follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

yardage1

[yahr-dij] /ˈyɑr dɪdʒ/
noun
1.
measurement, or the amount measured in yards; length or extent in yards.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; yard1 + -age

yardage2

[yahr-dij] /ˈyɑr dɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the use of a yard or enclosure, as in loading or unloading cattle or other livestock at a railroad station.
2.
the charge for such use.
Origin
1860-65; yard2 + -age
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for yardage
  • In a nutshell, it ascribes a relative value to yardage gained.
  • These rankings are based on a standard, yardage-based scoring system that awards six points for any kind of touchdown.
  • Sees the holes develop and can gain the tough yardage when the lanes are clogged by using his leg drive.
  • Holds onto the ball and can gain yardage after the catch.
  • Capable scrambler who isn't afraid to try to manufacture positive yardage on his own.
  • Has potential to become dominant as a short-yardage specialist.
  • It was some negative yardage plays in the first half that put us behind the chains.
  • Penalty yardage seldom correlates to wins and losses, so that penalty yardage is probably not a major concern.
  • The square yardage listed is an approximation of the floor space.
  • Once you have used your free yardage for the year, you will be charged the current rates for dumping.
British Dictionary definitions for yardage

yardage1

/ˈjɑːdɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a length measured in yards

yardage2

/ˈjɑːdɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the use of a railway yard in the transportation of cattle
2.
the charge for this
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for yardage

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for yardage

12
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for yardage