Convert Yards to Meters

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1 yd = 0.9144 m

How to Convert Yards to Meters

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert yards to meters with this simple formula:

meters = yards × 0.9144

Converting a yard length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One yard is equal to 0.9144 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 0.9144.

For example, here's how to convert 5 yards to meters using the formula above.
5 yd = (5 × 0.9144) = 4.572 m

Yards and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Yards are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as yd, for example 1 yd. Meters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 m. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

In 1959 the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa agreed to define the yard as yard as exactly 0.9144 meters. Historically the yard has been a common form of measurement with its usage dating back to the Romans. In the US, fabrics and carpeting is sold by the square yard, which is equal to an area 1yd by 1yd.

The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

yards and meters are units used to measure length
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Yard Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common yard values converted to the equivalent meter value
Yards Meters
1 yd 0.9144 m
2 yd 1.8288 m
3 yd 2.7432 m
4 yd 3.6576 m
5 yd 4.572 m
6 yd 5.4864 m
7 yd 6.4008 m
8 yd 7.3152 m
9 yd 8.2296 m
10 yd 9.144 m
11 yd 10.06 m
12 yd 10.97 m
13 yd 11.89 m
14 yd 12.8 m
15 yd 13.72 m
16 yd 14.63 m
17 yd 15.54 m
18 yd 16.46 m
19 yd 17.37 m
20 yd 18.29 m
21 yd 19.2 m
22 yd 20.12 m
23 yd 21.03 m
24 yd 21.95 m
25 yd 22.86 m
26 yd 23.77 m
27 yd 24.69 m
28 yd 25.6 m
29 yd 26.52 m
30 yd 27.43 m
31 yd 28.35 m
32 yd 29.26 m
33 yd 30.18 m
34 yd 31.09 m
35 yd 32 m
36 yd 32.92 m
37 yd 33.83 m
38 yd 34.75 m
39 yd 35.66 m
40 yd 36.58 m

More Yard Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 yd is equal to 0.000568 miles
Convert to Feet
1 yd is equal to 3 feet
Convert to Inches
1 yd is equal to 36 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 yd is equal to 0.000914 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters
1 yd is equal to 91.44 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1 yd is equal to 914.4 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 yd is equal to 914,400 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1 yd is equal to 914,400,000 nanometers