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Etymology 1

Old English ġeard, from Germanic *garda-, from Proto-Indo-European *gher- (enclosure). Cognate with Dutch gaard, German Garten, Swedish gård. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin hortus (garden), Russian город (town). Compare garden.

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yard

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  1. A small, usually uncultivated area adjoining or (now especially) within the precincts of a house or other building.
  2. An enclosed area designated for a specific purpose, e.g. on farms, railways etc.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One’s house or home.
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Etymology 2

Old English ġerd, from West Germanic. Cognate with Dutch gard (twig), German Gerte.

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  1. (nautical) A long tapered timber hung on a mast to which is bent a sail, and may be further qualified as a square, lateen, or lug yard. The first is hung at right angles to the mast, the latter two hang obliquely.
  2. (nautical) Any spar carried aloft.
  3. A staff, rod or stick.
  4. A unit of length equal to three feet (exactly 0.9144 metres in the US and UK).
  5. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One-hundred dollars.
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Etymology 3

Corruption of French milliard.

Noun

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yard

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yard ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 109, A short scale billion; a long scale thousand millions or milliard.
    I need to hedge a yard of yen.

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French

Noun

yard m. (plural yards)

  1. yard (unit of length)

Italian

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  1. yard (unit of length)

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