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courtier someone who is part of a monarch's or noble's court. [2 definitions]
courtly refined and elegant in behavior and manner. [3 definitions]
court-martial a military court that tries those subject to it for violations of military law. [4 definitions]
court of appeals (sometimes cap.) a state or federal court, to which requests for case reviews or retrials are presented, that decides whether the rulings and judgment of the court below were correct or not; appellate court.
court of common pleas in some U.S. states, a court having general jurisdiction over civil suits.
Court of St. James the British royal court.
court plaster a small piece of fabric coated on one side with isinglass and glycerin or some other adhesive, formerly used on the skin to protect cuts or scratches or for cosmetic purposes in the form of so-called beauty spots.
courtroom a room in which law court proceedings take place.
courtship the process or period of seeking the affection of someone, esp. for the purpose of marriage. [2 definitions]
courtyard an enclosed yard with no roof, either within or adjacent to a building.
couscous a North African dish of steamed crushed grain such as semolina.
cousin the child of an aunt or uncle. [3 definitions]
couth sophisticated or refined in one's manners.
couture the business of designing, making, and marketing clothing, esp. dresses. [2 definitions]
couturier someone in the business of designing, making, and marketing fashionable clothing.
covalence the number of pairs of electrons that an atom can share with other atoms. [2 definitions]
covalent bond the chemical bond between two atoms, each of which supplies one half of each pair of shared electrons; covalence.
covariance in statistics, a measure of how two variables are related, equal to the product of the deviation of each variable from its mean. In positive covariance, the two variables (such as temperature and air conditioner use) are directly related and follow the same trend. In negative covariance, the two variables (such as temperature and heater use) are inversely related and follow opposite trends.
covariation in statistics, correlated variation of two or more variables.
cove a small recess in a shoreline; bay. [4 definitions]
coven a group or band of witches, esp. one having thirteen members.