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Court

Court

WordNet



noun


(1)   Respectful deference
"Pay court to the emperor"
(2)   An area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
"The house was built around an inner court"
(3)   A specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played
"Players had to reserve a court in advance"
(4)   A room in which a lawcourt sits
"Television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
(5)   The residence of a sovereign or nobleman
"The king will visit the duke's court"
(6)   A hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area
(7)   The sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
(8)   The family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
(9)   An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
(10)   Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)

verb


(11)   Make amorous advances towards
"John is courting Mary"
(12)   Seek someone's favor
"China is wooing Russia"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From curt, from cortem (accusative of cors).

Noun



  1. 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.
  2. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  3. 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.
  4. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
  5. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  6. The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  7. 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.
  8. A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  9. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  10. The session of a judicial assembly.
  11. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  12. (sport) A place arranged for playing the game of tennis, basketball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

Verb



  1. To woo; to attempt to win over with social activities and displays of tact and affection.