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Definitions of court

  1. seek someone's favor; "China is wooing Russia" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. respectful deference; "pay court to the emperor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a specially marked area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a room in which a law court sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; "the king will visit the duke's court" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. engage in social activities leading to marriage; "We were courting for over ten years" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. An inclosed 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. A tribunal established for the administration of justice. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. The session of a judicial assembly. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. An inclosed space, or a space for playing games; a smail paved place surrounded by houses; a royal palace; a prince or king with his retinue and ministers considered as a political body; a hall of justice; the place where prisoners are tried; the judges engaged there; the judge hearing a case; as, the court sustained the objection; the session of a judicial assembly; address; flattery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. To pay attention to, as a lover; solicit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. To make love. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Courtliness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A space inclosed: a space surrounded by houses: the palace of a sovereign: the body of persons who form his suite or council: attention: civility, as to pay court: (law) the hall of justice: the judges and officials who preside there: any body of persons assembled to decide causes, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. To pay attentions to: to woo: to solicit: to seek. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Space surrounded by houses; palace of a sovereign; body of his attendants; hall of justice; the body of judges; attentions; addresses. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To pay attentions to; to solicit; to woo. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To woo; seek; solicit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Of or pertaining to court. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A judicial tribunal, or the judge or judges. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. The residence, or the council and retinue, of a sovereign. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. A courtyard or a blind alley. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Obsequious attention. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A space enclosed by houses; the residence of a king or sovereign prince; persons who compose his retinue or council; place where justice is administered; the judges assembled for hearing and deciding causes; any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical; civility; address to gain favour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. To endeavour to please by civilities and address; to solicit a woman in marriage; to flatter or woo. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. To act the courtier; to woo. Court of Session, the supreme civil court in Scotland. General court, a state legislature. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. An open space of ground attached to a house; a small paved square or space surrounded by houses; the palace of a king, also the persons attached to his person as attendants, council, &c.; a place of justice, likewise the judges and officers engaged there; civility; flattery; the art of pleasing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. To endeavour to please; to woo or pay addresses to a woman; to solicit; to seek. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. the enclosure of the tabernacle ( Exodus 27:9-19 ; 40:8 ), of the temple ( 1 Kings 6:36 ), of a prison ( Nehemiah 3:25 ), of a private house ( 2 Samuel 17:18 ), and of a king's palace ( 2 Kings 20:4 ). biblestudytools.com
  51. (Heb. chatser ), an open enclosure surrounded by buildings, applied in the Authorized Version most commonly to the enclosures of the tabernacle and the temple. ( Exodus 27:9 ; 40:33 ; Leviticus 6:16 ; 1 Kings 6:36 ; 7:8 ; 2 Kings 23:12 ; 2 Chronicles 33:5 ) etc. biblestudytools.com
