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yard

 
Noun yard has 8 senses
  1. yard, pace - a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
    --1 is a kind of linear unit
    --1 is a part of
     fathom, fthm; chain; perch, rod, pole; lea
    --1 has parts: foot, ft
  2. yard, grounds, curtilage - the enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was a small house with almost no yard"
    --2 is a kind of field
    --2 has particulars:
     backyard; court, courtyard; dooryard; front yard; garden; playground; side yard
  3. yard - 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"
    --3 is a kind of
    tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
    --3 has particulars: junkyard; schoolyard; churchyard, God's acre; tiltyard
  4. yard, railway yard - an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
    --4 is a kind of tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
    --4 has particulars: marshalling yard
  5. yard - an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)
    --5 is a kind of
    enclosure
    --5 has particulars:
     barnyard; chicken yard, hen yard, chicken run, fowl run; farmyard; stockyard
  6. cubic yard, yard - a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)
    --6 is a kind of volume unit, capacity unit, capacity measure, cubage unit, cubic measure, cubic content unit, displacement unit, cubature unit
  7. yard - a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
    --7 is a kind of
    spar
    --7 is a part of sailing vessel, sailing ship
    --7 has part: yardarm
    --7 has particulars: main yard
  8. thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    --8 is a kind of large integer
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