Simple Definition of courtyard
: an open space that is surrounded completely or partly by a building or group of buildings
Full Definition of courtyard
: a court or enclosure adjacent to a building (as a house or palace)
Examples of courtyard in a sentence
The apartment overlooks a courtyard.
<a series of lunchtime concerts in the museum's open-air courtyard>
First Known Use of courtyard
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