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A yard is:
- An open space around a house, school, or other building. For instance, the space around a school is called a school yard. A yard is used by humans and their pets. If there is wild space next to it, like forest land, swamp land, a beach or a lake, this will not normally be considered "part of" the yard – the yard ends at the edge of it.
- One of several U.S. customary units of measurement, meaning three of the US foot in length. For instance, the American football field is 100 yards long, not counting the end zones. It is called the US yard sometimes.
- British use of the word "yard" is different from the American. In Britain a yard is usually a paved area that is used for some purpose, e.g. a builder's yard where there is a lot of machinery. An area around a house with grass and flowers is always called a "garden".
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