What does courtier mean?
Definitions for courtier
ˈkɔr ti ər, ˈkoʊr-courtier
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an attendant at the court of a sovereign
A person in attendance at a royal court.
A person who flatters in order to seek favour.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from court.
He hath been a courtier, he swears. ———— If any man doubts that, let him put me to my purgation. I have trod a measure; I have flattered a lady; I have been politick with my friend, smooth with mine enemy; I have undone three taylors; I have had four quarrels, and like to have fought one. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
You are a flattering boy; now, I see you’ll be a courtier. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
You know I am no courtier, nor versed in state-affairs. Francis Bacon.
The principal figure in a picture, is like a king among his courtiers, who ought to dim the lustre of all his attendants. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
Made thee, all honour’d honest Roman Brutus,
With the arm’d rest, courtiers of beauteous freedom,
To drench the capitol? William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra.
There was not among all our princes a greater courtier of the people than Richard the IIId. not out of fear, but wisdom. John Suckling.
A courtier () is a person who attends the royal court of a monarch or other royalty. The earliest historical examples of courtiers were part of the retinues of rulers. Historically the court was the centre of government as well as the official residence of the monarch, and the social and political life were often completely mixed together.
one who is in attendance at the court of a prince; one who has an appointment at court
one who courts or solicits favor; one who flatters
Etymology: [From Court.]
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Courtier is ranked #58481 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Courtier surname appeared 347 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Courtier.
85.8% or 298 total occurrences were White.
5.1% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.7% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
3.1% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
2% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
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The numerical value of courtier in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of courtier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of courtier in a Sentence
I don't care if I'm the only person on the trail looking for Suzanne Courtier, I'm not going to stop until I find Suzanne Courtier, i know Suzanne Courtier would not give up on me, so I refuse to give up on Suzanne Courtier.
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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