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Meaning of COURTSHIP

Pronunciation:  'kowrtship

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"
 

COURTSHIP is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: courting, suit, wooing
 
 See Also: appeal, bundling, entreaty, prayer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Court"ship\ (k?rt"sh?p), n.
1. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a
   favor. --Swift.

2. The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to
   marriage.

         This method of courtship, [by which] both sides are
         prepared for all the matrimonial adventures that are
         to follow.                            --Goldsmith.

3. Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy. [Obs.]

         Trim gallants, full of courtship and of state.
                                               --Shak.

4. Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a
   court; court-craft; finesse. [Obs.]

         She [the Queen] being composed of courtship and
         Popery.                               --Fuller.

 

 

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