Definition of "court" [court]

  • (noun) An extent of open ground partially or completely enclosed by walls or buildings; a courtyard.
  • (noun) A short street, especially a wide alley walled by buildings on three sides.
  • (noun) A large open section of a building, often with a glass roof or skylight.
  • (noun) A large building, such as a mansion, standing in a courtyard.
  • (noun) The place of residence of a sovereign or dignitary; a royal mansion or palace.
  • (noun) an area of ground wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
  • (noun) a block of flats
  • (noun) a mansion or country house
  • (noun) a short street, sometimes closed at one end
  • (noun) a space inside a building, sometimes surrounded with galleries
  • (noun) the residence, retinues, or household of a sovereign or nobleman
  • (noun) (as modifier)
  • (noun) a sovereign or prince and his retinue, advisers, etc
  • (noun) any formal assembly, reception, etc, held by a sovereign or nobleman with his courtiers
  • (noun) homage, flattering attention, or amorous approaches (esp in the phrase pay court to someone)
  • (noun) an authority having power to adjudicate in civil, criminal, military, or ecclesiastical matters
  • (noun) the regular sitting of such a judicial authority
  • (noun) the room or building in which such a tribunal sits
  • (noun) a marked outdoor or enclosed area used for any of various ball games, such as tennis, squash, etc
  • (noun) a marked section of such an area
  • (noun) the board of directors or council of a corporation, company, etc
  • (noun) the supreme council of some universities
  • (noun) a branch of any of several friendly societies
  • (verb) to attempt to gain the love of (someone); woo
  • (verb) to pay attention to (someone) in order to gain favour
  • (verb) to try to obtain (fame, honour, etc)
  • (verb) to invite, usually foolishly, as by taking risks
  • (verb) to be conducting a serious emotional relationship usually leading to marriage

Use "court" in a sentence

  • "The court next higher than a justice's court, is a court held in each county, generally called a _county court_, or _court of common pleas_."
  • "Undoubtedly, upon a writ of error to a State court, unless the record shows a case that gives jurisdiction, the case must be dismissed for want of jurisdiction in _this court_."
  • "There is a court for the trial of persons guilty of disturbing the peace, and of such other minor offenses as are usually punishable by imprisonment in the county jail, called _police court_."

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