an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
"the house was built around an inner court"
an area, open to the sky, partially or wholly surrounded by walls or buildings
She sat in the courtyard, enjoying the garden.
Origin: court + yard
a court or inclosure attached to a house
A court or courtyard is an enclosed area, often a space enclosed by a building that is open to the sky. These areas in inns and public buildings were often the primary meeting places for some purposes, leading to the other meanings of court. Both of the words "court" and "yard" derive from the same root, meaning an enclosed space. See yard and garden for the relation of this set of words.
The numerical value of courtyard in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of courtyard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When I close my eyes, I'm here in this courtyard.
If there's anyone suspicious entering the courtyard, then they know.
We're extremely fortunate that the main charge didn't go off, there were 25 people in the courtyard of the wine bar and another 30 outside on the alley in front. We wouldn't be here anymore if the bomb had gone off.
About six weeks after the Bin Laden raid, I got a white envelope and in it was a thank-you note, unsigned. And in it was a piece of the fuselage of the blown-up Black Hawk in that courtyard. Sent to me by one of my friends.
In the end for the children this is also a way to play. It's how they learn. Like any other child who wants to have an electric tricycle, a bicycle and go around in the courtyard of the house or in the garden, they just go around because that's how they have fun. This can give these children, who are obviously a lot more limited in their ability to drive a tricycle or a bicycle, the opportunity to be able to experience that feeling. This is also one of the project's goals - a therapeutic part but also a way for them to play. Play in a monitored way.
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- дворъ, ⰴⰲⱁⱃⱏOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- linnanpiha, sisäpihaFinnish
- clós, cúirtIrish
- corte, cortileItalian
- tahua, maraeMāori
- вну́тренний двор, дворRussian
- dvor, дворSerbo-Croatian
- gårdsplan, innergårdSwedish
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