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court·ship

 (kôrt′shĭp′)
n.
1. The act, process, or period of courting.
2. Zoology Specialized behavior in animals that leads to or initiates mating.

courtship

(ˈkɔːtʃɪp)
n
1. the act, period, or art of seeking the love of someone with intent to marry
2. the seeking or soliciting of favours
3. obsolete courtly behaviour

court•ship

(ˈkɔrt ʃɪp, ˈkoʊrt-)

n.
the act, process, or period of courting.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.courtship - a man's courting of a womancourtship - a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"
appeal, entreaty, prayer - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
bundling - a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing

courtship

noun wooing, courting, suit, romance, pursuit, engagement, keeping company After a short courtship, she accepted his marriage proposal.

courtship

noun
Romantic attentions:
address (often used in plural), suit.
Translations
تودُّد، مُغازلّـه
dvořenínámluvy
bejlen
udvarlás
biîlun
dvorenie
kur yapma

courtship

[ˈkɔːtʃɪp] N (= act) → cortejo m; (= period) → noviazgo m

courtship

n (dated)(Braut)werbung f (dated)(of um); during their courtshipwährend er um sie warb or freite (dated)

courtship

[ˈkɔːtʃɪp] ncorteggiamento

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.