Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, a small court inclosed by the divisions or appurtenances of a building.
  • noun Any area, court, or courtyard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling house or other large and stately building.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun architecture An internal courtyard, surrounded by walls but open to the sky

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