewalk, and the Hotel Yards, Straw Vendors show their work to da waiting crowd (Brown 39). (Gen.)

2. a tract of forest or scrubland: We had the hurricane blow up in the big yard (Acklins). cf. PINE YARD

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-01 02:43
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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