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courtyard

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noun court·yard \ˈkȯrt-ˌyärd\

Simple Definition of courtyard

  • : an open space that is surrounded completely or partly by a building or group of buildings

Full Definition of courtyard

  1. :  a court or enclosure adjacent to a building (as a house or palace)


COURTYARD Defined for Kids

courtyard

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noun court·yard \ˈkȯrt-ˌyärd\

Definition of courtyard

  1. :  1court 7





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