What does courtier mean?

Definitions for courtierˈkɔr ti ər, ˈkoʊr-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. courtier(noun)

    an attendant at the court of a sovereign


  1. courtier(Noun)

    A person in attendance at a royal court.

  2. courtier(Noun)

    A person who flatters in order to seek favour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courtier(noun)

    one who is in attendance at the court of a prince; one who has an appointment at court

  2. Courtier(noun)

    one who courts or solicits favor; one who flatters

  3. Origin: [From Court.]


  1. Courtier

    A courtier is a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage. Historically the court was the centre of government as well as the residence of the monarch, and the social and political life were often completely mixed together. A female courtier was called a courtesan, although today this name has come to be associated with female entertainers who served the upper classes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of courtier in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of courtier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walter Lippmann:

    The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.

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