Part of speech: noun

The standard English measure of length; 36 inches.

Part of speech: noun

A spar suspended crosswise on a mast.

Part of speech: noun

A tract of ground enclosed near a residence or other building.

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Usage examples "yard":

  1. He had come out into the back yard of the home of that man. - "The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. Be more careful in future; for I should be very sorry to give her any occasion to say she couldn't keep the yard clean on our account. - "Isaac T. Hopper", L. Maria Child.
  3. Ball's on the ten yard line. - "Interference and Other Football Stories", Harold M. Sherman.