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school·yard

 (sko͞ol′yärd′)
n.
An open area next to a school building for play and outdoor activities.

schoolyard

(ˈskuːljɑːd)
n
the large open area with a hard surface just outside a school building, where the schoolchildren can play and do other activities
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schoolyard - the yard associated with a schoolschoolyard - the yard associated with a school  
yard - a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings); "they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"
Translations

schoolyard

[ˈskuːljɑːrd] n (US)cour f de récréationschool year nannée f scolaire

schoolyard

[ˈskuːlˌjɑːd] n (Am) → cortile m della scuola
References in classic literature ?
And now, as usual of late, he hung about the gate of the schoolyard instead of playing with his comrades.
Green schoolyards provide a regular, healthy outdoor environment for children to experience and incorporate in their school day.
Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees.
com)-- An innovative public-private partnership between City government and several non-profit organizations working to transform Chicago schoolyards into vibrant green spaces has been named one of 11 award winners representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the country.
Parents waited in schoolyards in excitement and by praying for their children.
Boston, Massachusetts's, Schoolyard Initiative has transformed 70 schoolyards into colorful and engaging outdoor classrooms and places to play.
The new partnership would turn five Manhattan schoolyards green before the end of the year.
Researchers in the Boston University Department of Environmental Health conducted a case study of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative, a project that provides funds and technical support to community groups dedicated to renovating schoolyards in Boston.
Bloomberg launched the first phase of the city's Schoolyards to Playgrounds Initiative to open city playgrounds this week.
In Canada, schoolyards are considered community playgrounds.
The extremists are actively infiltrating high schools and schoolyards, and that becomes the sort of lingo kids use,'' Susskind said.
For that program students learned to ID and inventory trees in schoolyards and surrounding neighborhoods.