Definition of "courting" []

  • 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 (noun)
  • 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 (verb)
  • Present participle of court. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "courting" in a sentence
  • "The Germans were, therefore, engaged actively in courting favour with that Movement all over the world."
  • "This is why Mitt Romney was the least dangerous of the Republican field because he understands reality despite being completely shameless in courting the primary electorate."
  • "For those wineries who are willing to become more proactive in courting customers in the ways that THE CUSTOMER PREFERS to be communicated with such as social media, this could work to their great advantage by creating long-term relationships and winery brands that aren't so easily dismissed or forgotten."