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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yard  \Yard\,  n.  [OE.  yerd,  AS  gierd,  gyrd,  a  rod,  stick,  a 
  measure,  a  yard;  akin  to  OFries  ierde,  OS  gerda,  D.  garde, 
  G.  gerte,  OHG.  gartia,  gerta,  gart,  Icel.  gaddr  a  goad, 
  sting,  Goth.  gazds,  and  probably  to  L.  hasta  a  spear.  Cf 
  {Gad},  n.,  {Gird},  n.,  {Gride},  v.  i.,  {Hastate}.] 
  1.  A  rod;  a  stick;  a  staff.  [Obs.]  --P.  Plowman. 
 
  If  men  smote  it  with  a  yerde.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  branch;  a  twig.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  bitter  frosts  with  the  sleet  and  rain  Destroyed 
  hath  the  green  in  every  yerd.  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  A  long  piece  of  timber,  as  a  rafter,  etc  [Obs.] 
 
  4.  A  measure  of  length,  equaling  three  feet,  or  thirty-six 
  inches,  being  the  standard  of  English  and  American 
  measure. 
 
  5.  The  penis. 
 
  6.  (Naut.)  A  long  piece  of  timber,  nearly  cylindrical, 
  tapering  toward  the  ends  and  designed  to  support  and 
  extend  a  square  sail.  A  yard  is  usually  hung  by  the  center 
  to  the  mast.  See  Illust.  of  {Ship}. 
 
  {Golden  Yard},  or  {Yard  and  Ell}  (Astron.),  a  popular  name  of 
  the  three  stars  in  the  belt  of  Orion. 
 
  {Under  yard}  [i.  e.,  under  the  rod],  under  contract.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yard  \Yard\,  v.  t. 
  To  confine  (cattle)  to  the  yard;  to  shut  up  or  keep  in  a 
  yard;  as  to  yard  cows. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yard  \Yard\,  n.  [OE.  yard,  yerd,  AS  geard;  akin  to  OFries 
  garda  garden,  OS  gardo  garden,  gard  yard,  D.  gaard  garden, 
  G.  garten,  OHG.  garto  garden,  gari  inclosure,  Icel.  gar[eth]r 
  yard,  house,  Sw  g[*a]rd,  Dan.  gaard,  Goth.  gards  a  house, 
  garda  sheepfold,  L.  hortus  garden,  Gr  cho`rtos  an  inclosure. 
  Cf  {Court},  {Garden},  {Garth},  {Horticulture},  {Orchard}.] 
  1.  An  inclosure;  usually,  a  small  inclosed  place  in  front  of 
  or  around  a  house  or  barn;  as  a  courtyard;  a  cowyard;  a 
  barnyard. 
 
  A  yard  .  .  .  inclosed  all  about  with  sticks  In  which 
  she  had  a  cock,  hight  chanticleer.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  An  inclosure  within  which  any  work  or  business  is  carried 
  on  as  a  dockyard;  a  shipyard. 
 
  {Liberty  of  the  yard},  a  liberty,  granted  to  persons 
  imprisoned  for  debt,  of  walking  in  the  yard,  or  within  any 
  other  limits  prescribed  by  law,  on  their  giving  bond  not 
  to  go  beyond  those  limits. 
 
  {Prison  yard},  an  inclosure  about  a  prison,  or  attached  to 
  it 
 
  {Yard  grass}  (Bot.),  a  low-growing  grass  ({Eleusine  Indica}) 
  having  digitate  spikes.  It  is  common  in  dooryards,  and 
  like  places,  especially  in  the  Southern  United  States. 
  Called  also  {crab  grass}. 
 
  {Yard  of  land}.  See  {Yardland}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yard  \Yard\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  place  where  moose  or  deer  herd  together  in  winter  for 
  pasture,  protection,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  yard 
  n  1:  a  unit  of  length  equal  to  3  feet;  defined  as  91.44 
  centimeters;  originally  taken  to  be  the  average  length 
  of  a  stride  [syn:  {pace}] 
  2:  the  land  around  a  house  or  other  building;  "it  was  a  small 
  house  with  almost  no  yard  at  all"  [syn:  {grounds}] 
  3:  a  tract  of  land  enclosed  for  particular  activities 
  (sometimes  paved  and  usually  associated  with  buildings); 
  "they  opened  a  repair  yard  on  the  edge  of  town" 
  4:  the  cardinal  number  that  is  the  product  of  10  and  100  [syn: 
  {thousand},  {one  thousand},  {1000},  {M},  {K},  {chiliad},  {G}, 
  {grand},  {thou}] 
  5:  a  unit  of  volume  (as  for  sand  or  gravel)  [syn:  {cubic  yard}] 
  6:  an  area  having  a  network  of  railway  tracks  and  sidings  for 
  storage  and  maintenance  of  cars  and  engines  [syn:  {railway 
  yard}] 
  7:  a  long  horizontal  spar  tapered  at  the  end  and  used  to 
  support  and  spread  a  square  sail  or  lateen 
  8:  an  enclosure  for  animals  (as  chicken  or  livestock) 




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