court n

early ME curt < L. cohort-em, court, crowd of attendants, retinue.

  1. Palace; king's residence; sovereign's domain; ruler's dwelling place; place where royalty meets with subjects; [fig.] kingdom of heaven; [metaphor] judgment bar.

court v

see court, n.

  1. Romance; solicit; pursue romantically; seek attention from; show oneself desirous of; attempt to gain the affections of; pay amorous attention to with an idea of a future marriage; [fig.] touch; relate to; interact with.