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Main Entry: 1yard
Pronunciation: 'yärd
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English geard enclosure, yard; akin to Old High German gart enclosure, Latin hortus garden
Date: before 12th century
1 a : a small usually walled and often paved area open to the sky and adjacent to a building : COURT b : the grounds of a building or group of buildings
2 : the grounds immediately surrounding a house that are usually covered with grass
3 a : an enclosure for livestock (as poultry) b (1) : an area with its buildings and facilities set aside for a particular business or activity (2) : an assembly or storage area (as for dry-docked boats) c : a system of tracks for storage and maintenance of cars and making up trains
4 : a locality in a forest where deer herd in winter