Adjective "Yards" definition and examples

(Yards may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/jɑːd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet (0.9144 metre)
  1. 'The next three runnings were over one mile six furlongs and 12 yards.'
  2. 'He set world records for the 800 metres and 880 yards in the same race at Christchurch and the mile at Cooks Garden, Wanganui.'
  3. 'I still talk about acres, yards, feet and inches; not forgetting gallons and pints and also hundredweights pounds and ounces.'
  4. 'It has a 7,653 yard range and its warhead consists of a tandem-shaped charge to penetrate reactive armour.'
  5. 'The course measures 5,293 yards and was designed by Eddie Hackett.'
  6. 'I read with interest recently about plans to develop a golf course in Wales that will eventually measure over 8000 yards.'
  7. 'His second, nine minutes later, was a rasping left foot drive from twenty five yards which hit the stanchion as the Castleton keeper stood mesmerised.'
  8. 'He could tell us the speed of the train and how many miles / yards / feet we had until the next state line or anywhere else.'
  9. 'One meter is equivalent to 1.09 yards and one inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters.'
  10. 'Weeks of learning 12 inches to one foot, three feet to a yard, 22 yards to a chain and however many chains to a mile - with rods, poles and perches somewhere in between.'
  11. 'yards and yards of fine lace'
  12. 'An architect undertaking the construction of a temple or palace began with stacks of bricks, yards of timber, and legions of slaves.'
  13. 'At night, take a torch and you can get within yards of marsupials, including the faintly horrid Tasmanian devil.'
  14. 'The project required roughly 80,000 cubic yards of concrete and grout using 12 different mix designs.'
  15. 'The rate of sludge generation in septic tanks is around 0.05 cubic yards every year for an individual.'
  16. 'The combined weight of both backing and coating, measured in ounces per square yard of wallcovering.'
  17. 'It took 8,100 tons of steel, 44,100 cubic yards of concrete, and over 160 miles of cable.'
  18. 'However, the capacity of today's trucks varies a great deal, and few of them can actually carry nine cubic yards of cement.'
  19. 'GMA produces more than 1 million square yards of camouflage-patterned materials each year.'
  20. 'Consider a facility executive purchasing 10,000 square yards of flooring who has narrowed the selection to two choices.'
  21. 'It was constructed by the state in the 1930s and through the 1950s and '60s, hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of sand were deposited there.'
  22. 'On top of the trash, millions of cubic yards of fine white sand were pumped as a slurry from Rockaway Inlet.'
  23. 'Last summer, success built on success: 4,000 residents cleared out 11,000 cubic yards.'
A cylindrical spar, tapering to each end, slung across a ship's mast for a sail to hang from.
  1. 'The argument is that a three-masted ship had three yards on each mast for the square sails, making nine in all.'
  2. 'Her captain was at the top yard of the main mast, glass to eye.'
  3. 'The Captain motioned with his eyes and his head to the main mast top yard.'
  4. 'He moves one of the sails so that the yard catches Will and swings him out over the sea. Now, as long as you're just hanging there, pay attention.'
  5. 'They could see Bowles and they waited, bracing themselves against the yard should the two ships collide.'
100 dollars; a 100 dollar bill.

