Definition of Court

1. Noun. An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business.

2. Verb. Make amorous advances towards. "Sam cannot court Sue "; "John is courting Mary"
Exact synonyms: Romance, Solicit, Woo
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Chase, Chase After, Display
Derivative terms: Courting, Romance, Romance, Wooer, Wooing

3. Noun. A room in which a lawcourt sits. "Television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
Exact synonyms: Courtroom
Terms within: Bar, Bench, Jury Box, Witness Box, Witness Stand
Group relationships: Courthouse
Generic synonyms: Room
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

4. Verb. Seek someone's favor. "China is wooing Russia"
Exact synonyms: Woo
Derivative terms: Wooer

5. Noun. The sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state.
Exact synonyms: Royal Court
Generic synonyms: Authorities, Government, Regime
Specialized synonyms: Court Of Saint James's, Porte, Sublime Porte
Derivative terms: Courtly

6. Verb. Engage in social activities leading to marriage. "Sam cannot court Sue "; "We were courting for over ten years"
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Courting

7. Noun. A specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played. "Players had to reserve a court in advance"

8. Noun. Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947).
Exact synonyms: Margaret Court
Generic synonyms: Tennis Player

9. Noun. The family and retinue of a sovereign or prince.
Exact synonyms: Royal Court
Generic synonyms: Cortege, Entourage, Retinue, Suite
Derivative terms: Courtly

10. Noun. A hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area.
Exact synonyms: Motor Hotel, Motor Inn, Motor Lodge, Tourist Court
Generic synonyms: Hotel
Specialized synonyms: Motel

11. Noun. A tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws.
Exact synonyms: Court Of Justice, Court Of Law, Lawcourt
Generic synonyms: Judicature, Tribunal

12. Noun. The residence of a sovereign or nobleman. "The king will visit the duke's court"
Generic synonyms: Residence
Derivative terms: Courtly

13. Noun. An area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings. "The house was built around an inner court"
Exact synonyms: Courtyard
Generic synonyms: Area
Specialized synonyms: Atrium, Bailey, Cloister, Food Court, Forecourt, Parvis
Group relationships: Building, Edifice

14. Noun. Respectful deference. "Pay court to the emperor"
Exact synonyms: Homage
Generic synonyms: Deference, Respect

Definition of Court

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.

3. v. i. To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.

Definition of Court

1. Proper noun. (American English) An abbreviated term of respect for any court ("the Court"). ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=) for someone who worked or lived in a court. ¹

3. Noun. 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. ¹

4. Noun. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace. ¹

5. Noun. 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. ¹

6. Noun. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court. ¹

7. Noun. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery. ¹

8. Noun. The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered. ¹

9. Noun. 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. ¹

10. Noun. A tribunal established for the administration of justice. ¹

11. Noun. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both. ¹

12. Noun. The session of a judicial assembly. ¹

13. Noun. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical. ¹

14. Noun. (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. ¹

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

16. Verb. (dated) To be involved romantically with someone. ¹

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Definition of Court

1. to woo [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: woo

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Court

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court (current term)
court appearance
court appearances
court baron
court bouillon

Literary usage of Court

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1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1907)
"THE THIRTEENTH YEAR OF THE PERMANENT court OF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE1 BY MANLEY 0. HUDSON Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard Law School In some ..."

2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The king, in person, presided in the upper court, the court of the barons. Of these the four most conspicuous were the prince of Galilee, the lord of Sidon ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"MARSHALS OE THE UNITED STATES ATTENDANT ON THE SUPREME court OÏ THE UNITED STATES. Under the construction of the judiciary act of 1789, the Marshals of all ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"The most remarkable specimens in the court are to be found in the south end ... From the North court one may pass through the reading room—hall 28—to hall ..."

5. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam ( Smith, Joseph Shield Nicholson (1895)
"It is difficult to regulate the fees of court effectually, where a person so ... The court oblige the judge to respect the regulation, ; of exchequer, ..."

6. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"When we have successively examined in detail the organization of the Supreme court, and the entire prerogatives which it exercises, we shall readily admit ..."

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