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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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. Host Seth Meyerspreviously saidthat:

    Greetings ladies and remaining gentlemen, we’re all here at the courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

  2. Athena Athena:

    A tree is known by its fruit. A man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost, he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

  3. Brandt Jean:

    I felt the same way as Brandt. I wish I could've extended that same courtesy, that's what Christ would want us to do. ... If you will not forgive, neither will your Father forgive you. I don't want to see her rot in hell. I don't want to see her rot in prison. I hope this will help her to change and recognize the damage, the hurt that our family's going through. So I wish her well and I will pray for her family and pray for her as well.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    It’s one of the reasons that I think a lot of Americans are just fed up with the whole political process. Because, in a democracy you have to have at least enough trust to be able to work with each other and solve difficult problems, when the Republicans refuse to give a distinguished judge appointed by President Obama even the courtesy of meetings, let alone a hearing, that sent such a terrible message. Now, what they’ve done in this case is to hold back information, they have not provided all the information, which was always made available for other nominees, and they’re trying to rush this through to the detriment of the American public, who deserves to have answers to whatever charges might be presented.

  5. Eliot Weisman:

    He didn’t like confrontation, period, especially in his family. And everybody in his family was aware of it… From time to time, whether it was Barbara alone or the kids or a combination, some things would get out of whack. Frank Sinatra greeting a fan. (Courtesy of Eliot Weisman) I think he became more upset, depressed about those things... It bothered him when there was confrontation about who’s getting what in the future after his death… He wanted his wife taken care of and his kids taken care of fairly.

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