- An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or
around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
- An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on;
as, a dockyard; a shipyard. - A rod; a stick; a staff.
- A branch; a twig.
- A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.
- A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six
inches, being the standard of English and American measure.
- The penis.
- 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. - To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a
yard; as, to yard cows.