碼; 工場; 堆放場 Y; YD
Yard, v. t. To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.
1. A rod; a stick; a staff. [Obs.]
If men smote it with a yerde. --Chaucer.
2. A branch; a twig. [Obs.]
The bitter frosts with the sleet and rain
Destroyed hath the green in every yerd. --Chaucer.
3. A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc. [Obs.]
4. A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure.
5. The penis.
6. Naut. 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.
7. Zool. A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.
Golden Yard, or Yard and Ell Astron., a popular name of the three stars in the belt of Orion.
Under yard [i. e., under the rod], under contract. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
1. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
A yard . . . inclosed all about with sticks
In which she had a cock, hight chanticleer. --Chaucer.
2. An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
Liberty of the yard, a liberty, granted to persons imprisoned for debt, of walking in the yard, or within any other limits prescribed by law, on their giving bond not to go beyond those limits.
Prison yard, an inclosure about a prison, or attached to it.
Yard grass Bot., a low-growing grass (Eleusine Indica) having digitate spikes. It is common in dooryards, and like places, especially in the Southern United States. Called also crab grass.
Yard of land. See Yardland.
n 1: a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44
centimeters; originally taken to be the average length
of a stride [syn: pace]
2: the enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was
a small house with almost no yard" [syn: grounds, curtilage]
3: 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"
4: an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for
storage and maintenance of cars and engines [syn: railway
5: an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)
6: a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel) [syn: cubic yard]
7: a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to
support and spread a square sail or lateen
8: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn:
thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G,