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.’
    • ‘A strong emphasis of the judging will be on litter control in the farmyard, farm entrances, fields and watercourses.’
    • ‘They turned the field into a farmyard - complete with poultry, geese, rabbits, dogs and quad bikes.’
    • ‘The property also includes a stable yard and farmyard.’
    • ‘He also urged farmers to regularly inspect drains and watercourses downstream of the farmyard once silage making begins.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Caryatids hold up the entrance to a barn and the former farmyard is littered with modern sculpture.’
    • ‘Locally, it may be expected not only in gardens, but also in farmyards, sand-dunes, thickets, hedgerows and woodlands.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Flowers and shrubs are used with great effect to enhance the farmhouse and farmyard.’
    • ‘The judges were very impressed by the well-kept farm entrance and the high quality of buildings around the farmyard.’
    • ‘Bluebirds may also choose to nest in farmyards, feed lots and other areas where humans and cattle are found together.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 farmyard is covered with houses now, and the fruit trees blew down in storms a couple of years ago.’
    • ‘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 protesters, who have been talking about repeating the exercise this Wednesday, should keep their tractors in the farmyard.’
    • ‘The bloke has done some job converting their garden into a little farmyard.’
    • ‘It can take up to a year to reopen paths across farmyards of formerly infected farms.’
    • ‘The disappearance of chickens in many farmyards and back gardens must have reduced the availability of food.’
    • ‘It is part of the farmyard attached to the estate of the former Lord Clarina.’
    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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