front yard


plural front yards
: an area in front of a house
We planted some bushes in the front yard.
Soon, our front yard was a safe haven for our scampering four-year-old, our porch a rustic idyll, our lawn a green and pleasant sward fit for Bambi to gambol on. Paradise.Michael Walsh

Examples of front yard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With an excess to share, the Cascos began holding dinners in the front yard every evening. Anumita Kaur, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Sep. 2023 Doorbell camera surveillance footage revealed a vehicle pulling into his driveway, driving across his front yard and running over the boxes. John Benson, cleveland, 13 Sep. 2023 The one-room house in the family’s front yard – made of concrete and nylon – includes a cramped kitchenette and small toilet. Issam Adwan, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Sep. 2023 The duo envisioned building a treehouse between an oak and a strangler fig tree in the front yard. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 At the Charlotte Court housing project in Lexington, Kentucky, the apartment complexes were all the same, the front yards bare dirt with patches of grass. Jenisha Watts, The Atlantic, 13 Sep. 2023 Add a towering ghost and a hovering witch to your front yard welcoming party, and trick-or-treaters will flock to your door. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2023 Earlier this summer, as a brutal heat dome settled over Texas, the large pecan tree in my front yard started dropping limbs. Megha Satyanarayana, Scientific American, 8 Sep. 2023 The shooting Officers called to the 7100 block of Pluto Drive on a report of a person shot found Ross in the front yard of a home. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of front yard was in 1741

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“Front yard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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