A yard facing a house or around the doorway of a house
- a yard outside the front side or back door of a home
- A yard before a residence or around the entranceway of a house.
c.1764, United states English, from door + lawn (n.1).
(letter.) A yard in front of a property or about the door of a property.
I had another tree friend, gentle and more approachable than the great oak--a linden that grew in the dooryard at Red Farm.