Definition of backyard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌbækˈjɑːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈjɑːrd//
    In the garden
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  1. 1(British English) an area with a hard surface behind a house, often surrounded by a wall They lived in a little terraced house with a backyard behind it and a tiny garden in front.
  2. 2(North American English) the whole area behind and belonging to a house, including an area of grass and the garden a backyard barbecue See related entries: In the garden
  3. see also yard
    Idioms in or near the place where you live or work The residents didn't want a new factory in their backyard. The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard (= from his own members). see also nimby
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backyard