from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A yard at the rear of a house.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
yardto the rear of a house or similar residence.
- noun colloquial A person's
neighborhood, or an area nearby to a person's usual residenceor place of work and where the person is likely to go.
- noun colloquial An area nearby to a country or other jurisidiction's legal boundaries, particularly an area in which the country feels it has an interest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the grounds in back of a house
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The term backyard can be variously defined as a neighborhood or local community, local government area, a city or even a state.
For me, the backyard is the planet and our entire approach to sustainability.
You said our backyard is a private space unless we have company, but Carly isn't company said Gillam.
"You have every U.S. hedge fund and private-equity fund playing in what we call our backyard in Asia," he added.
Yes, it's in my "backyard", but that backyard is an hour away.
It's pretty nuts - we're in Warren and our backyard is completely flooded - my friend has 14 of water in her basement and I just got back from helping her hook up an old pool pump to suck it out.
And that backyard is amazing …. that is as big as our whole town!
This buck in my backyard is sporting the beginnings of some velvet clad antlers
Plus, the lots are mostly on the top of a ridge so that your backyard is completely private, a wooded, quick descent that you can't build on.
Hannah in Canada celebrates that her backyard is no longer covered in snow.