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1.A unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet (0.9144 metre)
‘a full skirt that took twenty yards of cloth'
‘The course measures 5,293 yards and was designed by Eddie Hackett.'
‘It has a 7,653 yard range and its warhead consists of a tandem-shaped charge to penetrate reactive armour.'
‘An anti-metric activist yesterday appeared in court charged with stealing road signs which gave distances in metres rather than yards.'
‘His second, nine minutes later, was a rasping left foot drive from twenty five yards which hit the stanchion as the Castleton keeper stood mesmerised.'
2.A great length of something.
‘yards and yards of fine lace'
‘Fisher insists, though, that his star performer brings more than just yards of hard-won advances down field.'
‘An architect undertaking the construction of a temple or palace began with stacks of bricks, yards of timber, and legions of slaves.'
‘Outside, it is protected from the English winter weather by yards of bubble wrap and a child's umbrella.'
‘There are dozens of scene switches, a multitude of props, yards of costume changes.'
3.A square or cubic yard, especially of sand or other building materials.
‘We can become so wrapped up in cubic yards of capacity and horsepower that we ignore those components of scrapers and graders.'
‘Consider a facility executive purchasing 10,000 square yards of flooring who has narrowed the selection to two choices.'
‘Last summer, success built on success: 4,000 residents cleared out 11,000 cubic yards.'
‘First, Coleman enriched the existing soil with 6 cubic yards of planting mix.'
‘Many loose materials are sold by the cubic yard, including cement, dirt, sand, rock, landscaping bark, gravel and cinders.'
4.A cylindrical spar, tapering to each end, slung across a ship's mast for a sail to hang from.
‘He moves one of the sails so that the yard catches Will and swings him out over the sea. Now, as long as you're just hanging there, pay attention.'
‘They stood in the foot ropes of the main mast topsail yard.'
‘To have the ship's company clearly visible on deck, or in the days of sail, aloft on the yards, meant that the guns were not manned.'
‘They could see Bowles and they waited, bracing themselves against the yard should the two ships collide.'
‘The ship also carried standing skysail pales and yards, a half poop, and had as her figurehead a toothy dragon's head.'
5.100 dollars; a 100 dollar bill.
‘it cost two hundred up front—one yard for Maurice, one for the girl'
6.A piece of uncultivated ground adjoining a building, typically one enclosed by walls or other buildings.
‘tiny houses with the lavatory in the yard'
‘Mr Hewitt said one important piece of advice was for people to watch out for any strangers hanging about stables or yards.'
‘Workers may also assemble in a yard on the company grounds to engage in group exercises at the start of the day.'
‘Several Hampshire rams had been seen during the present week, however, sleeping and cropping the grass in the yard adjoining a well-known York church.'
‘The house is a huge damp building that would be demolished at home, and has plain white mildew-covered walls. The playground is a dust yard with a rusting swing set which the kids love.'
7.The garden of a house.
‘We have the occasional sighting of a bluejay or a cardinal, but that doesn't make up for the lower class of birds who hang out in my yard.'
‘You'd get to know them, and pretty soon we were just like anybody else hanging out in the yard.'
‘A malnourished kitten has been hanging around my yard and alley lately.'
‘Maybe it's the neighbor to the south who has the beautiful yard with the beautiful garden with the perfect fountain and the elegant rock formation.'
‘Since it's my tree, can I trim the branches even though they hang over onto his yard?'
8.An area of land used for a particular purpose or business.
‘a builder's yard'
‘Montague says they are doing everything they can do to control the beetles, and that includes implementing preventative measures at the mill yard.'
‘There have been six major fires at fridge storage yards in the region - the latest in October at the yard in Stock Lane, Chadderton.'
‘Young arsonists were today blamed for a blaze which ripped through a caravan, nearly destroying a storage yard.'
‘Five or six trips to the dump yard on the far lands and I stopped for something to eat.'
10.A house and the land attached.
‘Oscar knowing that he has sufficiently punished Black dog for the insult of biting Lady, simply strutted back home and into the yard to lick his paw and shoulder.'
‘To enter where he is, one must pass several shrines and offerings all about the yard of his home.'
‘Second time was because Alvin, the fellow who comes twice a week to do odd jobs around the house and the yard, chopped his index finger with the cutlass!'
‘Sulchan reportedly opened the door without anyone knowing and ran out behind her father as he was reversing into the yard of their Freeport home.'
‘I was walking around the yard of the house where Natty, MBJr. and I are living and I happened to glance over the fence.'
11.An urban residential compound comprising a number of small rented dwellings around a shared open area.
‘She washes - humiliatingly, since she is a modest and dignified woman - at a stand-pipe in the yard shared with her neighbours.'
‘For a while I also shared a yard with a British chap named Roy who worked as a foreman on the project.'
‘Dai people build their wooden housing compound in a yard.'
‘There are 14 small shacks and brick houses opening on to the yard, sharing a central tap and stone basin.'
12.A plot of land, or the grounds of a building, accommodating a number of small rooms let out as living space.
‘Salphina Mulaudzi, the ward councillor for the area, estimates that an average yard accommodates about 10 sub-tenants.'
‘The yard and the room that he rented are being developed into what will be known as the Mandela Yard Interpretation Centre.'
‘The yard and room are now to be transformed into a tourist site, to be called the Mandela Yard Interpretation Centre.'
‘Additional separate rooms, called backyard shacks, occupy most of the space in most yards, to form ‘town houses'.'
13.(especially among expatriate Jamaicans) home; Jamaica.
‘life in Yard is no Caribbean holiday'
‘Bob born and grow a Yard, and thats where his body should rest, you simi?'
‘I have had chinese food at a number of places, including New York, Philly, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and probably a few more places that I don't remember, and nowhere else has it tasted as irie as it does back a Yard.'
‘Bwoy, I wish the Commish and his British second every success, but I also read that the British dude, along with plenty other police, had to run for their lives recently when they were touring a rough neighbourhood back a Yard!'
1.(especially among expatriate Jamaicans) home; Jamaica.
‘he is the last logger to be using a sled for yarding logs'
2.Store or transport (wood) in or to a timber yard.
‘Canadian operators never practised yarding on a wider scale'
‘On this site, they tackle the block in smaller segments completing some falling and then yarding that wood before moving on.'
‘Such overhead logging methods were paired with cable yarding systems that dragged the logs to their loading sites.'
‘The paper company initially attempted to introduce a capital-intensive cable yarding logging system near Atepec in 1958, but the community opposed this system, which relied upon outside labor to manage the machinery.'
3.Put (farm animals) into an enclosure.
‘sheep should be yarded even in the spring'
‘Much like their forefathers, they yard the cattle with ease and grace, born to the country that surrounds them.'
‘We were trying to yard cattle and you don't get on foot for that.'
‘In December 1879 great indignation was felt by all about the brutal assault against Mr Best because he had yarded some trespassing cattle and would not let them go before the owners had paid for the damages.'
‘They both helped in yarding the sheep, sweeping out the woolshed during shearing (Judy became a proficient shearer), taking morning and afternoon tea to the shearers, and helping drive mobs.'
4.(of moose) gather as a herd for the winter.
‘they note changes in the numbers of moose yarding together'
‘When snow is deep and moose ''yard'' together, they are more accessible in greater numbers to wolves.'
‘Although they yard together in spring, during most of the year, moose are solitary secretive animals and very wary of mankind.'