Definition of Courtship

1. Noun. A man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage). "Its was a brief and intense courtship"

Exact synonyms: Courting, Suit, Wooing
Generic synonyms: Appeal, Entreaty, Prayer
Specialized synonyms: Bundling
Derivative terms: Court, Court, Woo

Definition of Courtship

1. n. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor.

Definition of Courtship

1. Noun. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor. ¹

2. Noun. The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage. ¹

3. Noun. Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy. ¹

4. Noun. Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Courtship

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Courtship

1. The mutual attraction between individuals of the opposite sex. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Courtship

courtlinesses
courtling
courtlings
courtly
courtly love
courtroom
courtrooms
courts
courts-baron
courts-leet
courts-martial
courts martial
courts of equity
courts of law
courtsey
courtships
courtside
courtsides
courtyard
courtyardlike
courtyards
courvoisier phenomenon
couscous
couscouses
couscousou
cousin
cousin-aunt
cousin-aunts

Literary usage of Courtship

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1. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin (1897)
"courtship of butterflies—Battles—Ticking noise—Colours common t. both sexes, or more brilliant in the males—Examples—Not due to the direct action of the ..."

2. Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History: Delivered at by Eugene O'Curry (1861)
"in TCD (124) Nothing known of this lady or her courtship. (125) f'frb, the daughter of (If.rg, ... Nothing Is known of tills lady or of her courtship. ..."

3. The Truth about Woman by Catherine Gasquoine Hartley (1913)
"CONTENTS OF CHAPTER V courtship, MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY I.—Among the Birds and Mammals courtship and marriage among birds and mammals—Every form of ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"To me, that key consists in this: — that under the one term "courtship" are included two entirely different sets of activities. In the first place, ..."

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