What does court mean?

Definitions for court
kɔrt, koʊrtcourt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word court.

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"

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.

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

  2. court(Noun)

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

    The noblemen visited the queen in her court.

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

  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.

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

  4. court(Noun)

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

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

  5. court(Noun)

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

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

  6. court(Noun)

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

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

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

  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.

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

  8. court(Noun)

    A tribunal established for the administration of justice.

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

  9. court(Noun)

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

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

  10. court(Verb)

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

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

  11. court(Verb)

    To be involved romantically with someone.

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

  12. court(Noun)

    The session of a judicial assembly.

    The court is now in session.

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

  13. court(Noun)

    Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

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

  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.

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

  15. Court(ProperNoun)

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

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

  16. Court(ProperNoun)

    for someone who worked or lived in a court.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  2. Court(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  4. Court(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  5. Court(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  6. Court(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  8. Court(noun)

    a tribunal established for the administration of justice

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  9. Court(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  10. Court(noun)

    the session of a judicial assembly

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  11. Court(noun)

    any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  12. Court(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  13. Court(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  14. Court(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  15. Court(verb)

    to attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  16. Court(verb)

    to invite by attractions; to allure; to attract

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  17. Court(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Court

    kōrt, n. a space enclosed: a space surrounded by houses: the palace of a sovereign: the body of persons who form his suite or council: attention: civility, as 'to pay court:' (law) the hall of justice; the judges and officials who preside there: any body of persons assembled to decide causes, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical.—v.t. to pay attentions to: to woo: to solicit: to seek.—ns. Court′-bar′on, the assembly of freehold tenants of a manor under a lord; Court′-card (see Coat-card); Court′-cup′board (Shak.), a movable cupboard or sideboard on which plate was displayed; Court′-day, a day on which a judicial court sits; Court′-dress, the special regulation costume worn on state or ceremonious occasions; Court′-dress′er, a flatterer.—adj. Courteous (kurt′yus), of court-like manners: polite: respectful: obliging.—adv. Courteously (kurt′-).—ns. Courteousness, (kurt′-); Court′-fool, a fool or jester, formerly kept at court for amusement; Court′-guide, a guide to, or directory of, the names and residences of the nobility in a town; Court′-hand, a modification of the Norman handwriting, as distinguished from the modern or Italian handwriting, in use in the English law-courts from the 16th century to the reign of George II.; Court′-house, a building where the law-courts are held; Court′ier, one who frequents courts or palaces: one who courts or flatters; Court′ierism, the behaviour or practices of a courtier.—adv. Court′ierly.—ns. Court′ing, paying addresses to a woman, wooing; (Spens.) attendance at court; Court′-leet, a court of record held in a manor before the lord or his steward; Court′let, a petty court.—adj. Court′-like, courtly: polite.—ns. Court′liness; Court′ling, a hanger-on at court.—adj. Court′ly, having manners like those at a court: elegant.—ns. Court′-mar′tial, a court held by officers of the army or navy for the trial of offences against military or naval laws:—pl. Courts′-mar′tial; one improvised in time of war round an upturned drum for summary judgment is a Drumhead court-martial; Court′-plas′ter, sticking-plaster made of silk, originally applied as patches on the face by ladies at court; Court′-roll, the record of a court of justice; Court′ship, courtly behaviour: the act of wooing with intention to marry; Court′-sword, a light dress-sword worn as part of court-dress; Court′yard, a court or enclosed ground before a house.—Court holy water, empty compliments: (obs.) flattery. [O. Fr. cort (Fr. cour)—Low L. cortis, a courtyard—L. cors, cohors, an enclosure; akin to Gr. chortos, an enclosed place, L. hortus

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  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

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How to say court in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of court in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of court in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of court in a Sentence

  1. Justice Minister Pierre-Richard Casimir:

    We are asking the Supreme Court to analyze the case and we will wait for the decision.

  2. Jeffrey Blumenfeld:

    I have a very hard time believing that the result of Epic Games ' lawsuit is that the court says that Apple is not permitted to control distribution of apps through its own App Store.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Some people have hopes of passing amendments, but it's not going to happen. Congress can't pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that's making that an issue is doing it for political reasons. The Supreme Court ruled on it.

  4. Novak Djokovic:

    This is where he loves to play. This is where he plays his best tennis, I think. It's his court, it was a very important match for me to win last year because I've lost quite a few grand slam finals. To win that match in five sets against Roger on grass was definitely something that gave me a lot of confidence.

  5. Gretchen Borchelt:

    Women deserve insurance coverage of birth control no matter where they work or go to school, it's unfair and harmful for some employers and schools to use their religious beliefs to deny women vital health care that also makes them more economically secure. The Supreme Court must stop these efforts to undermine women's health and ensure that women continue to have the seamless access to birth control that they are entitled to under the law.

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