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Definition 1: respectful deference - [noun denoting act]

Samples where court or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pay court to the emperor

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is a kind of ...) a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard

"his deference to her wishes was very flattering" "be sure to give my respects to the dean"

Definition 2: an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where court or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the house was built around an inner court

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is a kind of ...) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

(... is a kind of court ) the central area in a building; open to the sky

(... is a kind of court ) the outer courtyard of a castle

(... is a kind of court ) a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

(... is a kind of court ) an area (as in a shopping mall) where fast food is sold (usually around a common eating area)

(... is a kind of court ) the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings

(... is a kind of court ) a courtyard or portico in front of a building (especially a cathedral)

(... is part of court) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 3: a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where court or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • players had to reserve a court in advance

(court is a kind of ...) a piece of land prepared for playing a game

"the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

(... is a kind of court ) the court on which badminton is played

(... is a kind of court ) the court on which basketball is played

(... is a kind of court ) the court on which handball is played

(... is a kind of court ) a flat rectangular area for fencing bouts

(... is a kind of court ) the indoor court in which squash is played

(... is a kind of court ) the court on which tennis is played

(... is a kind of court ) the court on which volleyball is played

Definition 4: a room in which a lawcourt sits - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where court or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(court is a part of ...) (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried

"spectators were not allowed past the bar"

(court is a part of ...) (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom

(court is a part of ...) an enclosure within a courtroom for the jury

(court is a part of ...) a box enclosure for a witness when testifying

(... is part of court) a building that houses judicial courts

(court belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 5: a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is a kind of ...) a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services

(... is a kind of court ) a motor hotel

Definition 6: the residence of a sovereign or nobleman - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where court or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the king will visit the duke's court

(court is a kind of ...) the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)

"he refused to live in the governor's residence"

Definition 7: a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is a kind of ...) an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

Definition 8: an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is a kind of ...) a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose

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

(... is a kind of court ) an irregular unauthorized court

(... is a kind of court ) a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel

(... is a kind of court ) a mock court where law students argue hypothetical cases

(... is a kind of court ) a court that has power to prosecute for minor offenses and to bind over for trial in a superior court anyone accused of serious offenses

(... is a kind of court ) a court having jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates

(... is a kind of court ) a local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions

(... is a kind of court ) (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts

(... is a kind of court ) a former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments

(... is a kind of court ) any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court

(... is a kind of court ) the highest court in most states of the United States

(... is a kind of court ) a court that has power to prosecute for traffic offenses

(... is a kind of court ) the first court before which the facts of a case are decided

(... is a kind of court ) a court having jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent children

(... is a kind of court ) a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy

(... is a kind of court ) a court established to settle disputes between members of the United Nations

(... is a kind of court ) a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies

(... is a kind of court ) the county courts of England (replaced in 1971 by Crown courts)

(... is a kind of court ) a court with jurisdiction in equity

(... is a kind of court ) a church tribunal or governing body

(... is a kind of court ) a court having jurisdiction over criminal cases

(... is a kind of court ) a court having jurisdiction over the termination of marriage contracts

(... is a kind of court ) a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)

(... is a kind of court ) a court establish by the authority of a federal government

(... is a kind of court ) a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies

(... is a kind of court ) any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court

(court is a part of ...) the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively

(court is a member of ...) a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law

Definition 9: the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is a kind of ...) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

(... is a kind of court ) the British royal court

(... is a kind of court ) the Ottoman court in Constantinople

Definition 10: the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is a kind of ...) the group following and attending to some important person

Definition 11: Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is an instance of ...) an athlete who plays tennis

Samples where court or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John is courting Mary

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

(court is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of court ) pursue someone sexually or romantically

(... is a kind of court ) attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

Samples where court or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • China is wooing Russia

Synonyms for court in the sense of this definition

Samples where court or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We were courting for over ten years

(court is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

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