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backyard

noun back·yard \ ˈbak-ˈyärd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of backyard

1 : an area at the rear of a house
2 : a nearby area : neighborhood
  • crimes committed in our own backyard

Examples of backyard in a Sentence

  1. We spent the evening relaxing in the backyard.

  2. shocked to learn that the wind farm would be right in our own backyard

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First Known Use of backyard

1618

backyard Synonyms


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backyard

adjective

Definition of backyard

: located or occurring in a backyard
  • a backyard barbecue
; also : lacking professional training : amateur
  • a backyard breeder

Examples of backyard in a Sentence

  1. an orchid that is a favorite with backyard horticulturists

First Known Use of backyard

1719


BACKYARD Defined for English Language Learners

backyard

noun

Definition of backyard for English Language Learners

  • : an area in back of a house; especially : an area of grass behind someone's house

  • : the general area near and around someone's home


BACKYARD Defined for Kids

backyard

noun back·yard \ ˈbak-ˈyärd \

Definition of backyard for Students

: an area in the back of a house


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