from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A courtyard in front of a building.
- n. Sports The part of a court nearest the net or wall, as in tennis or handball.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The area in front of a petrol station where the petrol pumps are situated.
- n. Any open area in front of a building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The front or first court in a series of courts or courtyards; the court or inclosed space in front of a building.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings
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My big problem with it was what to call it because you can also buy them in the U.K. in what we call garage forecourts--where you go to a gas station and fill up is called a forecourt in the U.K.--and you can buy these roses there as well.
I’m sure the garage forecourt is ** VERY** sorry and won’t do it again, but it didn’t want to speak to me. on February 14, 2007 at 3: 19 pm | Reply Joe Public
The forecourt was a place of water (the lavar) and fire (the altar).
The petrol station - now no longer in operation, weeds pushing up through the forecourt was the first thing she passed after the ` Welcome to Banehall 'sign.
The location of the church (in the background) on the west side of the Lower Agora, which after the construction of the temple had become so to speak a forecourt of the shrine, as was the case with several other temples related to the emperor's cult.
In the forecourt was a royal seat of polished jasper, and in the middle of the platform was a basin of purest water that flashed like a mirror.
The forecourt was a good place for meeting friends, taking very small children to play, or just to get away from the rest of one's family.
Half way down the forecourt is the formal fountain of Ceres by Evelyn
Workers at the showroom say they get 'splattered like a dalmatian' if they stand about too long in the forecourt, which is right next to a waste transfer station where rubbish is taken before being sent to landfill sites.
Parked on the forecourt is the black Bentley saloon he collected in December bearing the identifying lettering hayemaker, Haye's ring nickname and his brand name.
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