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  • English Word Yard Definition 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.
  • English Word Yard Definition An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
  • English Word Yard Definition An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
  • English Word Yard Definition To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.
  • English Word Yardarm Definition Either half of a square-rigged vessel's yard, from the center or mast to the end.
  • English Word Yardful Definition As much as a yard will contain; enough to fill a yard.
  • English Word Yardfuls Definition of Yardful
  • English Word Yardland Definition A measure of land of uncertain quantity, varying from fifteen to forty acres; a virgate.
  • English Word Yardstick Definition A stick three feet, or a yard, in length, used as a measure of cloth, etc.
  • English Word Yardwand Definition A yardstick.
  • English Word Yare Definition Ready; dexterous; eager; lively; quick to move.
  • English Word Yare Definition Soon.
  • English Word Yarely Definition In a yare manner.
  • English Word Yark Definition To yerk.
  • English Word Yarke Definition Same as Saki.
  • English Word Yarn Definition Spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like.
  • English Word Yarn Definition One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed.
  • English Word Yarn Definition A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn.
  • English Word Yarnen Definition Made of yarn; consisting of yarn.
  • English Word Yarnut Definition See Yernut.
  • English Word Yarr Definition To growl or snarl as a dog.
  • English Word Yarrish Definition Having a rough, dry taste.
  • English Word Yarrow Definition An American and European composite plant (Achillea Millefolium) with very finely dissected leaves and small white corymbed flowers. It has a strong, and somewhat aromatic, odor and taste, and is sometimes used in making beer, or is dried for smoking. Called also milfoil, and nosebleed.
  • English Word Yarwhip Definition The European bar-tailed godwit; -- called also yardkeep, and yarwhelp. See Godwit.
  • English Word Yataghan Definition A long knife, or short saber, common among Mohammedan nations, usually having a double curve, sometimes nearly straight.
  • English Word Yate Definition A gate. See 1st Gate.
  • English Word Yaud Definition See Yawd.
  • English Word Yaul Definition See Yawl.
  • English Word Yaulp Definition To yaup.
  • English Word Yaup Definition To cry out like a child; to yelp.