backyard


backyard
back|yard
also .back 'yard [ˌbækˈja:d US -ˈja:rd] n
1.) BrE a small area behind a house, covered with a hard surface
2.) AmE an area of land behind a house, often covered with grass
The old man grew vegetables in his backyard.
3.) in sb's own backyard informal
very near where someone lives, works etc
Americans would probably react differently to the war if it was in their own back yard.
4.) not in my backyard
used to say that you do not want something to happen near where you live
>backyard adj [only before noun]
a backyard pool

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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