# Convert yards to meters

Converting yards to meters is a piece of cake with our yards to meters length converter.

Input your value in the box with yard selected and get your answer instantly. You can change the unit by selecting from the dropdown list.

## Yard

### Symbol

The yard is represented by the symbol “yd.”

### Description

The Yard is a widely used unit of length in both the British imperial and US customary systems of measurements. It equals 3 feet or 36 inches. On the other hand, a distance of 1760 yards is equal to 1 mile.

For yard to meter conversion, one yard is equivalent to 0.9144 meters. There are 0.0109 yards in a centimeter. In the other direction, a yard is equivalent to 91.44 centimeters. So for yard to cm conversion, divide yard measure by 91.44..

Moving on to area calculations now. There are 4840 square yards in an acre. So, a square yard is equivalent to 1/4840 acres.

The word yard is derived from the Old English gerd, gyrd, etc. It is a common unit of linear measure in English-speaking countries. Old and Middle English both used their forms of "yard" to denote surveying lengths of 15 feet (4.6 m) or 16.5 feet (5.0 m). It is commonly used in computing acres.

### History

The yard measure's origins are not uncertain. The term “yard” was first used in the 12th century. It was defined by English King Henry I as the distance between his nose and the thumb of his extended arm.

After many other definitions, in 1855, the Weights and Measures Act officially recognized a new standard based on Baily's metal No. 4. From 1845 and 1855, 40 standards of yard were formed, one of them was the imperial standard.

After so many changes, in 1959, the yard that is now known as the international yard was defined as 0.9144 meters. The imperial standard in 1855 was renamed as the United Kingdom Primary Standard Yard.

### Use

Yard line in American football is one great example of where yard is used. It is mostly used for field length measurements and other length measurements. In many parts of the world yard is used to measure clothing items.

## Meter

### Symbol

The meter is represented by the symbol ‘m’.

### Description

Meter is the base unit of length in the SI system (International System of Units). The term meter was originally derived from the Greek words "metreo" (verb form) and "metron" (noun form) meaning "measure”.

The length of the path that light takes in the vacuum in 1/299792458 seconds was the official definition of a meter from 1983 to 2019. **As of 2019, the meter has been redefined as the length of the path traveled by light in a vacuum during a time interval of 1/299792458 of a second where a caesium hyperfine transition frequency defines the second. **

Hence, the difference between the old and new definitions of meter is the addition of the definition of the second. However, interestingly the definition of the meter fixes the speed of light in a vacuum to the exact value of 299,792,458 m/s.

Meters can be changed to other SI units using prefix multipliers based on powers of ten. For example, a meter consists of 100 centimeters, and one thousand meters equals a kilometer.

To convert m to in (meter to inches), you will need to multiplu the meter by 39.37 since a meter equals 39.37 inches. Let's talk about large unites and how meter looks in comparison to them. 1609 meters is equivalent to a statute mile.

### History

The French first used the unit meter in the late 1700s. On March 30, 1791, the French Academy of Sciences specified the length of a meter.

However, it was officially defined in 1799. In 1983, the meter was defined as it is measured now. But in 2019, the addition of the definition of second was added to it to reducec uncertainity.

The English word 'metre' was first used at the beginning of 1797. It was first measured with an interferometer by Albert A. Michelson in 1893.

### Use

Meter is used for length, height, width and thickness measurement of objects in countries that follow SI units. However, in the states it is not used commonly.

### How to convert yards to meters?

Yard and meter are pretty close in measure. Wondering how many yard in meter? Well, with our free length conversion calculator, you don't have to worry about yard to meter conversion! To convert yard to meter, you have to divide yard value by 1.09361 or multiply it by 0.9144.

1 yard = 0.9144 m

1.09361 yard = 1 m

## Yard to Meter conversion table

Yard | Meter |
---|---|

0.01 yd | 0.009144 m |

0.1 yd | 0.09144 m |

1 yd | 0.9144 m |

2 yd | 1.8288 m |

3 yd | 2.7432 m |

5 yd | 4.572 m |

10 yd | 9.144 m |

20 yd | 18.288 m |

100 yd | 91.44 m |

1000 yd | 914.4 m |

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