Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (US) A yard to the front of a house or similar residence, typically having a lawn and often trees, shrubs, and/or flowers.
- (Britain) A enclosed and often primarily utilitarian area to the front of a house or similar residence, typically having a hard surface or paving.
enclosed hard-surfaced area to the front of the house
- (space with greenery): front garden (UK)
Note that front yard is always written as two words, while backyard is usually written as a single word.