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Dictionary definition for: Yard

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

2. (n) the enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was a small house with almost no yard"

3. (n) 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. (n) an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines

5. (n) an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

6. (n) a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

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

8. (n) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

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