front yard

noun
plural front yards

Definition of front yard

: 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

First Known Use of front yard

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of front yard was in 1741

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“Front yard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/front%20yard. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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