yard of land


yard of land
   , yardland
   one of several traditional units of area in old England; a "yard of land" sometimes meant a virgate (roughly 30 acres) and sometimes a rood (1/4 acre).

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • Yard of land — Yard Yard, n. [OE. yard, yerd, AS. geard; akin to OFries. garda garden, OS. gardo garden, gard yard, D. gaard garden, G. garten, OHG. garto garden, gari inclosure, Icel. gar[eth]r yard, house, Sw. g[*a]rd, Dan. gaard, Goth. gards a house, garda… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yard of land — Etymology: Middle English yerde of londe 1. : virgate 2. : a strip of land a rod wide; especially : one having an area of 1/4 acre * * * yardˈland or yard of land noun (historical) A measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yard — Yard, n. [OE. yard, yerd, AS. geard; akin to OFries. garda garden, OS. gardo garden, gard yard, D. gaard garden, G. garten, OHG. garto garden, gari inclosure, Icel. gar[eth]r yard, house, Sw. g[*a]rd, Dan. gaard, Goth. gards a house, garda… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yard grass — Yard Yard, n. [OE. yard, yerd, AS. geard; akin to OFries. garda garden, OS. gardo garden, gard yard, D. gaard garden, G. garten, OHG. garto garden, gari inclosure, Icel. gar[eth]r yard, house, Sw. g[*a]rd, Dan. gaard, Goth. gards a house, garda… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yard (disambiguation) — Yard may mean: *Yard, a unit of length (3 feet) *Megalithic yard, a theoretical unit of prehistoric measurement *Yard (beer), an extremely long beer glass *Yard (land), an enclosed area, usually attached to a building, sometimes a garden (often… …   Wikipedia

  • yard — Ⅰ. yard [1] ► NOUN 1) a unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet (0.9144 metre). 2) a square or cubic yard, especially of sand or other building materials. 3) a cylindrical spar slung across a ship s mast for a sail to hang from. ● by the yard Cf.… …   English terms dictionary

  • yard — ‘enclosed area’ [OE] and yard ‘three feet’ [OE] are distinct words, both of ancient ancestry. The former probably goes back ultimately to Indo European *ghorto , which also produced Latin cohors ‘court’ (source of English cohort and court) and… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • yard — ‘enclosed area’ [OE] and yard ‘three feet’ [OE] are distinct words, both of ancient ancestry. The former probably goes back ultimately to Indo European *ghorto , which also produced Latin cohors ‘court’ (source of English cohort and court) and… …   Word origins

  • yard|land — «YAHRD LAND», noun. an area of land held by a tenant in villeinage in early English manors, varying in different counties from 15 to 40 acres …   Useful english dictionary

  • land — [land] n. [ME < OE, akin to OHG lant < IE base * lendh , unoccupied land, heath, steppe > Bret lann, heath (> Fr lande, moor), Welsh llan, enclosure, yard] 1. the solid part of the earth s surface not covered by water 2. a specific… …   English World dictionary


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