from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Law The enclosed area immediately surrounding a house or dwelling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the area immediately surrounding a house. Contains either no roof, or areas within the roof to see inside.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A yard, courtyard, or piece of ground, included within the fence surrounding a dwelling house.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the area of land occupied by a dwelling and its yard and outbuildings, and inclosed, or deemed as if inclosed, for their better use and enjoyment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the enclosed land around a house or other building
Middle English, from Old French courtillage, from courtil, diminutive of cort, court; see court.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French cortillage, curtillage, from cortil court, courtyard, Latin cortis court. See court. (Wiktionary)