Definition of Courtyard

1. Noun. An area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings. "The house was built around an inner court"

Exact synonyms: Court
Generic synonyms: Area
Specialized synonyms: Atrium, Bailey, Cloister, Food Court, Forecourt, Parvis
Group relationships: Building, Edifice



Definition of Courtyard

1. n. A court or inclosure attached to a house.

Definition of Courtyard

1. Noun. an area, open to the sky, partially or wholly surrounded by walls or buildings ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Courtyard

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Courtyard

courtly love
courtroom
courtrooms
courts
courts-baron
courts-leet
courts-martial
courts martial
courts of equity
courts of law
courtsey
courtship
courtships
courtside
courtsides
courtyard (current term)
courtyardlike
courtyards
courvoisier phenomenon
cous
couscous
couscouses
couscousou
cousin
cousin-aunt
cousin-aunts
cousin-brother
cousin-german
cousin-germans
cousin-in-law

Literary usage of Courtyard

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1. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1841)
"The engraving opposite represents this side of the courtyard, and the one next ... When we first took possession of the palace this courtyard was encumbered ..."

2. Craftsman Homes by Gustav Stickley (1909)
"A BUNGALOW BUILT AROUND A courtyard FACING THE WATER ONE of our earliest designs is shown in this bungalow, which has proven very popular for summer homes, ..."

3. History of the Modern Styles of Architecture by James Fergusson (1873)
"North-Eastern Angle of courtyard in Doge's Palace, Venice. ... makes up a design singularly pleasing for the .itimi of a courtyard, though it wants tin1 ..."

4. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"In the courtyard below, two boys with bare arms were scrubbing a landau. Their voices rose to Frederick's ears, mingled with the intermittent sounds made by ..."

5. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1911)
"The former is used in the arcading facing the courtyard in Louis XII.'s wing at Blois, in both storeys of the courtyard front of the Hotel ..."

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