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- 1 English
- 2 French
- 3 Jèrriais
- 4 Middle English
- 5 Walloon
court (plural courts)
- An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
- The girls were playing in the court.
- And round the cool green courts there ran a row / Of cloisters.
- Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court.
- The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
- The noblemen visited the queen in her court.
- This our court, infected with their manners, / Shows like a riotous inn.
- The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
- The queen and her court traveled to the city to welcome back the soldiers.
- My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you.
- Sir Walter Scott
- Love rules the court, the camp, the grove.
- Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign.
- The princesses held their court within the fortress.
- Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
- No solace could her paramour entreat / Her once to show, ne court, nor dalliance.
- I went to make my court to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle.
- The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
- Many famous criminals have been put on trial in this court.
- The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
- The court started proceedings at 11 o'clock.
- 2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”, The Guardian:
- Next month, Clemons will be brought before a court presided over by a "special master", who will review the case one last time. The hearing will be unprecedented in its remit, but at its core will be a simple issue: should Reggie Clemons live or die?
- A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
- The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
- The session of a judicial assembly.
- The court is now in session.
- Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
- (sports) A place arranged for playing the games of tennis, basketball, squash, badminton, volleyball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
- The local sports club has six tennis courts and two squash courts .
- The shuttlecock landed outside the court.
- (US, Australia) A street with no outlet, a cul-de-sac.
Terms derived from court (noun)
enclosed space; a courtyard
residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary
formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign
hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered
tribunal established for the administration of justice
judge or judges
session of a judicial assembly
place for playing the game of tennis and some other ball games
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- (transitive) To seek to achieve or win.
- He was courting big new accounts that previous salesman had not attempted.
- They might almost seem to have courted the crown of martyrdom.
- De Quincey
- Guilt and misery […] court privacy and solitude.
- (transitive) To risk (a consequence, usually negative).
- He courted controversy with his frank speeches.
- (transitive) To try to win a commitment to marry from.
- If either of you both love Katharina […] / Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.
- (transitive) To engage in behavior leading to mating.
- The bird was courting by making an elaborate dance.
- (transitive) To attempt to attract.
- By one person, hovever, Portland was still assiduously courted.
- (transitive) To attempt to gain alliance with.
- (intransitive) To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections.
- She's had a few beaus come courting.
- (intransitive) To engage in courtship behavior.
- In this season, you can see many animals courting.
- (transitive) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
- A well-worn pathway courted us / To one green wicket in a privet hedge.
to attempt to win over
- third-person singular present indicative of courir
court m (plural courts)
- (tennis) court
court (plural courts)
- court (place, building)