courtyard


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court·yard

 (kôrt′yärd′)
n.
An open space surrounded by walls or buildings, adjoining or within a building such as a large house or housing complex.

courtyard

(ˈkɔːtˌjɑːd)
n
(Architecture) an open area of ground surrounded by walls or buildings; court

court•yard

(ˈkɔrtˌyɑrd, ˈkoʊrt-)

n.
a court open to the sky, esp. one enclosed on all four sides.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.courtyard - an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildingscourtyard - an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
atrium - the central area in a building; open to the sky
bailey - the outer courtyard of a castle
building, edifice - 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"
cloister - a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
food court - an area (as in a shopping mall) where fast food is sold (usually around a common eating area)
forecourt - the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings
parvis - a courtyard or portico in front of a building (especially a cathedral)

courtyard

noun yard, square, piazza, quadrangle, area, plaza, enclosure, cloister, quad (informal), peristyle They walked through the arch and into the cobbled courtyard.

courtyard

noun
An area partially or entirely enclosed by walls or buildings:
Translations
سَاحَةفِناء، ساحه، باحَه
dvůrnádvoří
gårdspladsgård
piha
dvordvorište
udvar
húsagarîur
中庭
안뜰
curte
nádvorie
dvorišče
gårdsplan
สนามรอบบ้าน
sân nhỏ

courtyard

[ˈkɔːtjɑːd] Npatio m

courtyard

[ˈkɔːrtjɑːrd] ncour f

courtyard

[ˈkɔːtˌjɑːd] ncortile m

court

(koːt) noun
1. a place where legal cases are heard. a magistrates' court; the High Court.
2. the judges and officials of a legal court. The accused is to appear before the court on Friday.
3. a marked-out space for certain games. a tennis-court; a squash court.
4. the officials, councillors etc of a king or queen. the court of King James.
5. the palace of a king or queen. Hampton Court.
6. an open space surrounded by houses or by the parts of one house.
verb
1. to try to win the love of; to woo.
2. to try to gain (admiration etc).
3. to seem to be deliberately risking (disaster etc).
ˈcourtier (-tiə) noun
a member of the court of a king or queen. He was one of King James' courtiers.
ˈcourtly adjective
having fine manners.
ˈcourtliness noun
ˈcourtship noun
courting or wooing.
ˈcourthouse noun
a building where legal cases are held.
ˌcourt-ˈmartialplural ˌcourts-ˈmartial noun
a court held by officers of the armed forces to try offences against discipline.
ˈcourtyard noun
a court or enclosed ground beside, or surrounded by, a building. the courtyard of the castle.

courtyard

سَاحَة dvůr gårdsplads Innenhof προαύλιο patio piha cour dvorište cortile 中庭 안뜰 binnenhof gårdsplass dziedziniec pátio внутренний двор gårdsplan สนามรอบบ้าน avlu sân nhỏ 庭院
References in classic literature ?
Tellson's Bank, established in the Saint Germain Quarter of Paris, was in a wing of a large house, approached by a courtyard and shut off from the street by a high wall and a strong gate.
At the first floor we found that the hallway ran but halfway through, necessitating the crossing of a rear room full of green folk, ere we could reach the inner courtyard, so there was but one thing left for us to do, and that was to gain the second floor and the hallway through which I had traversed the length of the building.
Shortly afterwards, accompanied by several trumpets and mounted on a powerful steed that threatened to crush the whole place, the great lacquey Tosilos made his appearance on one side of the courtyard with his visor down and stiffly cased in a suit of stout shining armour.
The Scarecrow and Jack Pumpkinhead were still playing at quoits in the courtyard when the game was interrupted by the abrupt entrance of the Royal Army of Oz, who came flying in without his hat or gun, his clothes in sad disarray and his long beard floating a yard behind him as he ran.
After half an hour or more of rapid racing through the underground passages that are a distinguishing feature of all Barsoomian cities, modern as well as ancient, his captors suddenly emerged into the moonlight of a courtyard, far from the central plaza.
While I was still vainly trying to establish order, I heard a frightful yelling on the other side of the courtyard, and at once ran towards the cries, in dread of finding some new outbreak of the pillage in that direction.
He found the Comte de Guiche in the courtyard of the Hotel Grammont, inspecting his horses, which his trainers and equerries were passing in review before him.
Come into the courtyard or you'll be seen; she'll come out directly," said she.
As the speaker ceased he turned to leave the apartment by the door where I was standing, but I needed to wait no longer; I had heard enough to fill my soul with dread, and stealing quietly away I returned to the courtyard by the way I had come.
Through the gate was seen kitchen-gardens, carefully attended to, a spacious courtyard, in which neighed several horses held by valets in various liveries, and a carriage, drawn by two horses of the country.
And there was a parlour, and a bedchamber, and a kitchen; and behind the cottage there was a little garden, planted with all sorts of flowers and fruits; and there was a courtyard behind, full of ducks and chickens.
And since your window happens to be just opposite to mine, and since the courtyard between us is narrow and I can see you as you pass,--why, the result is that this miserable wretch will be able to live at once more happily and with less outlay.