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Factory vs. Yard

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Factorynoun

(obsolete) A trading establishment, especially set up by merchants working in a foreign country.

Yardnoun

A small, usually uncultivated area adjoining or (now especially) within the precincts of a house or other building (Wikipedia).

Factorynoun

The position or state of being a factor.

Yardnoun

An enclosed area designated for a specific purpose, e.g. on farms, railways etc.

Factorynoun

A building or other place where manufacturing takes place.

Yardnoun

A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.

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Factorynoun

A device which produces or manufactures something.

Yardnoun

(Jamaica) One’s house or home.

Factorynoun

(programming) In a computer program or library, a function, method, etc. which creates an object.

Yardnoun

A unit of length equal to 3 feet in the US customary and British imperial systems of measurement, equal to precisely 0.9144 m since 1959 (US) or 1963 (UK).

Factoryadjective

Having come from the factory in the state it is currently in; original, stock.

‘See how there's another layer of metal there? That's not factory.’;

Yardnoun

Units of similar composition or length in other systems.

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Factorynoun

A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.

Yardnoun

(nautical) Any spar carried aloft.

Factorynoun

The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.

Yardnoun

(nautical) A long tapered timber hung on a mast to which is bent a sail, and may be further qualified as a square, lateen, or lug yard. The first is hung at right angles to the mast, the latter two hang obliquely.

Factorynoun

A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.

Yardnoun

(obsolete) A branch, twig, or shoot.

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Factorynoun

a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing

Yardnoun

(obsolete) A staff, rod, or stick.

Factory

A factory, manufacturing plant or a production plant is an industrial site, often a complex consisting of several buildings filled with machinery, where workers manufacture items or operate machines which process each item into another. They are a critical part of modern economic production, with the majority of the world's goods being created or processed within factories.

Yardnoun

A penis.

Yardnoun

100 dollars.

Yardnoun

(obsolete) The yardland, an obsolete English unit of land roughly understood as 30 acres.

Yardnoun

(obsolete) The rod, a surveying unit of (once) 15 or (now) 16½ feet.

Yardnoun

(obsolete) The rood, area bound by a square rod, ¼ acre.

Yardnoun

(finance) 109, A short scale billion; a long scale thousand millions or milliard.

‘I need to hedge a yard of yen.’;

Yardverb

(transitive) To confine to a yard.

Yardnoun

A rod; a stick; a staff.

‘If men smote it with a yerde.’;

Yardnoun

A branch; a twig.

‘The bitter frosts with the sleet and rainDestroyed hath the green in every yerd.’;

Yardnoun

A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.

Yardnoun

A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure.

Yardnoun

The penis.

Yardnoun

A long piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, tapering toward the ends, and designed to support and extend a square sail. A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast. See Illust. of Ship.

Yardnoun

A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.

Yardnoun

An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.

‘A yard . . . inclosed all about with sticksIn which she had a cock, hight chanticleer.’;

Yardnoun

An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.

Yardverb

To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.

Yardnoun

a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

Yardnoun

the enclosed land around a house or other building;

‘it was a small house with almost no yard’;

Yardnoun

a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings);

‘they opened a repair yard on the edge of town’;

Yardnoun

an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines

Yardnoun

an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

Yardnoun

a unit of volume (as for sand or gravel)

Yardnoun

a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen

Yardnoun

the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

Yard

The yard (symbol: yd) is an English unit of length, in both the British imperial and US customary systems of measurement, that comprises 3 feet or 36 inches. Since 1959 it is by international agreement standardized as exactly 0.9144 meters.

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