Definition of yard :
1. A branch; a twig.
2. A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.
3. 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.
4. A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.
5. A rod; a stick; a staff.
6. An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
7. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
8. The penis.
9. To confine ( cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.
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- M'sieur, allow me to make known the great Scotland Yard Inspector Sheffield." - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
- He never failed to attend her each way, keeping about a yard behind her, and flying as if her thought were his thought and her wish his wish. - "Ways of Nature", John Burroughs.
- Miss Ravenscroft would do anything to catch us; but Aunt Church says that if you go into the yard she doesn't think you will be seen or heard. - "The Rebel of the School", Mrs. L. T. Meade.