Definition of backyard in English:


Line breaks: back|yard
Pronunciation: /bakˈjɑːd


  • 1A yard at the back of a house or other building.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1North American A back garden.
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    • Bricks, logs and other materials have been recycled into a retaining wall to keep dirt from the basketball court and into backyards as borders for gardens, many of which boast impressive rose gardens.
    • In the warm months, I enjoy watching the animals that are attracted to the flowers in my backyard.
    • My mom grows hundreds of flowers in our backyard, and I helped plant most of them.
  • 1.2 informal The area close to where one lives, regarded with proprietorial concern: children must be made aware of environmental issues 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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