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 ?
She did not hear him cross the courtyard beyond, nor see him pause in the archway that led from the subterranean path into the garden.
They strolled here and there about the courtyard, and Jurgis listened to them.
Mary was startled and sorry when she heard the big clock in the courtyard strike the hour of her midday dinner.
No human creature appeared in the neighborhood, and no sound was heard but the hoarse barking of a house-dog from an invisible courtyard.
The doorway of the staircase gives on the little courtyard close to the left here," pointing with his hand, "near to the window of my establishment.
Wickfield, to the scene of my future studies - a grave building in a courtyard, with a learned air about it that seemed very well suited to the stray rooks and jackdaws who came down from the Cathedral towers to walk with a clerkly bearing on the grass-plot - and was introduced to my new master, Doctor Strong.
Chaka was sitting in the little courtyard in front of his hut.
Following him in, they found that the house was a hollow square, enclosing a courtyard with a bath sunk in the middle, and a fountain in the centre of the bath.
To give an idea of the amount of water that was pumped up, I can tell the reader that it represented the area of the courtyard of the Louvre and a height half as deep again as the towers of Notre Dame.
A great roofless palace crowned the hill, and the marble of the courtyards and the fountains was split, and stained with red and green, and the very cobblestones in the courtyard where the king's elephants used to live had been thrust up and apart by grasses and young trees.
He passed through a magnificent courtyard and still saw no one, though he called aloud several times.
So she led him into a courtyard where stood a great boulder-stone.