American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A yard in front of a house.
- n. A yard to the front of a house or similar residence, typically having a lawn and often trees, shrubs, and/or flowers.
- n. the yard in front of a house; between the house and the street
“At this juncture was heard from the front yard the sound of that yodelling which is the peculiar accomplishment of those whose voices have not "changed.”
“That seems far enough off to be pleasantly credible, but to have such a transubstantiation take place in the front yard of a white-fenced American residence, is rather startling.”
“The pines in the front yard had been cut, leaving stumps that stuck up like giant mushrooms; and like the blue caterpillar perched on the mushroom inAlice's Adventures in Wonderland,empty blue oil cans sat on the stumps.”
“Dad stood on the porch with the .22rifle and Uncle Jake crouched behind a cedar tree in the front yard with his pocket model Colt .25.”
“It was also, Carly Linton discovered as she paused to catch her breath beside the huge birch that had anchored the front yard for as long as she could remember, not quite as dead asleep as such a small town should have been at so late an hour.”
“Kerry VanHorn walked across the front yard of the house, approaching the two detectives.”
“The willow tree sat in the front yard — although I hesitate to call that tangle of bunchgrass and clover a yard — of Will the Hippie, who wasn't a hippie and wasn't really named Will, but such was the intelligence that flowed around the bus stop because he used an American flag as a curtain on his broken living room window.”
“As I rushed forward, the path in front of me curved, and after rounding a bend, I found myself in the front yard of a cabin, a well-maintained cabin.”
“Aunt Ruty seemed to take her time coming in, grabbing a bucket out of the trunk of her car and surveying the front yard and steps as she mounted them.”
“After dark, with our rented video projector, we turned the front yard into a drive-in.”
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