court

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court

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /kɔːrt/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
court

Plural
courts

  1. A court is where people are tried for crimes.
    The bad guy goes to court to stand before the judge.
  2. A court is an open space where certain games are played.
    Tennis is played on a court.
  3. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or other dignitary; a palace.
    The noblemen visited the queen in her court.

Verb[change]

Plain form
court

Third-person singular
courts

Past tense
courted

Past participle
courted

Present participle
courting

  1. (transitive) When one person courts another, that person does things to get the other to like him or her.
    The boy sent flowers to court the girl.