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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
court (noun)
1.
a) the residence or establishment of a sovereign or similar dignitary
b) a sovereign's formal assembly of councillors and officers
c) the sovereign and officers and advisers who are the governing power
d) the family and retinue of a sovereign
e) a reception held by a sovereign
2.
a) (1) a manor house or large building surrounded by usually enclosed grounds
(2) - motel
b) an open space enclosed wholly or partly by buildings or circumscribed by a single building
c) a quadrangular space walled or marked off for playing one of various games with a ball (as lawn tennis, handball, or basketball) , also a division of such a court
d) a wide alley with only one opening onto a street
3.
a) an official assembly for the transaction of judicial business
b) a session of such a court - court is now adjourned
c) a place (as a chamber) for the administration of justice
d) a judge or judges in session , also a faculty or agency of judgment or evaluation - rest our case in the court of world opinion L. H. Marks
4.
a) an assembly or board with legislative or administrative powers
b) - parliament legislature
5.
conduct or attention intended to win favor or dispel hostility - homage pay court to the king
court (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to seek to gain or achieve - court power
b) (1) - allure tempt
(2) to act so as to invite or provoke - courts disaster
2.
a) to seek the affections of , especially to seek to win a pledge of marriage from
b) of an animal to perform actions in order to attract for mating - a male bird courting a female
3.
a) to seek to attract (as by solicitous attention or offers of advantages) - college teams courting high school basketball stars
intransitive verb
b) to seek an alliance with
1.
to engage in social activities leading to engagement and marriage
2.
of an animal to engage in activity leading to mating
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
court (noun)
1.
the residence of a ruler
SYNONIMS:
palace
RELATED WORDS:
castle, château, estate, mansion, villa; alcazar, seraglio
court (noun)
2.
an open space wholly or partly enclosed (as by buildings or walls)
SYNONIMS:
close, courtyard, enclosure ( inclosure), patio, quad, quadrangle, yard
RELATED WORDS:
atrium, galleria, parvis ( parvise), peristyle; forecourt, place, plaza, square; deck, terrace; curtilage
court (noun)
3.
an assembly of persons for the administration of justice
SYNONIMS:
bar, bench, forum, tribunal
RELATED WORDS:
criminal court, judicatory, judicature, judiciary; high court, supreme court; court-martial, drumhead court-martial; inquisition, kangaroo court
court of law
court (noun)
4.
a public official having authority to decide questions of law
SYNONIMS:
adjudicator, beak, bench, court, jurist, justice, magistrate
RELATED WORDS:
chief justice, circuit judge, justice of the peace, squire; auditor, master; jurisconsult, jurisprudent
court (verb)
1.
to act so as to make (something) more likely
SYNONIMS:
ask (for), flirt (with), invite, woo
RELATED WORDS:
angle (for), fish (for); hunt, search, seek; provoke, tempt
look for
court (verb)
2.
to go on dates that may eventually lead to marriage
SYNONIMS:
date
RELATED WORDS:
attend, gallant, romance, spark, woo; escort, see, take out; go out, step out
go steady, keep company, make love
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