- The definition of a motor court is a motel.
An example of a motor court is an inexpensive place where people stay while on vacation.
Variant of court
- an uncovered space wholly or partly surrounded by buildings or walls; courtyard
- a special section or area of a building, as a museum, somewhat like such a space but roofed, as with a skylight
- a short street, often closed at one end
- a specially prepared space, usually quadrangular and often enclosed and roofed, for playing any of several games, as basketball, handball, tennis, or squash
- any of the divisions of such a space
- a mansion or manor with a large, uncovered entrance area: now used only in proper names: Hampton Court
- ☆ a motelin full motor court
- the palace of a sovereign
- the family, advisors, and attendants of a sovereign, considered as a group
- a sovereign together with councilors, ministers, etc. as a governing body
- any formal gathering, reception, etc. held by a sovereign
- respectful or flattering attention paid to someone in order to get something
- courtship; wooing
- Brit. the board of directors of a corporation
- a person or persons appointed to try law cases, make investigations, etc.; judge or judges; law court
- a building or hall where trials are held, official investigations made, etc.
- a judicial assembly, whether civil, ecclesiastical, or military; also, a regular session of such an assembly
Origin: Old French ; from Vulgar Latin curtis ; from Classical Latin cohors (gen. cohortis), enclosed place: see cohort
- to pay respectful or flattering attention to (a person) in order to get something
- to try to get the love of; seek as a mate; woo
- to try to get; seek: to court success
- to make oneself open or liable to: to court insults
- courter noun
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