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[fahrm-yahrd] /ˈfɑrmˌyɑrd/
a yard or enclosure surrounded by or connected with farm buildings.
Origin of farmyard
1740-50; farm + yard2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for farmyard
  • The armory contains only some familiar farmyard implements.
  • The killings took place in the barn, the farmyard, and the house.
  • Working in a farmyard, pen or stall occupied by a bull, boar or stud horse maintained for breeding purposes.
  • In the past, there were many rural folks who would shoot any hawk on sight to protect their farmyard poultry.
  • Other would-be breeders stole eggs from wild mallard nests and incubated them under a farmyard hen.
British Dictionary definitions for farmyard


  1. an area surrounded by or adjacent to farm buildings
  2. (as modifier): farmyard animals
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