yard etymology

English word yard comes from Proto-Germanic *gardan, Old English (ca. 450-1100) ġerd

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word yard. Currently you are viewing the etymology of yard with the meaning: (Noun) (US, slang, uncommon) 100 dollars.. (nautical) A long tapered timber hung on a mast to which is bent a sail, and may be further qualified as a square, lateen, or lug yard. The first is hung at [...](US, slang, uncommon) 100 dollars.. (nautical) A long tapered timber hung on a mast to which is bent a sail, and may be further qualified as a square, lateen, or lug yard. The first is hung at [...]

Detailed word origin of yard

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gardan Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ġerd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ġeard Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ȝeard Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
yard English (eng) (US, slang, uncommon) 100 dollars.. (nautical) A long tapered timber hung on a mast to which is bent a sail, and may be further qualified as a square, lateen, or lug yard. The first is hung at right angles to the mast, the latter two hang obliquely.. (obsolete) A branch, twig, or shoot.. (obsolete) A staff, rod, or stick.. (obsolete) The rod, a surveying unit of (once) 15 or (now) 16½ feet.. [...]

Words with the same origin as yard

Descendants of ġerd
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