Court (disambiguation)

Court (disambiguation)


Court is an English word known since 1175, from Old French curt, from Latin cohors ("enclosed yard," and by extension, perhaps associated with curia "sovereign's assembly", those assembled in the yard; company, cohort, from com- "together" + stem hort- related to hortus "garden, plot of ground", which can mean:


  • Courtyard or quadrangle, architectural features, with the latter term usually used at colleges or university campuses
  • Cul-de-sac in American English and Australian English.
  • A defined playing area, with a prepared surface, for a game or sport, usually with solid boundaries (as opposed to a field); major examples include: tennis court, basketball court and volleyball court


  • A court of law.
  • A courtroom, in which a court of law carries out its business.


  • Royal or noble court, the retinue and larger household and entourage of a monarch, prince of the church, or a high noble (for example: Court of St. James's)
  • A social group of animals, notably kangaroos
  • Court as a verb means to seek out or solicit the affections of someone (see courtship).
  • Food court

As a person's name

As a specific place

As a firm

  • Courts, a store chain in the Caribbean owned by Unicomer Group
  • Courts plc A once famous UK Furniture Retailer
  • Court Line A frill-free charter airline (before Easy Jet)

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