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fore·court

 (fôr′kôrt′)
n.
1. A courtyard in front of a building.
2. Sports The part of a court nearest the net or wall, as in tennis or handball.

forecourt

(ˈfɔːˌkɔːt)
n
1. a courtyard in front of a building, as one in a filling station
2. (Tennis) Also called: front court the front section of the court in tennis, badminton, etc, esp the area between the service line and the net

fore•court

(ˈfɔrˌkɔrt, ˈfoʊrˌkoʊrt)

n.
1. the part of either half of a tennis court that lies between the net and the line that marks the inbounds limit of a service. Compare backcourt (def. 2).
2. a courtyard before the entrance to a building or group of buildings.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forecourt - the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildingsforecourt - the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings
courtyard, court - an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"
Translations

forecourt

[ˈfɔːkɔːt] (esp Brit) N (gen) → entrada f; [of hotel] → patio m (delantero), terraza f; [of petrol station] → patio m (delantero)

forecourt

[ˈfɔːrkɔːrt] n [garage] → devant m

forecourt

nVorhof m

forecourt

[ˈfɔːˌkɔːt] n (of garage) → spiazzo; (of station) → piazzale m
References in classic literature ?
Thus, then, did Telemachus and Pisistratus sleep there in the forecourt, while the son of Atreus lay in an inner room with lovely Helen by his side.
As he spoke he laid his hand on the old man's right wrist, in token that he should have no fear; thus then did Priam and his attendant sleep there in the forecourt, full of thought, while Achilles lay in an inner room of the house, with fair Briseis by his side.
That might be, but it was certain young Martin had not been blown half across the forecourt of a Patiala palace by an explosion of fireworks; nor had he.
In an apartment of the forecourt overlooked by cooing doves he would sit, while she laid aside her useless veil and chattered of spirits and fiends of Kulu, of grandchildren unborn, and of the free-tongued brat who had talked to her in the resting-place.
Accordingly I spent the late hours either on the water(the moonlight of Venice is famous), or in the splendid square which serves as a vast forecourt to the strange old basilica of Saint Mark.
Nothing could be more noble in appearance than the central forecourt raised upon the flight of steps, like a king upon his throne, having around it four pavilions at the angles, the immense Ionic columns of which rose majestically to the whole height of the building.
The chain has applied for a six pump forecourt facility.
A sensible concession by Local Authorities in relation to business rates on ATMs can help secure both the future of the forecourt and of local banking services.
Following on from last year s announcement, changes to parking and use of the forecourt at Aberdeen International Airport are set to launch on Wednesday 7th January 2015.
AS the BJP is reportedly drawing up plans for Prime Minister- designate Narendra Modi's swearing- in ceremony on the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, authorities are scrambling to make arrangements for the ceremony to be held either at the sand- covered space outside the presidential palace or inside the Durbar Hall.
Forecourt Watch, a new police initiative, has signed up the majority of service stations and fuel retailers across County Durham and Darlington.
The forecourt was cordoned off as workmen arrived to clear parts of the roof which had been ripped down.