American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A circular, domed, portable tent used by nomadic peoples of central Asia.
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.
- n. A large, round semi-permanent tent with vertical walls and conical roof usually associated with Central Asia and Mongolia.
- 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
- From Russian юрта (júrta), from a Turkic language, related to Turkish yurt, "home, homeland". (Wiktionary)
- Russian yurta, of Turkic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word yurt is originally from the Turkic word meaning "dwelling place" in the sense of "homeland"; the term came to be used in reference to the physical tent-like structures only in other languages.”
“Helped a commune of longhairs build a crazy house called a yurt.”
“A big silver tricycle, a batch of Jester clothes and a large, tent-like dwelling called a yurt.”
“Inside the yurt was a pond where goldfish swam from The Times: Carol Ann Duffy's tribute to departing head of Edinburgh book festival posted by Rus Bowden at 2:49 PM”
“The yurt is a type of “Green Weefab Mini-Home” and can be customized into another kind of hand-built “Earth Sheltered House” for those on a budget.”
“Yes a yurt is a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure used by the nomads in the steppes of Central Asia for centuries, and yes it is also a modern dwelling here in the west.”
“[For the record, a yurt is a "portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia."]”
“Here's a primer: A yurt is a circular, domed structure originally used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia and Turkey and is now used worldwide for inexpensive or temporary housing.”
“MEDVED: One was living in a Mongolian tent called a yurt with her fatherless child.”
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