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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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.
The so-called barnyard lobby — representing the meat, livestock and poultry industries — says high corn prices are hurting its profits.
The so-called barnyard lobby -- representing the meat, livestock and poultry industries -- says high corn prices are hurting its profits.
In ancient times the barnyard was the very essence of survival.
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.
A barnyard is the setting for the cast members of St. John's High School musical "Honk! Jr."
Elegant dinners in the barnyard are the latest rage at farms across the state
Gail Damerau, who is on the fair committee said the barnyard is a big hit with the youngsters.
Beyond the barnyard was a thick patch of pine and scrub oak.
His inadvertent use of what could literally be called a barnyard epithet made him an unintended star on the Internet all day Thursday.