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English noun: yard

1. yard (quantity) a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride


Synonymspace


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit


Part holonymfoot, ft


Part meronymchain, fathom, fthm, lea, perch, pole, rod

2. yard (artifact) the enclosed land around a house or other building


SamplesIt was a small house with almost no yard.


Synonymscurtilage, grounds


Broader (hypernym)field


Narrower (hyponym)backyard, dooryard, front yard, garden, playground, side yard

3. yard (location) a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)


SamplesThey opened a repair yard on the edge of town.


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Narrower (hyponym)churchyard, God's acre, junkyard, schoolyard, tiltyard

4. yard (quantity) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100


Synonyms1000, chiliad, G, grand, K, M, one thousand, thou, thousand


Broader (hypernym)large integer


Narrower (hyponym)millenary

5. yard (quantity) a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)


Synonymscubic yard


Broader (hypernym)capacity measure, capacity unit, cubage unit, cubature unit, cubic content unit, cubic measure, displacement unit, volume unit

6. yard (location) a tract of land where logs are accumulated


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract

7. yard (artifact) an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines


Synonymsrailway yard, railyard


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Narrower (hyponym)marshalling yard

8. yard (artifact) a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen


Broader (hypernym)spar


Narrower (hyponym)main yard


Part holonymyardarm


Part meronymsailing ship, sailing vessel

9. yard (artifact) an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)


Broader (hypernym)enclosure


Narrower (hyponym)barnyard, chicken run, chicken yard, farmyard, fowl run, hen yard, stockyard









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