from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A circular, domed, portable tent used by nomadic peoples of central Asia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large, round semi-permanent tent with vertical walls and conical roof usually associated with Central Asia and Mongolia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the houses or huts, whether permanent or movable, of the natives of northern and central Asia. Also yourta, yourte, jurt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing
Russian yurta, of Turkic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Russian юрта (júrta), from a Turkic language, related to Turkish yurt, "home, homeland". (Wiktionary)