American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An open space surrounded by walls or buildings, adjoining or within a building such as a large house or housing complex.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A court or an inclosure about a house or adjacent to it.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A court or inclosure attached to a house.
- n. an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
- court + yard (Wiktionary)
“José went off to the mules, and Bertie descended the ladder, and strolled round what they called the courtyard, looking for eggs among the rocks and in the tufts of grass growing higher up.”
“This courtyard is just outside the main precincts of my college, tucked away behind the old school of divinity and in the midst of a maze of buildings.”
“The courtyard is beautiful with nice sitting areas to relax.”
“A wood-clad service core contains the kitchen and powder room that is reminiscent of a shipping crate as it separates the courtyard from the entry.”
“Dr. Mid-Nite is behind and to the right of Black Canary, but he (and Firestorm) must have moved into this bright courtyard from the shadowy ruins on page 1.”
“The New York Times reported on the January 2008 explosion: "The courtyard was a scene of devastation, strewn with medieval mud brick and modern cinder block, shattered alike by the explosion that killed six American soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter.”
“Corbis The most elegant feature of the courtyard is the Gothic colonnade, or loggia, designed as an entrance to the great hall and graced by beautiful peaked vaults, which race upward as daringly now as when they were built in the late 13th century.”
“A friend of mine is doing that -- she just rented two rooms in a courtyard, which is exciting.”
“She thought the Mercedes parked in the courtyard was a 450 SL, because her father had one like it, although his was pretty old now and this one looked brand-new.”
“Mr. Maltzan set up the units in a U-shape surrounding a second-floor courtyard, which is lined with meeting rooms, eating areas and gathering spaces.”
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