Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The area surrounding a barn, often enclosed by a fence.
  • adj. Smutty; earthy: barnyard humor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The yard associated with or surrounding a barn.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a barnyard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yard belonging to a barn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yard surrounding or adjoining a barn.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a yard adjoining a barn

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Examples

  • Nelson handled it with grace and class, which is very much to his credit; had it been me sitting across the table from her and she cast aspersions on my faith, I'm sure the next thing out of my mouth would have been a very un-Quakerly (but colorful) accusation of her fondness for committing indecent acts with certain barnyard creatures.

    November 2006

  • The so-called barnyard lobby — representing the meat, livestock and poultry industries — says high corn prices are hurting its profits.

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  • The so-called barnyard lobby -- representing the meat, livestock and poultry industries -- says high corn prices are hurting its profits.

    Ethanol Industry Is Losing Clout

  • In ancient times the barnyard was the very essence of survival.

    The Federal Budget

  • Roosters crow because they hear other roosters crowing, to show that a certain place in the barnyard is their turf, to try and assert their authority over another rooster, or even to gloat when a hen cackles after laying an egg.

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  • A barnyard is the setting for the cast members of St. John's High School musical "Honk! Jr."

    The Delphos Herald

  • Elegant dinners in the barnyard are the latest rage at farms across the state

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  • Gail Damerau, who is on the fair committee said the barnyard is a big hit with the youngsters.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Beyond the barnyard was a thick patch of pine and scrub oak.

    Marshall Democrat-News Headlines

  • His inadvertent use of what could literally be called a barnyard epithet made him an unintended star on the Internet all day Thursday.

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