from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An internal courtyard, surrounded by walls but open to the sky
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling house or other large and stately building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a small court inclosed by the divisions or appurtenances of a building.
- n. Any area, court, or courtyard.