Definition of farmyard in English:



  • 1A yard surrounded by farm buildings.

    • ‘The entrance to the impressive private residence and farmyard opposite the Gorragh Bridge was praised.’
    • ‘They turned the field into a farmyard - complete with poultry, geese, rabbits, dogs and quad bikes.’
    • ‘Locally, it may be expected not only in gardens, but also in farmyards, sand-dunes, thickets, hedgerows and woodlands.’
    • ‘Caryatids hold up the entrance to a barn and the former farmyard is littered with modern sculpture.’
    • ‘The protesters, who have been talking about repeating the exercise this Wednesday, should keep their tractors in the farmyard.’
    • ‘It seems to me that the vehicular access route across the farmyard and the re-organisation of the farmyard could be determined with further negotiations.’
    • ‘The farmyard is covered with houses now, and the fruit trees blew down in storms a couple of years ago.’
    • ‘Permitted visitors should be asked to park cars/vehicles in the residential area of the farm away from the farmyard itself.’
    • ‘They are located at one end of the farmyard and are used for the purposes of a milking parlour, dairy, calf shed and granary.’
    • ‘To be sure, there was a gender division of labour: for example, in agriculture women worked in the farmyard and sold produce at the local market, while men ploughed the fields and dealt in livestock at fairs.’
    • ‘Viewed from a distance through binoculars, the farm buildings were hidden in places by scaffolding and there were heaps of building materials visible all over the farmyard.’
    • ‘On the left hand side of the farmyard stood a fifties-built bungalow with a neat front lawn and potted geraniums on the porch.’
    • ‘The property also includes a stable yard and farmyard.’
    • ‘Many renovated their farmyards and erected new livestock housing and waste storage facilities to comply with the stringent standards that is required to participate in the scheme.’
    • ‘It is part of the farmyard attached to the estate of the former Lord Clarina.’
    • ‘A strong emphasis of the judging will be on litter control in the farmyard, farm entrances, fields and watercourses.’
    • ‘The surest way to do this on a modern farm is to keep children out of farmyards or where there are other dangers such as livestock.’
    • ‘The bloke has done some job converting their garden into a little farmyard.’
    • ‘Bluebirds may also choose to nest in farmyards, feed lots and other areas where humans and cattle are found together.’
    • ‘The disappearance of chickens in many farmyards and back gardens must have reduced the availability of food.’
    • ‘The judges were very impressed by the well-kept farm entrance and the high quality of buildings around the farmyard.’
    • ‘It can take up to a year to reopen paths across farmyards of formerly infected farms.’
    • ‘Flowers and shrubs are used with great effect to enhance the farmhouse and farmyard.’
    • ‘He also urged farmers to regularly inspect drains and watercourses downstream of the farmyard once silage making begins.’
    1. 1.1as modifier Denoting coarse speech or behaviour.
      ‘he insulted them in farmyard language’
      • ‘Yet, predictably, there is no consensus across the political spectrum, just the usual bickering and farmyard squabbling.’
      vulgar, crude, rude, off colour, offensive, dirty, filthy, smutty, obscene, indelicate, improper, indecent, indecorous, unseemly, crass, tasteless, lewd, prurient
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