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Court vs. Alley

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Courtnoun

An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.

‘The girls were playing in the court.’;

Alleynoun

A narrow street or passageway, especially one through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings.

‘The parking lot to my friend's apartment building is in the alley.’;

Courtnoun

A street with no outlet, a cul-de-sac.

Alleynoun

(baseball) The area between the outfielders.

‘He hit one deep into the alley.’;

Courtnoun

(social) Royal society.

Alleynoun

(bowling) An establishment where bowling is played.

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Courtnoun

The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.

‘The noblemen visited the queen in her court.’;

Alleynoun

(tennis) The extra area between the sidelines or tramlines on a tennis court that is used for doubles matches.

Courtnoun

The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.

‘The queen and her court traveled to the city to welcome back the soldiers.’;

Alleynoun

A walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes.

Courtnoun

Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign.

Alleynoun

A passageway between rows of pews in a church.

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Courtnoun

Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

Alleynoun

(perspective drawing) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.

Courtnoun

(law) The administration of law.

Alleynoun

The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.

Courtnoun

The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

‘Many famous criminals have been put on trial in this court.’;

Alleynoun

A glass marble or taw.

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Courtnoun

The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of cases.

‘The court started proceedings at 11 o'clock.’;

Alleynoun

A narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes; a bordered way.

‘I know each lane and every alley green.’;

Courtnoun

A tribunal established for the administration of justice.

Alleynoun

A narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street.

Courtnoun

The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.

Alleynoun

A passageway between rows of pews in a church.

Courtnoun

The session of a judicial assembly.

‘The court is now in session.’;

Alleynoun

Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.

Courtnoun

Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

Alleynoun

The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.

Courtnoun

(sports) A place arranged for playing the games of tennis, basketball, squash, badminton, volleyball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

‘The local sports club has six tennis courts and two squash courts.’; ‘The shuttlecock landed outside the court.’;

Alleynoun

A choice taw or marble.

Courtverb

(transitive) To seek to achieve or win.

‘He was courting big new accounts that previous salesman had not attempted.’;

Alleynoun

a narrow street with walls on both sides

Courtverb

(transitive) To risk (a consequence, usually negative).

‘He courted controversy with his frank speeches.’;

Alleynoun

a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins

Courtverb

(transitive) To try to win a commitment to marry from.

Alley

An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane, path, or passageway, often reserved for pedestrians, which usually runs between, behind, or within buildings in the older parts of towns and cities. It is also a rear access or service road (back lane), or a path, walk, or avenue (French allée) in a park or garden.A covered alley or passageway, often with shops, may be called an arcade.

Courtverb

(transitive) To engage in behavior leading to mating.

‘The bird was courting by making an elaborate dance.’;

Courtverb

(transitive) To attempt to attract.

Courtverb

(transitive) To attempt to gain alliance with.

Courtverb

(intransitive) To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections.

‘She's had a few beaus come courting.’;

Courtverb

(intransitive) To engage in courtship behavior.

‘In this season, you can see many animals courting.’;

Courtverb

(transitive) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.

Courtnoun

An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.

‘The courts of the house of our God.’; ‘And round the cool green courts there ran a rowOf cloisters.’; ‘Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court.’;

Courtnoun

The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or other dignitary; a palace.

‘Attends the emperor in his royal court.’; ‘This our court, infected with their manners,Shows like a riotous inn.’;

Courtnoun

The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.

‘My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you.’; ‘Love rules the court, the camp, the grove.’;

Courtnoun

Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.

‘The princesses held their court within the fortress.’;

Courtnoun

Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

‘No solace could her paramour intreatHer once to show, ne court, nor dalliance.’; ‘I went to make my court to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle.’;

Courtnoun

The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

‘Most heartily I do beseech the courtTo give the judgment.’;

Courtnoun

The session of a judicial assembly.

Courtnoun

Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

Courtnoun

A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

Courtverb

To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.

‘By one person, hovever, Portland was still assiduously courted.’;

Courtverb

To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.

‘If either of you both love Katharina . . . Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.’;

Courtverb

To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.

‘They might almost seem to have courted the crown of martyrdom.’; ‘Guilt and misery . . . court privacy and solitude.’;

Courtverb

To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.

‘A well-worn pathway courted usTo one green wicket in a privet hedge.’;

Courtverb

To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.

Courtnoun

an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

Courtnoun

the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state

Courtnoun

a specially marked area within which a game is played;

‘players had to reserve a court in advance’;

Courtnoun

a room in which a law court sits;

‘television cameras were admitted in the courtroom’;

Courtnoun

a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings;

‘the house was built around an inner court’;

Courtnoun

the residence of a sovereign or nobleman;

‘the king will visit the duke's court’;

Courtnoun

the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince

Courtnoun

a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area

Courtnoun

Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)

Courtnoun

respectful deference;

‘pay court to the emperor’;

Courtverb

make amorous advances towards;

‘John is courting Mary’;

Courtverb

seek someone's favor;

‘China is wooing Russia’;

Courtverb

engage in social activities leading to marriage;

‘We were courting for over ten years’;

Court

A court is any person or institution, often as a government institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all people have an ability to bring their claims before a court.

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