  52. k[=o]rt, n. a space enclosed: a space surrounded by houses: the palace of a sovereign: the body of persons who form his suite or council: attention: civility, as 'to pay court:' (law) the hall of justice; the judges and officials who preside there: any body of persons assembled to decide causes, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical.--v.t. to pay attentions to: to woo: to solicit: to seek.--ns. COURT'-BAR'ON, the assembly of freehold tenants of a manor under a lord; COURT'-CARD (see COAT-CARD); COURT'-CUP'BOARD (Shak.), a movable cupboard or sideboard on which plate was displayed; COURT'-DAY, a day on which a judicial court sits; COURT'-DRESS, the special regulation costume worn on state or ceremonious occasions; COURT'-DRESS'ER, a flatterer.--adj. COURTEOUS (kurt'yus), of court-like manners: polite: respectful: obliging.--adv. COURTEOUSLY (kurt'-).--ns. COURTEOUSNESS, (kurt'-); COURT'-FOOL, a fool or jester, formerly kept at court for amusement; COURT'-GUIDE, a guide to, or directory of, the names and residences of the nobility in a town; COURT'-HAND, a modification of the Norman handwriting, as distinguished from the modern or Italian handwriting, in use in the English law-courts from the 16th century to the reign of George II.; COURT'-HOUSE, a building where the law-courts are held; COURT'IER, one who frequents courts or palaces: one who courts or flatters; COURT'IERISM, the behaviour or practices of a courtier.--adv. COURT'IERLY.--ns. COURT'ING, paying addresses to a woman, wooing; (Spens.) attendance at court; COURT'-LEET, a court of record held in a manor before the lord or his steward; COURT'LET, a petty court.--adj. COURT'-LIKE, courtly: polite.--ns. COURT'LINESS; COURT'LING, a hanger-on at court.--adj. COURT'LY, having manners like those at a court: elegant.--ns. COURT'-MAR'TIAL, a court held by officers of the army or navy for the trial of offences against military or naval laws:--pl. COURTS'-MAR'TIAL; one improvised in time of war round an upturned drum for summary judgment is a DRUMHEAD COURT-MARTIAL; COURT'-PLAS'TER, sticking-plaster made of silk, originally applied as patches on the face by ladies at court; COURT'-ROLL, the record of a court of justice; COURT'SHIP, courtly behaviour: the act of wooing with intention to marry; COURT'-SWORD, a light dress-sword worn as part of court-dress; COURT'YARD, a court or enclosed ground before a house.--COURT HOLY WATER, empty compliments: (obs.) flattery. [O. Fr. cort (Fr. cour)--Low L. cortis, a courtyard--L. cors, cohors, an enclosure; akin to Gr. chortos, an enclosed place, L. hortus, a garden. See YARD.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  53. (Also courtyard) space enclosed by walls or buildings; (Camb. Univ.) college quadrangle; subdivision of an Exhibition building, museum, &c., open to the general roof; confined yard opening off street; enclosed quadrangular area, open or covered, for games, as tennis, fives, -c.; plot of ground marked out for lawn-tennis; sovereign\'s residence; his establishment and retinue; the body of courtiers; sovereign and his councillors as ruling power, as C. of St James\'s (British sovereign\'s c.); assembly held by sovereign. state reception; High C. (assembly) of Parliament; assembly of judges or other persons acting as tribunal, as c. of law, law-c., c. of justice, c. of judicature, COUNTY, criminal, POLICE, c., C. of ADMIRALTY, COMMON pleas, EQUITY, &c.; place, hall, in which justice is administered; out of c., (of plaintiff, and fig. of arguments) not entitled to be heard; (meeting of) qualified members of company or corporation; (in some friendly societies) =LODGE; attention paid to one whose favour, affection, interest, is sought, as pay c. to; c.-card (orig. coat-card), king, queen, knave; c.-guide, directory containing (theoretically) names of those who have been presented at c.; c.-martial, judicial c. of military or naval officers, (v.t.) try by this; drumhead c.-martial (held round upturned drum in time of war); c.-plaster, sticking-plaster for cuts &c. (formerly used by ladies at c. for face-patches). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. Pay court to; make love to (also abs.); entice (person, into, to, from, &c.); seek to win (applause &c.); invite (inquiry &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. n. [Anglo-Saxon] An inclosed space; a yard or area; —the residence of a sovereign or other dignitary; —persons composing the retinue of a sovereign; --the appointed assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; —attention directed to a person in power; conduct designed to gain favour; —a legal tribunal; the judge or judges, as distinguished from the counsel; —the session of a judicial assembly; —the hall where justice is administered; —pl. Places where worship is offered. Cabinet Dictionary
  56. The place where the prince resides, the palace; the hall or chamber where justice is administered; open space before a house; a small opening inclosed with houses and paved with broad stones; persons who compose the retinue of a prince; persons who are assembled for the administration of justice; any jurisdiction, military, civil, or ecclesiastical; the art of pleasing, the art of insinuation. Complete Dictionary

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