What does the word yard mean?

  • A measure of three feet, about three inches less than a meter.

  • A measure of 3 feet; as defined by English and American usage, an arbitrary measure equal to the length of a certain metallic standard preserved for reference in the offices of the respective governments.

Usage examples for yard

  1. I couldn't have walked a yard." – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. I entered my long yard. – A Kentucky Cardinal by James Lane Allen
  3. Next time I'd try the yard, if I were you. – Tales of Fantasy and Fact by Brander Matthews

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