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cour·te·sy

 (kûr′tĭ-sē)
n. pl. cour·te·sies
1.
a. Polite behavior.
b. A polite gesture or remark.
2.
a. Consent or agreement in spite of fact; indulgence: They call this pond a lake by courtesy only.
b. Willingness or generosity in providing something needed: free advertising through the courtesy of the local newspaper.
adj.
1. Given or done as a polite gesture: paid a courtesy visit to the new neighbors.
2. Free of charge: courtesy tickets for the reporters.

[Middle English courtesie, from Old French, from corteis, courtly; see courteous.]

courtesy

(ˈkɜːtɪsɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. politeness; good manners
2. a courteous gesture or remark
3. favour or consent (esp in the phrase by courtesy of)
4. common consent as opposed to right (esp in the phrase by courtesy). See also courtesy title
5. an archaic spelling of curtsy
[C13 curteisie, from Old French, from corteis courteous]

cour•te•sy

(ˈkɜr tə si or, for 5, ˈkɜrt si)

n., pl. -sies.
1. excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior.
2. a courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression.
3. indulgence, consent, or acquiescence: a “colonel” by courtesy rather than by right.
4. favor, help, or generosity: The actors appeared by courtesy of their union.
5. a curtsy.
[1175–1225; Middle English curteisie < Anglo-French, Old French; see courteous, -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.courtesy - a courteous or respectful or considerate actcourtesy - a courteous or respectful or considerate act
civility, politeness - the act of showing regard for others
attention - a courteous act indicating affection; "she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"
gallantry - polite attentiveness to women
2.courtesy - a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
3.courtesy - a courteous manner
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
niceness, politeness - a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
urbanity - polished courtesy; elegance of manner
graciousness - excellence of manners or social conduct
chivalry, politesse, gallantry - courtesy towards women
respectfulness, deference, respect - courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
civility - formal or perfunctory politeness
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting

courtesy

noun
1. politeness, grace, good manners, civility, gallantry, good breeding, graciousness, affability, urbanity, courtliness He is a gentleman who behaves with the utmost courtesy towards ladies.
2. favour, consideration, generosity, kindness, indulgence, benevolence If you're not coming, at least do me the courtesy of letting me know.

courtesy

noun
1. Well-mannered behavior toward others:
2. A courteous act or courteous acts that contribute to smoothness and ease in dealings and social relationships
amenity (used in plural), civility, pleasantry, politeness, propriety (used in plural).
3. An act requiring special generosity:
Translations
beleefdheid
لُطْف، كِياسَه، مُجامَلـه
vybranné chovánízdvořilost
høflighedvelopdragenhed
सुशीलता
udvariasság
kurteisi
aiso
etiketasmaloniai leidus
laipnībapieklājība
vyberané správanie

courtesy

[ˈkɜːtɪsɪ]
A. N (= politeness) → cortesía f; (= polite act) → atención f, gentileza f
by courtesy of(por) cortesía de
to exchange courtesiesintercambiar cumplidos de etiqueta
will you do me the courtesy of ...?si fuera tan amable de ..., haga el favor de ...
you might have had the courtesy to tell mepodrías haber tenido la gentileza de decírmelo
I'll do it out of courtesylo haré por cortesía
B. CPD courtesy bus Nautobús m de cortesía
courtesy call Nvisita f de cumplido
courtesy car Ncoche m de cortesía
courtesy card N (US) → tarjeta f (de visita)
courtesy coach N (Brit) → autocar m or autobús m de cortesía
courtesy light N (Aut) → luz f interna
courtesy title Ntítulo m de cortesía
courtesy visit N = courtesy call

courtesy

[ˈkɜːrtɪsi] n
(= politeness) → courtoisie f, politesse f
by courtesy of (= by permission of) → avec l'aimable autorisation de
courtesy of (= thanks to) → grâce àcourtesy bus nnavette f gratuitecourtesy call nvisite f de politessecourtesy car n (provided by insurance company, garage)véhicule m de remplacementcourtesy coach nnavette f gratuitecourtesy light n (in car)plafonnier mcourt hearing naudience f

courtesy

nHöflichkeit f; (by) courtesy offreundlicherweise zur Verfügung gestellt von; the air was fresh (by) courtesy of a large hole in the roofdie Luft war ziemlich frisch, was einem großen Loch im Dach zu verdanken war; would you do me the courtesy of shutting up!würden Sie mir den Gefallen tun und den Mund halten!

courtesy

:
courtesy bus
ngebührenfreier Bus, Hotelbus m
courtesy light
n (Aut) → Innenleuchte f
courtesy title
nHöflichkeitstitel m
courtesy visit

courtesy

[ˈkɜːtɪsɪ] n (politeness) → cortesia, gentilezza; (polite act) → cortesia, piacere m
by courtesy of → per gentile concessione di
you might have had the courtesy to tell me → avresti potuto farmi la cortesia di dirmelo
to exchange courtesies → scambiarsi convenevoli

courtesy

(ˈkəːtəsi) noun
politeness; considerate and respectful behaviour. Everyone appreciates courtesy.
(by) courtesy of
with someone's permission; by the generosity of. Refreshments are courtesey of the management; This film is shown by courtesy of the National Film Archive.
References in classic literature ?
Laurence offered her his arm with old-fashioned courtesy.
I can find my way in to Tom Swift perfectly well by myself, and while I appreciate your courtesy I do not want to trouble you.
Highcamp was full of delicate courtesy and consideration toward her husband.
No sooner were these females seated, than their attendant sprang lightly into the saddle of the war-horse, when the whole three bowed to Webb, who in courtesy, awaited their parting on the threshold of his cabin and turning their horses' heads, they proceeded at a slow amble, followed by their train, toward the northern entrance of the encampment.
Before Christie opened the door her face underwent a rapid transformation: the gentle glow of a refined woman's welcome suddenly beamed in her interested eyes; the impulsive courtesy of an expectant hostess eagerly seizing a long- looked-for opportunity broke in a smile upon her lips as she swept across the room, and stopped with her two white outstretched hands before Whiskey Dick.
The founder of this stately mansion--a gentleman noted for the square and ponderous courtesy of his demeanor, ought surely to have stood in his own hall, and to have offered the first welcome to so many eminent personages as here presented themselves in honor of his solemn festival.
If his notice was sought, an expression of courtesy and interest gleamed out upon his features, proving that there was light within him, and that it was only the outward medium of the intellectual lamp that obstructed the rays in their passage.
I'll try a pagan friend, thought I, since Christian kindness has proved but hollow courtesy.
When a man came back after that, he would get his place back only by the courtesy of the boss.
Topsy made a short courtesy, and looked down; and, as she turned away, Eva saw a tear roll down her dark cheek.
It will not answer to mix methods, Father; neither would it be professional courtesy.
They did not belong to any of the corps, but they were furnished with weapons and armor, and permitted to fight here by the five corps as a courtesy.