Court - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɔːrt|  American pronunciation of the word court
Brit.  |kɔːt|  British pronunciation of the word court


- an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business (syn: judicature, tribunal)
- a room in which a lawcourt sits(syn: courtroom)
- the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
- a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played
- Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)
- the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
- a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area

▼ (4)


- make amorous advances towards(syn: romance, solicit, woo)
- seek someone's favor (syn: woo)
- engage in social activities leading to marriage


Court is now in session.

Court is adjourned for the day.

There was a large group of protesters outside the court.

A lawyer who has appeared in courts around the country

The case is before the state's highest court.

She's a judge on an appellate court.

The prosecution has new evidence to submit to the court.

Please explain to the court what happened that night.

The court ruled the law unconstitutional.

The court reversed the lower court's decision.

The couple courted for two years before marrying.

He was courting his college sweetheart.

A pair of robins courting

The male will sometimes court the female for hours.

College teams courting high school basketball stars

Word forms

I/you/we/they: court
he/she/it: courts
present participle: courting
past tense: courted
past participle: courted
singular: court
plural: courts
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