[kawrt-ship, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrt ʃɪp, ˈkoʊrt-/
the wooing of one person by another.
the period during which such wooing takes place.
solicitation of favors, applause, etc.
Ethology. behavior in animals that occurs before and during mating, often including elaborate displays.
Obsolete. courtly behavior; courtesy; gallantry.
the act, period, or art of seeking the love of someone with intent to marry
the seeking or soliciting of favours
(obsolete) courtly behaviour
1570s, “behavior of a courtier,” from court (n.) + -ship. Meaning “paying court to a woman with intention of marriage” is from 1590s.
noun 1. a stereotyped pattern of behavior in animals that functions to attract and arouse a prospective mate.
noun, British. 1. 2 . noun 1. a low-cut shoe for women, having no laces or straps
[kawrt-sahyd, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌsaɪd, ˈkoʊrt-/ noun 1. (in sports) the area adjoining the official playing area of a , as in basketball, tennis, or volleyball.
noun 1. a variety of tennis played indoors on a specially constructed court having high cement walls off which the ball may be played, points being made chiefly by stroking the ball into any of three openings in the walls of the court. Compare (def 7), (def 7), . noun 1. the US term for […]