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Meaning of COURT

Pronunciation:  kowrt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  respectful deference; "pay court to the emperor"
  2. [n]  a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"
  3. [n]  a specially marked area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"
  4. [n]  a room in which a law court sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
  5. [n]  the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; "the king will visit the duke's court"
  6. [n]  a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area
  7. [n]  the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
  8. [n]  the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
  9. [n]  an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
  10. [n]  Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)
  11. [v]  make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
  12. [v]  engage in social activities leading to marriage; "We were courting for over ten years"
  13. [v]  seek someone's favor; "China is wooing Russia"

COURT is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: courtroom, courtyard, homage, judicature, Margaret Court, motel, motor hotel, motor inn, motor lodge, romance, royal court, solicit, tourist court, tribunal, woo
 See Also: act, appeals court, appellate court, assembly, assizes, athletic field, atrium, authorities, badminton court, bailey, banch, bar, basketball court, Bench, building, chancery, chase, chase after, cloister, consistory, cortege, court of appeals, court of assize, court of assize and nisi prius, court of chancery, Court of Saint James's, courthouse, criminal court, curtilage, deference, display, divorce court, edifice, entourage, federal court, field, forecourt, government, grounds, handball court, high court, hotel, inferior court, Inquisition, International Court of Justice, jury, jury box, juvenile court, kangaroo court, lower court, military court, moot court, motel room, move, parvis, playing area, playing field, police court, probate court, quarter sessions, regime, residence, respect, retinue, room, Rota, squash court, Star Chamber, state supreme court, suite, superior court, supreme court, tennis court, tennis player, traffic court, trial court, volleyball court, witness box, witness stand, World Court, yard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Court\ (k?rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. co?r, LL.
    cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis,
    chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng;
    co- + a root akin to Gr. ???? inclosure, feeding place, and
    to E. garden, yard, orchard. See {Yard}, and cf. {Cohort},
    1. 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.
             The courts the house of our God.      --Ps. cxxxv.
             And round the cool green courts there ran a row Cf
             cloisters.                            --Tennyson.
             Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court.
    2. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether
       dignitary; a palace.
             Attends the emperor in his royal court. --Shak.
             This our court, infected with their manners, Shows
             like a riotous inn.                   --Shak.
    3. 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.
             My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door
             would speak with you.                 --Shak.
             Love rules the court, the camp, the grove. --Sir. W.
    4. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as,
       to hold a court.
             The princesses held their court within the fortress.
    5. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or
       address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners;
       civility; compliment; flattery.
             No solace could her paramour intreat Her once to
             show, ne court, nor dalliance.        --Spenser.
             I went to make my court to the Duke and Duchess of
             Newcastle.                            --Evelyn.
    6. (Law)
       (a) The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is
       (b) 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.
       (c) A tribunal established for the administration of
       (d) The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel
           or jury, or both.
                 Most heartily I do beseech the court To give the
                 judgment.                         --Shak.
    7. The session of a judicial assembly.
    8. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
    9. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one
       of the divisions of a tennis court.
    {Christian court}, the English ecclesiastical courts in the
       aggregate, or any one of them.
    {Court breeding}, education acquired at court.
    {Court card}. Same as {Coat card}.
    {Court circular}, one or more paragraphs of news respecting
       the sovereign and the royal family, together with the
       proceedings or movements of the court generally, supplied
       to the newspapers by an officer specially charged with
       such duty. [Eng.] --Edwards.
    {Court day}, a day on which a court sits to administer
    {Court dress}, the dress prescribed for appearance at the
       court of a sovereign.
    {Court fool}, a buffoon or jester, formerly kept by princes
       and nobles for their amusement.
    {Court guide}, a directory of the names and adresses of the
       nobility and gentry in a town.
    {Court hand}, the hand or manner of writing used in records
       and judicial proceedings. --Shak.
    {Court lands} (Eng. Law), lands kept in demesne, -- that is,
       for the use of the lord and his family.
    {Court marshal}, one who acts as marshal for a court.
    {Court party}, a party attached to the court.
    {Court rolls}, the records of a court. See{Roll}.
    {Court in banc}, or {Court in bank}, The full court sitting
       at its regular terms for the hearing of arguments upon
       questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at nisi
    {Court of Arches}, {audience}, etc. See under {Arches},
       {Audience}, etc.
    {Court of Chancery}. See {Chancery}, n.
    {Court of Common pleas}. (Law) See {Common pleas}, under
    {Court of Equity}. See under {Equity}, and {Chancery}.
    {Court of Inquiry} (Mil.), a court appointed to inquire into
       and report on some military matter, as the conduct of an
    {Court of St. James}, the usual designation of the British
       Court; -- so called from the old palace of St. James,
       which is used for the royal receptions, levees, and
    {The court of the Lord}, the temple at Jerusalem; hence, a
       church, or Christian house of worship.
    {General Court}, the legislature of a State; -- so called
       from having had, in the colonial days, judicial power; as,
       the General Court of Massachusetts. [U.S.]
    {To pay one's court}, to seek to gain favor by attentions.
       ``Alcibiades was assiduous in paying his {court} to
       Tissaphernes.'' --Jowett.
    {To put out of court}, to refuse further judicial hearing.
  2. \Court\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Courted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery;
       to try to ingratiate one's self with.
             By one person, hovever, Portland was still
             assiduously courted.                  --Macaulay.
    2. To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in
       marriage; to woo.
             If either of you both love Katharina . . . leave
             shall you have to court her at your pleasure.
    3. To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
             They might almost seem to have courted the crown of
             martyrdem.                            --Prescott.
             Guilt and misery . . . court privacy and silitude.
                                                   --De Quincey.
    4. To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
             A well-worn pathway courted us To one green wicket
             in a privet hedge.                    --Tennyson.
  3. \Court\, v. i.
    1. To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.
  4. \Court\, n.
    {Court of claims} (Law), a court for settling claims against
       a state or government; specif., a court of the United
       States, created by act of Congress, and holding its
       sessions at Washington. It is given jurisdiction over
       claims on contracts against the government, and sometimes
       may advise the government as to its liabilities. Couveuse
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in court standing up for charges against you, means your struggle with issues of fear and guilt. A situation or circumstance in your life is giving your much distress and worry. You may feel that you are being judged in some way.
Legal Dictionary
  1. A body in government to which the administration of justice is delegated.
  2. appointed attorney -Attorney appointed by the court to represent a defendant, usually with respect to criminal charges and without the defendant having to pay for the representation.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the enclosure of the tabernacle (Ex. 27:9-19; 40:8), of the temple (1 Kings 6:36), of a prison (Neh. 3:25), of a private house (2 Sam. 17:18), and of a king's palace (2 Kings 20:4).

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