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{adj: abandoned, derelict} forsaken by owner or keeper
"weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"



{adj: back} related to or located at the back
"the back yard"
"the back entrance"
<-> front

{adj: deep} having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination
"a deep well"
"a deep dive"
"deep water"
"a deep casserole"
"a deep gash"
"deep massage"
"deep pressure receptors in muscles"
"deep shelves"
"a deep closet"
"surrounded by a deep yard"
"hit the ball to deep center field"
"in deep space"
"waist-deep"
<-> shallow

{adj: enclosed} closed in or surrounded or included within
"an enclosed porch"
"an enclosed yard"
"the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling"
<-> unenclosed

{adj: loamless} having no loam
"a stony loamless yard"
<-> loamy

{adv: aback} having the wind against the forward side of the sails
"the ship came up into the wind with all yards aback"

{adv: downfield} toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
"he caught the ball and ran downfield 15 yards"

{adv: forlornly} in a forlorn manner
"a single chicken was scratching forlornly in the yard"

{adv: give or take} plus or minus a small amount
"it is a mile away, give or take a few hundred yards"

{adv: unsuspectingly} without suspicions
"he was sitting unsuspectingly beyond that wall only a few yards from the burglar"

{n: American football, American football game} a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

{n: Charlestown Navy Yard} the navy yard in Boston where the frigate `Constitution' is anchored

{n: Constitution, Old Ironsides} United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston

{n: Gunter's chain} a unit of length (22 yards)

{n: Scotland Yard, New Scotland Yard} the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London

{n: acre} a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries

{n: asparagus bean, yard-long bean, Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis, Vigna sesquipedalis} South American bean having very long succulent pods

{n: barnyard} a yard adjoining a barn

{n: brace} a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it

{n: chicken yard, hen yard, chicken run, fowl run} an enclosed yard for keeping poultry

{n: churchyard, God's acre} the yard associated with a church

{n: convict, con, inmate, jail bird, jailbird, gaolbird, yard bird, yardbird} a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

{n: cubic yard, yard} a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

{n: dash} a footrace run at top speed
"he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"

{n: dooryard} a yard outside the front or rear door of a house

{n: down} (American football) a complete play to advance the football
"you have four downs to gain ten yards"

{n: dump, garbage dump, trash dump, rubbish dump, wasteyard, waste-yard, dumpsite} a piece of land where waste materials are dumped

{n: edger} garden tool for cutting grass around the edges of a yard

{n: flamethrower} a weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards

{n: foot, ft} a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
"he is six feet tall"

{n: fore-and-aft sail} any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction

{n: front yard} the yard in front of a house; between the house and the street

{n: furlong} a unit of length equal to 220 yards

{n: garage sale, yard sale} an outdoor sale of used personal or household items held on the seller's premises

{n: garden tool, lawn tool} used for working in gardens or yards

{n: garden} a yard or lawn adjoining a house

{n: half mile, 880 yards} a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile

{n: hellion, heller, devil} a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
"he chased the young hellions out of his yard"

{n: holding pen, holding paddock, holding yard} a pen where livestock is temporarily confined

{n: linendraper} a retail dealer in yard goods

{n: lugsail, lug} a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast

{n: main yard} yard for a square mainsail

{n: marathon} a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards

{n: marshalling yard} a railway yard in which trains are assembled and goods are loaded

{n: meter, metre, m} the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

{n: mile, Roman mile} an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards

{n: mile, statute mile, stat mi, land mile, mi} a unit of length equal to 1760 yards

{n: nail} a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

{n: navy yard, naval shipyard} a military shipyard

{n: playground} yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play

{n: punt, punting} (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
"the punt traveled 50 yards"
"punting is an important part of the game"

{n: quarter mile, 440 yards} a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile

{n: reception} (American football) the act of catching a pass in football
"the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"

{n: ropewalk, rope yard} workplace consisting of a long narrow path or shed where rope is made

{n: sari, saree} a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body

{n: schoolyard} the yard associated with a school

{n: shrinking, shrinkage} process or result of becoming less or smaller
"the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

{n: side yard} the grounds at either side of a house

{n: signalman} a railroad employee in charge of signals and point in a railroad yard

{n: square sail} a four-sided sail set beneath a horizontal yard suspended at the middle from a mast

{n: square yard, sq yd} a unit of area equal to one yard by one yard square

{n: stockyard} enclosed yard where cattle, pigs, horses, or sheep are kept temporarily

{n: surf casting, surf fishing} casting (artificial) bait far out into the ocean (up to 200 yards) with the waves breaking around you

{n: switch engine, donkey engine} a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard

{n: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard} the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

{n: tier} something that is used for tying
"the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers"

{n: topgallant, topgallant sail} a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast

{n: vara} a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities

{n: welwitschia, Welwitschia mirabilis} curious plant of arid regions of southwestern Africa having a yard-high and yard-wide trunk like a turnip with a deep taproot and two large persistent woody straplike leaves growing from the base; living relic of a flora long disappeared; some may be 700-5000 years old

{n: yard bird, yardbird} a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks

{n: yard goods, piece goods} merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard

{n: yard line} in football; line parallel to the goal lines indicating position on the field

{n: yard marker} (football) a marker indicating the yard line

{n: yard, grounds, curtilage} the enclosed land around a house or other building
"it was a small house with almost no yard"

{n: 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

{n: yard, railway yard} an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines

{n: yardage} distance measured in the aggregate number of yards
"what is the yardage of this golf course?"

{n: yardarm} either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship

{n: yarder, yard donkey} a winch (or system of winches) powered by an engine and used to haul logs from a stump to a landing or to a skid road

{n: yarder} (used only in combinations) the height of length of something in yards
"the golfer hit a 300-yarder to the green"

{n: yardgrass, yard grass, wire grass, goose grass, Eleusine indica} coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere

{n: yardman} worker in a railway yard

{n: yardmaster, trainmaster, train dispatcher} a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard

{n: yardstick, yard measure} a ruler or tape that is three feet long

{n: yard} a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen

{n: 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"

{n: yard} a tract of land where logs are accumulated

{n: yard} an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

{v: admit} give access or entrance to
"The French doors admit onto the yard"

{v: back} be in back of
"My garage backs their yard"
<-> front

{v: blow} cause to move by means of an air current
"The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"

{v: cut} pass directly and often in haste
"We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"

{v: dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot} run or move very quickly or hastily
"She dashed into the yard"

{v: fence, fence in} enclose with a fence
"we fenced in our yard"

{v: ghost} move like a ghost
"The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"

{v: keep} raise
"She keeps a few chickens in the yard"
"he keeps bees"

{v: landscape} embellish with plants
"Let's landscape the yard"

{v: pace, step} measure (distances) by pacing
"step off ten yards"

{v: park} place temporarily
"park the car in the yard"
"park the children with the in-laws"
"park your bag in this locker"

{v: rail} provide with rails
"The yard was railed"

{v: zero, zero in} adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
"He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"


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