What is a yard ? Definition and examples.

A yard is a unit of length in the customary system of measurement that is equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. One yard is slightly smaller than 1 meter.

1 yard  = 0.9144 meter.


Suppose a full-grown person stretches one of his arms as shown above.

Then, the distance from his nose to the tip of his finger is approximately 1 yard or 36 inches.

Other things that measure  approximately 1 yard.

  • Suppose your height is 5'10", then 1 yard is about the distance from your waist to the floor.

  • The width of many refrigerators is about 1 yard.

  • The height of a 3-year old child could be about 1 yard.

Recent math words

  1. Repeating Decimal - Definition and Examples

    Sep 12, 19 04:51 PM

    What is a repeating decimal ? A repeating decimal is a decimal in which ...

    Read More

  2. Reflex Angle - Definition and Examples

    Sep 12, 19 01:00 PM

    What is a reflex angle in geometry ? Definition and examples.

    Read More



Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.