the portion of a lot or building site behind a house, structure, or the like, sometimes fenced, walled, etc.
a familiar or nearby area; neighborhood.

1650–60; back1 + yard2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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In his backyard, he'd built a solid oak cabinet to house the record player.
My backyard has rabbit tracks all over it, but that does not make my backyard
  the rabbit capital of the world.
Many are planting gardens or raising backyard chickens.
He inhabited a cellar apartment, with barred windows that gave out onto a
  backyard and a storage bin for the building's junk.
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