from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An attendant at a sovereign's court.
- n. One who seeks favor, especially by insincere flattery or obsequious behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person in attendance at a royal court.
- n. A person who flatters in order to seek favour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who is in attendance at the court of a prince; one who has an appointment at court.
- n. One who courts or solicits favor; one who flatters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who attends or frequents the court of a sovereign or other high dignitary.
- n. One who courts or solicits the favor of another; one who possesses the art of gaining favor by address and complaisance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an attendant at the court of a sovereign
Middle English courteour, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French cortoier, to be at a royal court, from cort, court; see court.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)