"courts" in the noun sense
1. court, tribunal, judicature
an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
2. court, courtroom
a room in which a lawcourt sits
"television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
3. court, royal court
the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played
"players had to reserve a court in advance"
5. Court, Margaret Court
Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)
6. court, royal court
the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
7. motor hotel, motor inn, motor lodge, tourist court, court
a hotel for motorists provides direct access from rooms to parking area
8. court, lawcourt, court of law, law court, court of justice
a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
the residence of a sovereign or nobleman
"the king will visit the duke's court"
10. court, courtyard
an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
"the house was built around an inner court"
11. court, homage
"pay court to the emperor"
"courts" in the verb sense
1. woo, court, romance, solicit
make amorous advances towards
"John is courting Mary"
2. woo, court
seek someone's favor
"China is wooing Russia"
engage in social activities leading to marriage
"We were courting for over ten years"
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