# How Big is a Meter Compared To A Yard

Both meter and yard are units of measurements used to measure lengths of an object or spaces, specifically for football fields in the United States and Canada.

Also, in countries such as the United Kingdom and then again in the United States, road signs use yards to inform passing traffic distances between two points of travel.

While there are several standards used to determine the exact length of one yard, such as English and Imperial units; what is commonly used today is the International Yard standard.

### How Big is a Meter Compared to a Yard?

Now, if you are wondering how many meters there are in a yard, according to the International Yard standard; one yard is approximately 0.9144 meter which means that there is less than one yard for every meter.

To elaborate further, one meter is equivalent to 1.0936 yards.

### Yard Conversions to Feet and Inches

Still based on International Yard standards, one foot is equivalent to one-third of a yard which means that one yard is equal three feet. Now if you take one foot and convert this into inches, you will have approximately twelve inches for every foot.

Translating this conversion into one yard, if there are three feet for every yard and a foot is equal to twelve inches; one yard is also equivalent to thirty-six inches.

### Yard Conversions to Units of Area and Volume

As previously mentioned, yards are also used to measure the length of areas or spaces. These are likewise used to indicate units of volume.

For yards in units of area, in every square yard there are nine square feet and about one thousand two hundred and ninety-six square inches.

As for yards in units of volume, one cubic yard is equivalent to about twenty-seven cubic feet.

### Meter Conversions to Feet and Inches

Since feet and inches are also used to measure lengths, knowing how many feet or inches there are in one meter might prove to be useful at one time or another.

Just for your information, there are approximately 3.281 feet for every meter and there are 39.370 inches in one meter.

All of these conversions might prove to be useful when you’re working on a construction or home improvement project. Knowing these conversions could also help you find the right sizes for all your materials as well as determining how much of each material you will be needing in order to cover the projects you are working on.