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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.
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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
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court•ship

(ˈkɔrt ʃɪp, ˈkoʊrt-)

n.
the act, process, or period of courting.
[1580–90]
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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
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courtship

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

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

courtship

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

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

[ˈkɔːtʃɪp] ncorteggiamento
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
subobscura (Philip et al., 1944) and exchange of nutritional drops occurs during courtship ("courtship feeding", Steele, 1986), visual, olfactory and gustatory perception may be also important.
Courtship feeding and grappling of bills with clapping wings observed in the present study are similar to observations of Kannan & James (1997) for Great Hornbill.