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English noun: court

1. court (group) an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business


Synonymsjudicature, tribunal


Broader (hypernym)assembly


Narrower (hyponym)appeals court, appellate court, assizes, chancery, consistory, court, court of appeals, court of assize, court of assize and nisi prius, court of chancery, court of domestic relations, court of justice, court of law, criminal court, divorce court, domestic relations court, F.I.S.C., family court, federal court, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, high court, inferior court, Inquisition, International Court of Justice, juvenile court, kangaroo court, lawcourt, lower court, military court, moot court, police court, probate court, quarter sessions, Rota, Star Chamber, state supreme court, superior court, supreme court, traffic court, trial court, World Court


Part holonymBench


Member holonymjury

2. court (artifact) a room in which a lawcourt sits


SamplesTelevision cameras were admitted in the courtroom.


Synonymscourtroom


Broader (hypernym)room


Part holonymbar, bench, jury box, witness box, witness stand


Part meronymcourthouse


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. court (group) the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state


Synonymsroyal court


Broader (hypernym)authorities, government, regime


Narrower (hyponym)Court of Saint James's, Porte, Sublime Porte

4. court (artifact) a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played


SamplesPlayers had to reserve a court in advance.


Broader (hypernym)athletic field, field, playing area, playing field


Narrower (hyponym)badminton court, basketball court, handball court, piste, squash court, tennis court, volleyball court

5. Court (person) Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)


SynonymsMargaret Court


Instance hypernymtennis player

6. court (group) the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince


Synonymsroyal court


Broader (hypernym)cortege, entourage, retinue, suite

7. court (artifact) a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area


Synonymsmotor hotel, motor inn, motor lodge, tourist court


Broader (hypernym)hotel


Narrower (hyponym)motel

8. court (artifact) a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws


Synonymscourt of justice, court of law, lawcourt


Broader (hypernym)court, judicature, tribunal

9. court (artifact) the residence of a sovereign or nobleman


SamplesThe king will visit the duke's court.


Broader (hypernym)residence

10. court (artifact) an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings


SamplesThe house was built around an inner court.


Synonymscourtyard


Broader (hypernym)area


Narrower (hyponym)atrium, bailey, cloister, food court, forecourt, parvis


Part meronymbuilding, edifice

11. court (act) respectful deference


SamplesPay court to the emperor.


Synonymshomage


Broader (hypernym)deference, respect


English verb: court

1. court (social) make amorous advances towards


SamplesJohn is courting Mary.


Synonymsromance, solicit, woo


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)chase, chase after, display

2. court (social) seek someone's favor


SamplesChina is wooing Russia.


Synonymswoo


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

3. court (social) engage in social activities leading to marriage


SamplesWe were courting for over ten years.


ExamplesSam and Sue court, Sam cannot court Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, move









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