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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 7 August 2017: Egyptian actor Tamer Hosny headed to Los Angelos, USA, on Sunday, August 7, to have his handprint and footprint permanently engraved on the Forecourt of the Stars at Hollywood's iconic Chinese Theatre, which will occur on August 9.
FLINT Service Station, the Gulf-branded petrol forecourt on Northop Road, has celebrated its 50th year in style after being crowned champion at the coveted 2016 SuperStation Awards.
Besides Delhi Police, female staff of various airlines has also raised questions over the plan as they have to walk during odd hours to board the cabs as the drivers are now refusing pick and drop services at the forecourt to avoid paying the entry fee.
NASDAQ: OTIV), has recently entered into a global agreement with Wayne, A GE Business (NYSE: GE) and global innovator of fuel dispensers and forecourt technologies, to supply OTI's EasyFuel Plus Automatic Vehicle Identification components for the Wayne Fusion(TM) forecourt systems that will be sold around the world.
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.