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Meter vs. Yard

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Meternoun

(always meter) A device that measures things.

Yardnoun

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

Meternoun

(always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.

‘gas meter’;

Yardnoun

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

Meternoun

(always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.

‘a labouring coal-meter’;

Yardnoun

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

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Meternoun

The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), conceived of as 1/10000000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator, and now defined as the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.

Yardnoun

(Jamaica) One’s house or home.

Meternoun

(music) An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.

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).

Meternoun

The rhythm pattern in a poem.

Yardnoun

Units of similar composition or length in other systems.

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Meternoun

A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.

Yardnoun

(nautical) Any spar carried aloft.

Meternoun

(obsolete) A poem.

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.

Meterverb

to measure with a metering device.

Yardnoun

(obsolete) A branch, twig, or shoot.

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Meterverb

to imprint a postage mark with a postage meter

Yardnoun

(obsolete) A staff, rod, or stick.

Meterverb

to regulate the flow of or to deliver in regulated amounts (usually of fluids but sometimes of other things such as anticipation or breath)

Yardnoun

A penis.

Meternoun

One who, or that which, metes or measures. See Coal-meter.

Yardnoun

100 dollars.

Meternoun

An instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured.

Yardnoun

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

Meternoun

A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.

Yardnoun

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

Meternoun

Rhythmical arrangement of syllables or words into verses, stanzas, strophes, etc.; poetical measure, depending on number, quantity, and accent of syllables; rhythm; measure; verse; also, any specific rhythmical arrangements; as, the Horatian meters; a dactylic meter.

‘The only strict antithesis to prose is meter.’;

Yardnoun

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

Meternoun

A poem.

Yardnoun

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

‘I need to hedge a yard of yen.’;

Meternoun

A measure of length, equal to 39.37 English inches, the standard of linear measure in the metric system of weights and measures. It was intended to be, and is very nearly, the ten millionth part of the distance from the equator to the north pole, as ascertained by actual measurement of an arc of a meridian. See Metric system, under Metric.

Yardverb

(transitive) To confine to a yard.

Meternoun

the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

Yardnoun

A rod; a stick; a staff.

‘If men smote it with a yerde.’;

Meternoun

any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

Yardnoun

A branch; a twig.

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

Meternoun

(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

Yardnoun

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

Meternoun

rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time

Yardnoun

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

Meterverb

measure with a meter;

‘meter the flow of water’;

Yardnoun

The penis.

Meterverb

stamp with a meter indicating the postage;

‘meter the mail’;

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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