before 900; Middle English yerd, Old English geard enclosure; cognate with Dutch gaard garden, Old Norse garthr yard, Gothic gards house, Latin hortus garden, Old Irish gort field; akin to garden (Source: dictionary.com)
Old English gerd (in yard (sense 2)), of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch gard ‘twig, rod’ and German Gerte. (Source: lexico.com)
Old English geard ‘building, home, region’, from a Germanic base related to Russian gorod ‘town’. Compare with garden and orchard. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Yarding
the ground that immediately adjoins or surrounds a house, public building, or other structure.
an enclosed area outdoors, often paved and surrounded by or adjacent to a building; court.
an outdoor enclosure designed for the exercise of students, inmates, etc.:
an outdoor space surrounded by a group of buildings, as on a college campus.
a pen or other enclosure for livestock.
an enclosure within which any work or business is carried on (often used in combination):
an outside area used for storage, assembly, or the like.
Railroads. a system of parallel tracks, crossovers, switches, etc., where cars are switched and made up into trains and where cars, locomotives, and other rolling stock are kept when not in use or when awaiting repairs.
a piece of ground set aside for cultivation; garden; field.
the winter pasture or browsing ground of moose and deer.
the Yard, British. Scotland Yard(def 2).
a group of animals displayed for salea good yarding
a unit of length equal to 3 feet and defined in 1963 as exactly 0.9144 metreAbbreviation: yd
a cylindrical wooden or hollow metal spar, tapered at the ends, slung from a mast of a square-rigged or lateen-rigged vessel and used for suspending a sail
short for yardstick (def. 2)
put in the hard yards Australian informal to make a great effort to achieve an end
the whole nine yards informal everything that is required; the whole thing
a piece of enclosed ground, usually either paved or laid with concrete and often adjoining or surrounded by a building or buildings
an enclosed or open area used for some commercial activity, for storage, etca railway yard (in combination)a brickyard; a shipyard
a US and Canadian word for garden (def. 1)
an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings, used for storing rolling stock, making up trains, etc
US and Canadian the winter pasture of deer, moose, and similar animals
Australian and NZ an enclosed area used to draw off part of a herd, etc
NZ short for saleyard, stockyard
the Yard British informal short for Scotland Yard
verb (used with object)
to put into, enclose, or store in a yard.
to draft (animals), esp to a saleyard
A unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet (0.9144 metre)
A cylindrical spar, tapering to each end, slung across a ship's mast for a sail to hang from.
100 dollars; a 100 dollar bill.
A piece of uncultivated ground adjoining a building, typically one enclosed by walls or other buildings.
An area of land used for a particular purpose or business.
A house and the land attached.
(especially among expatriate Jamaicans) home; Jamaica.
Store or transport (wood) in or to a timber yard.
Put (farm animals) into an enclosure.
(of moose) gather as a herd for the winter.
: a small usually walled and often paved area open to the sky and adjacent to a building : court
: the grounds of a building or group of buildings
: the grounds immediately surrounding a house that are usually covered with grass
: an enclosure for livestock (such as poultry)
: an area with its buildings and facilities set aside for a particular business or activity
: an assembly or storage area (as for dry-docked boats)
: a system of tracks for storage and maintenance of cars and making up trains
: a locality in a forest where deer herd in winter
: of, relating to, or employed in the yard surrounding a building yard light
: of, relating to, or employed in a railroad yard a yard engine
: to drive into or confine in a restricted area : herd, pen
: to deliver to or store in a yard
: to congregate in or as if in a yard
: any of various units of measure: such as
: a unit of length equal in the U.S. to 0.9144 meter — see Weights and Measures Table
: a unit of volume equal to a cubic yard
: a great length or quantity remembered yards of facts and figures
: one hundred dollars
: a long spar tapered toward the ends to support and spread the head of a square sail, lateen, or lugsail
: a slender glass about three feet tall having a flared opening and a bulbous bottom
: all of a related set of circumstances, conditions, or details who could learn the most about making records, about electronics and engineering, the whole nine yards— Stephen Stills —sometimes used adverbially with go to indicate an all-out effort
Example sentences for Yarding
In loading, the main trouble has been in regulating the yarding so that a supply of logs is always on hand.
First, that all losses by vermin can be easily avoided by yarding your little birds at home and keeping them under your own eye.
One snowy winter I visited a number of elk that were yarding.
The increased task at the yarding machine seems to have increased the danger of accidents.
Cattle ran at large, and once when I was yarding my cattle, I was followed for over a mile by wolves.