Meaning of court

court

Pronunciation: (kôrt, kōrt), [key]
—v.t.
  1. to try to win the favor, preference, or goodwill of: to court the rich.
  2. to seek the affections of; woo.
  3. (of animals) to attempt to attract (a mate) by engaging in certain species-specific behaviors.
  4. to attempt to gain (applause, favor, a decision, etc.).
  5. to hold out inducements to; invite.
  6. to act in such a manner as to cause, lead to, or provoke: to court disaster by reckless driving.
—v.i.
  1. to seek another's love; woo.
  2. (of animals) to engage in certain species-specific behaviors in order to attract individuals of the opposite sex for mating.

Court

Pronunciation: (kôrt, kōrt), [key]
  1. born 1942, Australian tennis player.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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