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

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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. Johann von Goethe:

    There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.

  2. Knox News:

    Sandy Blankenships pictured with Sandy Blankenships daughter husband, Rex. ( Courtesy of Sandy Blankenships daughter) A family member of another resident took to Facebook to describe staff members work against the virus as fighting a fire you cant see.

  3. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies they are ready enough to tell them.

  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. Evelyn Waugh:

    His courtesy was somewhat extravagant. He would write and thank people who wrote to thank him for wedding presents and when he encountered anyone as punctilious as himself the correspondence ended only with death.

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