Definitions for Courtkɔrt, koʊrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

courtkɔrt, koʊrt(n.)

  1. a place where legal justice is administered. a judicial tribunal duly constituted for the hearing and determination of cases. a session of a judicial assembly.

    Category: Law

  2. an area open to the sky and mostly or entirely surrounded by buildings, walls, etc.

    Category: Building Trades, Architecture

  3. a high interior usu. having a glass roof and surrounded by several stories of galleries or the like.

    Category: Building Trades, Architecture

  4. Chiefly Irish. a stately dwelling.

    Category: British

  5. a short street.

  6. a smooth, level quadrangle on which to play tennis, basketball, etc. one of the divisions of such an area.

    Category: Sport

  7. the residence of a sovereign or other high dignitary; palace.

  8. a sovereign's or dignitary's retinue.

  9. a sovereign and councilors as the political rulers of a state.

    Category: Government

  10. a formal assembly held by a sovereign.

    Category: Government

  11. devoted attention in order to win favor; homage:

    to pay court to a beloved.

  12. a branch or lodge of a fraternal society.

  13. the group of insects, as honeybees, surrounding the queen; retinue.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  14. (v.t.)to try to win the favor or goodwill of:

    to court the rich.

  15. to seek the affections of; woo.

  16. (of animals) to attempt to attract (a mate) by engaging in certain species-specific behaviors.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  17. to attempt to gain (applause, favor, etc.).

  18. to hold out inducements to; invite.

  19. to act so as to cause, lead to, or provoke:

    to court disaster.

  20. (v.i.)to seek another's love; woo.

  21. (of animals) to attempt to attract individuals of the opposite sex for mating.

    Category: Animal Behavior

Idioms for court:

  1. hold court, to act as the center of attention for one's admirers.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom, Law

  2. out of court, without a legal hearing; privately:

    The case will be settled out of court.

    Category: Idiom, Law

Origin of court:

1125–75; ME co(u)rt < AF, OF < L cohortem, acc. of cohors farmyard; see cohort

Princeton's WordNet

  1. court, tribunal, judicature(noun)

    an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

  2. court, courtroom(noun)

    a room in which a lawcourt sits

    "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"

  3. court, royal court(noun)

    the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state

  4. court(noun)

    a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played

    "players had to reserve a court in advance"

  5. Court, Margaret Court(noun)

    Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)

  6. court, royal court(noun)

    the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince

  7. motor hotel, motor inn, motor lodge, tourist court, court(noun)

    a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area

  8. court, lawcourt, court of law, court of justice(noun)

    a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws

  9. court(noun)

    the residence of a sovereign or nobleman

    "the king will visit the duke's court"

  10. court, courtyard(noun)

    an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings

    "the house was built around an inner court"

  11. court, homage(verb)

    respectful deference

    "pay court to the emperor"

  12. woo, court, romance, solicit(verb)

    make amorous advances towards

    "John is courting Mary"

  13. woo, court(verb)

    seek someone's favor

    "China is wooing Russia"

  14. court(verb)

    engage in social activities leading to marriage

    "We were courting for over ten years"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. court(noun)ɔrt, koʊrt

    a place where legal trials are held

    courts overwhelmed with cases; He's appearing in court today.; a court case

  2. courtɔrt, koʊrt

    to start legal action against sb

    We took our landlord to court.

  3. courtɔrt, koʊrt

    a sports playing area

    a tennis/basketball court

Wiktionary

  1. court(Noun)

    An enclosed 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 girls were playing in the court.

  2. court(Noun)

    The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.

    The noblemen visited the queen in her court.

  3. court(Noun)

    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.

    The queen and her court traveled to the city to welcome back the soldiers.

  4. court(Noun)

    Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.

  5. court(Noun)

    Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

  6. court(Noun)

    The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

    Many famous criminals have been put on trial in this court.

  7. court(Noun)

    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.

    The 'court started proceedings at 11 o' clock.

  8. court(Noun)

    A tribunal established for the administration of justice.

  9. court(Noun)

    The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.

  10. court(Verb)

    To woo; to attempt to win over with social activities and displays of tact and affection.

  11. court(Verb)

    To be involved romantically with someone.

  12. court(Noun)

    The session of a judicial assembly.

    The court is now in session.

  13. court(Noun)

    Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

  14. court(Noun)

    A place arranged for playing the games of tennis, basketball, squash, badminton, volleyball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

  15. Court(ProperNoun)

    An abbreviated term of respect for any court ("the Court").

  16. Court(ProperNoun)

    for someone who worked or lived in a court.

  17. Origin: From cort, from cortem (accusative of cors), ultimately from cohors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Court(noun)

    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

  2. Court(noun)

    the residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace

  3. Court(noun)

    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

  4. Court(noun)

    any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court

  5. Court(noun)

    attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery

  6. Court(noun)

    the hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered

  7. Court(noun)

    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

  8. Court(noun)

    a tribunal established for the administration of justice

  9. Court(noun)

    the judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both

  10. Court(noun)

    the session of a judicial assembly

  11. Court(noun)

    any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical

  12. Court(noun)

    a place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court

  13. Court(verb)

    to endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with

  14. Court(verb)

    to endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo

  15. Court(verb)

    to attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek

  16. Court(verb)

    to invite by attractions; to allure; to attract

  17. Court(verb)

    to play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting

Freebase

  1. Court

    A court is a tribunal, often a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court. The system of courts that interprets and applies the law is collectively known as the judiciary. The place where a court sits is known as a venue. The room where court proceedings occur is known as a courtroom, and the building as a courthouse; court facilities range from simple and very small facilities in rural communities to large buildings in cities. The practical authority given to the court is known as its jurisdiction – the court's power to decide certain kinds of questions or petitions put to it. According to William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, a court is constituted by a minimum of three parties: the actor or plaintiff, who complains of an injury done; the reus or defendant, who is called upon to make satisfaction for it, and the judex or judicial power, which is to examine the truth of the fact, to determine the law arising upon that fact, and, if any injury appears to have been done, to ascertain and by its officers to apply a legal remedy. It is also usual in the superior courts to have attorneys, and advocates or counsel, as assistants, though, often, courts consist of additional attorneys, bailiffs, reporters, and perhaps a jury.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Court' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #285

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Court' in Written Corpus Frequency: #861

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Court' in Nouns Frequency: #63


Translations for Court

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

court(noun)

a place where legal cases are heard

a magistrates' court; the High Court.

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