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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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Translations

forecourt

[ˈfɔːkɔːt] (esp Brit) N (gen) → entrada f; [of hotel] → patio m (delantero), terraza f; [of petrol station] → patio m (delantero)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

forecourt

[ˈfɔːrkɔːrt] n [garage] → devant m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

forecourt

nVorhof m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

forecourt

[ˈfɔːˌkɔːt] n (of garage) → spiazzo; (of station) → piazzale m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
Advertisers are driving home their message to motorists by putting televisions showing commercials on petrol station forecourts.
The deal commences this month and secures the fuel supply across nearly 250 BP branded forecourts across the UK, including retention of all the former MRH sites.
The announcement came within hours of Asda and Sainsbury's making similar cuts to the price of fuel at their forecourts.
On 26 March, the average price for unleaded and diesel fuel on the 'big four' supermarket forecourts was 116.66p and 119.35p respectively.
So from June, drivers will be charged PS3 for five minutes on the forecourts of the terminals and train station, or PS4 for a maximum 10 minutes.