court

  1. noun
    respectful deference; "pay court to the emperor"
  2. noun
    a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"
  3. noun
    a specially marked area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"
  4. noun
    a room in which a law court sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
  5. noun
    the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; "the king will visit the duke``s court"
  6. noun
    a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area
  7. noun
    the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
  8. noun
    an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
  9. noun
    the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
  10. verb
    make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
  11. verb
    engage in social activities leading to marriage; "We were courting for over ten years"
  12. verb
    seek someone``s favor; "China is wooing Russia"
  13. noun
    Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)