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court

court

 
 
pronunciation:
kort
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an open space, usu. adjacent to a building, that is wholly or partially enclosed; courtyard.
definition 2: an enclosed or marked off area for playing certain sports such as basketball or tennis.
definition 3: a place where legal cases are heard.
similar words:
tribunal
definition 4: the assembly charged with hearing such cases.
definition 5: the residence or offices of a king or dignitary.
definition 6: a short street, esp. one that is a dead end.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: courted, courting, courts
definition 1: to seek the favor or affections of.
The prince courted her for two years before she agreed to marry him.He's been courting the director for some time in hopes of a part in one of his movies.
similar words:
pursue, romance, woo
definition 2: to act in a way that results in.
He is courting disaster trying to take down that tree himself.
similar words:
tempt, woo
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to seek the affections of someone.
similar words:
woo
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  • courthouse:
    the building where a judge hears legal cases.
  • courtroom:
    the room in a courthouse where a judge hears legal cases.
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