Definition of backyard
- crimes committed in our own backyard
We spent the evening relaxing in the backyard.
shocked to learn that the wind farm would be right in our own backyard
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an orchid that is a favorite with backyard horticulturists
: 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
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