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Definition of the noun backyard

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noun - plural: backyards

  1. the grounds in back of a house
    • examples: My backyard can hold more than ten people. | The children were playing in the backyard. | I put up a small hut in the backyard. | My grandmother was pulling up weeds in her backyard. | On a nice spring day, when Jan was digging in the sandbox in the backyard, he found a small box. In the box was a shining switchblade with a mysterious inscription. | After the dog died, they buried him in the backyard. | Not in my backyard. | I was abducted and impregnated by wolves who landed their flying saucer in my backyard. | There is a bird feeder in our backyard. | There is a tree in my backyard.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: curtilage / grounds / yard = the enclosed land around a house or other building

Alternative definition of the noun backyard


  1. A yard to the rear of a house or similar residence.
  2. [colloquial] A person's neighborhood, or an area nearby to a person's usual residence or place of work and where the person is likely to go.
  3. [colloquial] An area nearby to a country or other jurisidiction's legal boundaries, particularly an area in which the country feels it has an interest.


  1. "Backyard": Sometime in 1996, a terrifying phenomenon surfaced in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. In this now-infamous city, young women are regularly murdered. Most often, no arrests are made or charges laid for the killings. This ongoing tragedy is a painful stain on Mexican history and has been the subject of numerous films, articles and books. In 2001, the Festival showcased Lourdes Portillo's Missing Young Woman, in which the filmmaker attempts to give voice to the many victims and to understand how these awful crimes take place.
  2. "Backyard" a.k.a. "Neighbors" is a 1920 short comedy film co-written, co-directed by, and starring comedian Buster Keaton.
  3. "Backyard" is a 2010 documentary, music film written by Árni Sveinsson, Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson and directed by Árni Sveinsson.
  4. "Backyard" is a 2013 animation documentary short film written and directed by Deia Schlosberg.
  5. "Backyard" is a 2010 short film written and directed by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu.
  6. "Backyard" is a short drama film directed by Alex Megaro.

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Google preview30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher (2015)

by John W. Creswell

One argument against studying your own backyard is that you have predetermined expectations of what you will find. Another is that the people you collect data from may see you as a colleague (and not answer truthfully), rather than as a ...

Google previewThe Backyard Chicken Bible (2014)

The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens by Eric Lofgren

Your Backyard is the New Farm! Whether you want two chickens or two hundred, this manual will guide you along your journey to successfully raising chickens.

Google previewThe Wicked Good Book (2012)

A Guide to Maine Living by Stephen Gleasner

WildTurkeys When you live in Maine, a gaggle of wild turkeys strutting through the backyard is a common sight. Although this wasn't always true. There were no wild turkeys in Maine until 1977 and 1978, when the Maine Department of Inland ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Backyard. Chickens,. Backyard. Hens,. Backyard. Poultry. These are a very common companion animal that is found in urban and country areas including schools and also they produce eggs. They.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the People's Republic of China (2007)

by Lawrence R. Sullivan

Along with the gigantic people's communes, backyard steel furnaces were the most significant product (and one of the biggest disasters) of the Great Leap Forward (1958—1960). The furnaces were a central feature of the Chinese concept of ...

Google previewThe Dream Interpretation Dictionary (2017)

Symbols, Signs, and Meanings by J.M. DeBord

See also: Anal Sex, Anus, Affair, Back, Backward, Backyard, Door, Home Back Seat—See: Car BackyardA backyard in a dream can symbolize the background of your life. The background can be something overlooked, ignored, secret, ...

Google previewAlternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia (2016)

by Jay H. Lehr, Jack Keeley

BACKYARD. In some instances wind turbines were placed near population centra and people living close by started complaining about noise as a nuisance; obviously the towering structures were not free from environmental impact.

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Backyard. Burning. An illegal method of getting rid of household waste, possibly in an attempt to save on bin charges, that releases levels of pollutants into the air, so harming air quality and risking the FILTERING Water In Waste Out/Backwash ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living (2011)

by Abigail R. Gehring

Backyard conservation: Nutrient Management.” backyard/ nutmgt.html (accessed June 24, 2009). u.S. Department of Agriculture: Natural ...

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Small photo of Small wooden home greenhouse in a snow covered backyard.Small photo of Modern Backyard Patio And Party Area On Backyard Garden. Family Corner For Relaxation And Rest On Wooden And Brick Rounded Bench With PillowsSmall photo of Autumn backyardSmall photo of Fenced backyard. View of lawn and blooming flower bedsSmall photo of happy playful children outdoors in the summer on the grass in a backyardSmall photo of a backyard campout / for excited little kids / with help from mommySmall photo of Green Backyard with Rays of Sunlight More...

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Quotes about Backyard

How many people have a family grave in the backyard? I'm sure I'll end up there, or I'll shrink my head and put it in a glass box in the living room. I'll get more tourists to Graceland that way. (Lisa Marie Presley)
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Scrabble value of B3A1C3K5Y4A1R1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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