yard-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: a unit of length equal to 3 feet

Commentary: YARD[+quantity][+measure][+length][+feet][+three]

Mary bought six yards of fabric for her wedding gown.
The quarterback ran twenty yards for a touchdown.
This table is not quite a yard wide.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: land surrounding a house and part of its property

Commentary: YARD[+land][+domicile][+surrounding][+house]

The yard in front of the cottage was filled with wild flowers.
John left the lawnmower in the side yard by the garden hose and wheelbarrow.
This house features a fenced yard in back.
Mary is having a yard sale on Saturday.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a tract of land, often enclosed, used for specific purposes

Commentary: YARD[+land][+commercial][+demarcated][+/-enclosed]

Two ships were in dry dock in the navy yard.
A rooster and several hens scratched about in the chicken yard.
The prisoners were allowed to exercise two hours a day in the prison yard.
Pieces of old machinery stood in the yard of the machine shop.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 7, 5, 6

Sense Number 4: a volume measure equal to 27 cubic feet

Commentary: YARD[+quantity][+measure][+volume][+cubic][+feet][+twenty_seven]

John ordered two cubic yards of mulch for his landscaping.
How many cubic yards of gravel does that truck haul?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: long horizontal spar to support a square sail

Commentary: YARD[+artifact][+support][+spar][+horizontal][+sail]

The skipper noticed a crack in his main yard.
The 18th-century sailing ship had very large yards to support the sails.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 6: tall narrow beer glass, about 3 feet high

Commentary: YARD[+artifact][+glass][+beer][+height][+feet][+three]

The barmaid brought them two yards of good German ale.
We ordered pints of beer, but Bob ordered a yard.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4-4

Sense Number 7: winter habitat area for deer

Commentary: YARD[+location][+habitat][+natural][+winter][+deer]

The moose use the lower southern slope as their yard during the winter.
Predators stalked the deer yard.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1-4

Sense Number 8: the cardinal number 1000

Commentary: YARD[+quantity][+number][+cardinal][+1000]

The product of 10 times 100 is a yard. (1000)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4