• (n.) An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by
the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space
opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
• (n.) The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether
dignitary; a palace.
• (n.) The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a
sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a
sovereign in his regal state.
• (n.) Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to
hold a court.
• (n.) Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address
designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment;
• (n.) The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
• (n.) The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at
the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an
official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial
business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
• (n.) A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
• (n.) The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or
jury, or both.
• (n.) The session of a judicial assembly.
• (n.) Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
• (n.) A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one
of the divisions of a tennis court.
• (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or
flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.
• (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in
marriage; to woo.
• (v. t.) To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
• (v. t.) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
• (v. i.) To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.