What does the word yard mean?

Usage examples for yard

  1. He had come out into the back yard of the home of that man. – The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer by 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 by L. Maria Child
  3. Ball's on the ten yard line. – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman