# Convert meters to yards

Please provide values below to convert meter [m] to yard [yd], or *vice versa*.

### Meter

**Definition:** A meter, or metre (symbol: m), is the base unit of length and distance in the International System of Units (SI). Currently, the meter is defined as the distance traveled by light in 1/299 792 458 of a second.

**History/origin:** Originally, in 1793, the meter was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. This changed in 1889, when the International prototype metre was established as the length of a prototype meter bar (made of an alloy of 90% platinum and 10% iridium) measured at the melting point of ice. In 1960, the meter was again redefined, this time in terms of a certain number of wavelengths of a certain emission line of krypton-86. The current definition of the meter was adopted in 1983.

**Current use:** Being the SI unit of length, the meter is used worldwide in many applications such as measuring distance, height, length, width, etc. The United States is one notable exception in that it largely uses US customary units such as yards, inches, feet, and miles instead of meters in everyday use.

**Possible future changes:** The definition of some SI base units may change in the near future. The International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) has proposed re-definition of some of the SI base units in an attempt to further improve the system. Although the definitions of some units may change, the actual size of the units would remain the same; the change in definition will not have much (if any) effect on the daily use of these units.

The meter is one of the units that is being considered for another re-definition. Currently it is based on the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum during a specific time interval, noted above. If changed, the new definition of the meter will be based on defining the fixed numerical value of the speed of light in vacuum as 299,799,458, expressed in units of m·s^{-1}, where the second is defined in terms of cesium frequency.

### Yard

**Definition:** A yard (symbol: yd) is a unit of length in both the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. Since 1959, a yard has been defined as exactly 0.9144 meters. It is also equal to 3 feet, or 36 inches.

**History/origin:** The origin of the yard as a unit is unclear. It is an English unit (predecessor of imperial units) and the term was derived from "gerd" in Old English, the earliest historical form of the English language. Some suggest that the yard could have been derived based on the girth of a person's waist.

**Current use:** The yard is commonly used in field-length measurement for certain sports such as American and Canadian football, and association football (soccer). The yard is also used in cricket pitch dimensions, and sometimes in golf fairway measurements. In the United Kingdom (UK) as well as the United States, the yard is frequently used when referring to distance. In the UK, it is also a legal requirement that road signs indicating shorter distances are displayed in yards.

### Meter to Yard Conversion Table

Meter [m] | Yard [yd] |
---|---|

0.01 m | 0.010936133 yd |

0.1 m | 0.1093613298 yd |

1 m | 1.0936132983 yd |

2 m | 2.1872265967 yd |

3 m | 3.280839895 yd |

5 m | 5.4680664917 yd |

10 m | 10.9361329834 yd |

20 m | 21.8722659668 yd |

50 m | 54.6806649169 yd |

100 m | 109.3613298338 yd |

1000 m | 1093.6132983377 yd |

### How to Convert Meter to Yard

1 m = 1.0936132983 yd

1 yd = 0.9144 m

**Example:** convert 15 m to yd:

15 m = 15 × 1.0936132983 yd = 16.4041994751 yd