    noun

    A piece of uncultivated ground adjoining a building, typically one enclosed by walls or other buildings.
    1. 'The result is a very attractive building which is now the centre piece of the yard.'
    2. 'Mr Hewitt said one important piece of advice was for people to watch out for any strangers hanging about stables or yards.'
    3. 'We get a lot of youngsters at the back of our house jumping over the wall near our yard and a bottle was smashed near our back gate in the middle of the night.'
    4. 'Patrons could apparently stand in the yard around the stage and either stand or sit in the galleries which enclosed the yard.'
    5. 'Mr Hayton, who is in his 40s, found the thief rifling through the purse in an enclosed yard but the man drew a cutthroat razor and advanced, waving the blade from side to side.'
    6. 'The village square is dominated by a pristine, thatched church enclosed within a walled yard.'
    7. 'They took their food and went to sit on the low wall that enclosed the yard.'
    8. 'She saw Avery in the prison yard hanging from the shackles on his wrists.'
    9. 'We have the occasional sighting of a bluejay or a cardinal, but that doesn't make up for the lower class of birds who hang out in my yard.'
    10. 'These signs grace the three nearest places I can get food, as well as the nearest computer store, and the yards of three of my nearby neighbors.'
    11. 'You may even find some that prove more useful in the yard and garden than in your kitchen.'
    12. 'Since it's my tree, can I trim the branches even though they hang over onto his yard?'
    13. 'Everyone else was going to take down the giant sunflowers and dead tomato plants in my garden and get the yard ready for winter.'
    14. 'Our neighbors had a guava tree with branches that hung over into our yard.'
    15. 'A malnourished kitten has been hanging around my yard and alley lately.'
    16. 'Kim and her family moved to this house in 1991, and Kim immediately began to renovate the neglected yard.'
    17. 'I used a large tree in my yard as the main brace, and worked around that.'
    18. 'Or brick can form a subtle, natural path through your yard, linking patio and gardens.'
    An area of land used for a particular purpose or business.
    1. 'These traders require access to their stores and yards to run their businesses.'
    2. 'Prosecuting counsel Amy Nicholson told the court that on January 23 the police searched the yard of a business run by Murphy and Sanderson.'
    3. 'Their recreation area is a yard, measuring 45 feet by 20, with a steel mesh covering on top.'
    4. 'Montague says they are doing everything they can do to control the beetles, and that includes implementing preventative measures at the mill yard.'
    5. 'You can substitute materials lying around your yard.'
    6. 'Sixty new buildings and skyscrapers costing over $700 million shot up on former rail yards and warehouse areas.'
    7. 'Sister ship HMS Enterprise is currently undergoing construction at the same yard, and is due to enter service next year.'
    8. 'Provision of adequate storage yards at metro stations.'
    9. 'There have been six major fires at fridge storage yards in the region - the latest in October at the yard in Stock Lane, Chadderton.'
    10. 'But, unknown to her owner, for the past three weeks Tiny has been wandering into the yard at Clacton police station looking for food and attention.'
    11. 'As well, Greenpeace and the ITF are jointly campaigning against the pollution and exploitation at the world's ship wrecking yards.'
    12. 'That option is likely to suit businesses such as Benchmark which require large storage yards.'
    A house and the land attached.
    1. 'I was walking around the yard of the house where Natty, MBJr. and I are living and I happened to glance over the fence.'
    2. 'To enter where he is, one must pass several shrines and offerings all about the yard of his home.'
    3. 'Dai people build their wooden housing compound in a yard.'
    4. 'She washes - humiliatingly, since she is a modest and dignified woman - at a stand-pipe in the yard shared with her neighbours.'
    5. 'The yard and the room that he rented are being developed into what will be known as the Mandela Yard Interpretation Centre.'
    6. 'Salphina Mulaudzi, the ward councillor for the area, estimates that an average yard accommodates about 10 sub-tenants.'
    (especially among expatriate Jamaicans) home; Jamaica.
    1. 'Bob born and grow a Yard, and thats where his body should rest, you simi?'
    2. 'Bwoy, I wish the Commish and his British second every success, but I also read that the British dude, along with plenty other police, had to run for their lives recently when they were touring a rough neighbourhood back a Yard!'

    verb

    Store or transport (wood) in or to a timber yard.
    1. 'Canadian operators never practised yarding on a wider scale'
    2. 'Such overhead logging methods were paired with cable yarding systems that dragged the logs to their loading sites.'
    Put (farm animals) into an enclosure.
    1. 'We were trying to yard cattle and you don't get on foot for that.'
    2. 'Much like their forefathers, they yard the cattle with ease and grace, born to the country that surrounds them.'
    (of moose) gather as a herd for the winter.
    1. 'Although they yard together in spring, during most of the year, moose are solitary secretive animals and very wary of mankind.'

    More definitions

    noun

    1. a common unit of linear measure in English-speaking countries, equal to 3 feet or 36 inches, and equivalent to 0.9144 meter.

    2. Nautical. a long spar, supported more or less at its center, to which the head of a square sail, lateen sail, or lugsail is bent.

    3. yard-of-ale.

    4. Informal. a large quantity or extent.

    5. Slang. one hundred or, usually, one thousand dollars.

    Idioms

    6. the whole nine yards, Informal. everything that is pertinent, appropriate, or available. in all way

    Origin

    (yard)Old English geard ‘building, home, region’, from a Germanic base related to Russian gorod ‘town’. Compare with garden and orchard.

    Phrase

    by the yard