What does Courtesy mean?

Definitions for Courtesy
ˈkɜr tə si or, for 5 , ˈkɜrt siCour·tesy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. courtesy(noun)

    a courteous or respectful or considerate act

  2. courtesy(noun)

    a courteous or respectful or considerate remark

  3. courtesy, good manners(noun)

    a courteous manner

Wiktionary

  1. courtesy(Noun)

    Polite behavior.

    Please extend them the courtesy of your presence.

    Etymology: From curtesie, from curtesie, from curteis, from cortois, from cortensis. \

  2. courtesy(Noun)

    A polite gesture or remark.

    I offered them a ride simply as a courtesy.

    Etymology: From curtesie, from curtesie, from curteis, from cortois, from cortensis. \

  3. courtesy(Noun)

    Consent or agreement in spite of fact; indulgence.

    They call this pond a lake by courtesy only.

    Etymology: From curtesie, from curtesie, from curteis, from cortois, from cortensis. \

  4. courtesy(Noun)

    Willingness or generosity in providing something needed.

    They received free advertising through the courtesy of the local newspaper.

    Etymology: From curtesie, from curtesie, from curteis, from cortois, from cortensis. \

  5. courtesy(Adjective)

    Given or done as a polite gesture.

    We paid a courtesy visit to the new neighbors.

    Etymology: From curtesie, from curtesie, from curteis, from cortois, from cortensis. \

  6. courtesy(Adjective)

    Free of charge.

    The event planners offered courtesy tickets for the reporters.

    Etymology: From curtesie, from curtesie, from curteis, from cortois, from cortensis. \

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courtesy(noun)

    politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness

    Etymology: [See the preceding word.]

  2. Courtesy(noun)

    an act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness

    Etymology: [See the preceding word.]

  3. Courtesy(noun)

    favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a title given one by courtesy

    Etymology: [See the preceding word.]

  4. Courtesy(noun)

    an act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women, consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body, with bending of the knees

    Etymology: [See the preceding word.]

  5. Courtesy(verb)

    to make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes

    Etymology: [See the preceding word.]

  6. Courtesy(verb)

    to treat with civility

    Etymology: [See the preceding word.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Courtesy

    kort′e-si, or kurt′e-si, n. courtliness: elegance of manner: an act of civility or respect: a curtsy: (law) the life interest which the surviving husband has in the real or heritable estate of his wife.—v.i. to make a curtsy.—pr.p. court′esying; pa.p. court′esied.—n.pl. Court′esy-tī′tles, titles really invalid, but allowed by the usage of society—as to children of peers. [O. Fr. courtoisie.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. courtesy

    1. The court clothes of any two-legged predatory animal. 2. The oil that makes a juggernaut noiseless.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Courtesy' in Nouns Frequency: #2833

How to pronounce Courtesy?

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How to say Courtesy in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Courtesy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Courtesy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Courtesy in a Sentence

  1. Frank Ryan:

    Members should attempt to come to the floor within the 15-minute period as prescribed by the first ring of the bells, as a point of courtesy to each of your colleagues, voting within the allotted time would help with the maintenance of the institution.

  2. Jacques Maritain:

    Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

  3. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay:

    Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay wrote in the proposal. Notional view of LCRT on the far-side of the Moon. ( Courtesy of Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay)( Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay) LCRT could enable tremendous scientific discoveries in the field of cosmology by observing the early universe in the 1050m wavelength band( i.e., 630MHz frequency band), which has not been explored by humans to date.

  4. Mike Conaway:

    On Dana Rohrabacher and Wasserman-Schultz, that was just more professional courtesy and trying to protect future equities of asking members to come down and testify behind closed doors.

  5. James Banister:

    We owe President Trump courtesy to come into our country in the memory of all the thousands of thousands of people who fought in the two world wars on our side.

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