farm·​yard | \ ˈfärm-ˌyärd How to pronounce farmyard (audio) \

Definition of farmyard

: land around or enclosed by farm buildings especially : barnyard

Examples of farmyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Check out the apple cider press, watch farmyard animals and nosh on some kettle corn at this year’s Harvest Days at Hale, set to take place for two weekends this October. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "16 things to do in Cleveland this weekend," 1 Oct. 2020 For the shoot, Bella wore a cozy $2,890 Bottega Veneta silk knit dress, which beautifully coordinated with her farmyard friends. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Poses with Goats in a Backless Bottega Veneta Dress," 21 Aug. 2020 Peter Hynes, a dairy farmer in County Cork, southwest Ireland, assembled his family for a makeshift procession through the farmyard that included a child in a wheelbarrow, a calf, a pony, a quad bike, and a young man banging a bucket as a drum. Peter Morrison,, "Virus dampens St. Patrick’s Day revels around the world," 17 Mar. 2020 The buck marched into the farmyard and thrashed a tree. Michael Hanback, Outdoor Life, "Why Post-Rut is the New Best Time To Hunt Whitetails," 4 Dec. 2019 According to court files, the incident began when Doucette drove his truck out of the farmyard while Oletzke reportedly tried to stop him. Linda Vanderwerf / Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Southwestern Minnesota man convicted of fatal hit-and-run at farmsite," 21 Nov. 2019 Leafy greens, vegetables and berries would have been picked from the kitchen garden, the bread and pound cake were baked in the bake oven, chickens were from the farmyard., "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 3 Oct. 2019 Maybe a trip to the countryside will help the family unite, but Max is a city pup and some of these farmyard critters don’t take kindly to a furry foreigner. Guy Hanford, Ramona Sentinel, "Flickers: ‘The Lion King’ leads in box office," 24 July 2019 Vaccination could cause blood poisoning; this was not intuitive in the age before germ theory but is no surprise to us today, as cowpox pus was harvested under far from sterile conditions and often harboured farmyard bacteria. The Economist, "The original anti-vaxxers," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of farmyard

1686, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of farmyard was in 1686

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“Farmyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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farm·​yard | \ ˈfärm-ˌyärd How to pronounce farmyard (audio) \

Kids Definition of farmyard

: the yard around or enclosed by farm buildings

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