Definition of backyard in English:


Syllabification: back·yard
Pronunciation: /ˌbakˈyärd


1A yard behind a house or other building, typically surrounded by a fence: a tree-shaded succession of backyards [as modifier]: a casual backyard party
More example sentences
  • The youngsters raided the backyards of houses, appropriating the ‘besoms’ or brooms usually kept there, and these they subsequently used as torches on Guy Fawkes Day, or rather, night.
  • Corrugated huts house additional families in backyards and the shanty towns overflow with new arrivals.
  • The backyards and high tech buildings may house refrigerator-sized fuel cells.
2The area close to where one lives, or the territory close to a particular country, regarded with proprietorial concern: anything was preferable to a nuclear dump in their own backyard
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  • As such it's in our own backyard and close enough, for those who can afford it, to drive to.
  • These same concerns are no where to be seen in our own backyard.
  • If they cannot be open-minded and fair in their own backyard, they should be ignored in other areas as well.

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