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Yard meaning

yard - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.
  2. 2. A rod; a stick; a staff.
  3. 3. A branch; a twig.
  4. 4. A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
  7. 7. An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
  8. 8. To confine ( cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.
  9. 9. Measure of three feet; spar for extending a square sail: inclosed ground near a building.

yard - examples of usage

  1. Come in off that yard, you men! - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. He'll be throwin' himself off the yard. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. A minute later we had him safely on the yard between us. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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