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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an open space surrounded by buildings or walls; courtyard.
She waited for me in the court by the garden.
definition 2: an enclosed or marked off area for playing certain sports such as basketball or tennis.
definition 3: a place where legal cases are heard.
The judge kept order in the court.
definition 4: the judges or other people who hear and decide legal cases.
The Supreme Court hears many important cases.
definition 5: the place where a king, queen, or other important ruler lives and works.
The royal council met at court.
definition 6: a short street with a dead end.
The court that I live on has only four houses.
part of speech: verb
inflections: courts, courting, courted
definition 1: to try to gain the favor or love of.
John courted Jane for one year until they agreed to marry.
definition 2: to act in a way that brings on or ends in.
He is courting disaster by walking across the frozen lake.
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  • courthouse:
    the building where a judge hears legal cases.
  • courtroom:
    the room in a courthouse where a judge hears legal cases.
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