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courtyard

noun court·yard \ˈkrt-ˌyärd\

: 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

  1. The apartment overlooks a courtyard.
  2. <a series of lunchtime concerts in the museum's open-air courtyard>

First Known Use of COURTYARD

1552
COURTYARD Defined for Kids

courtyard

noun court·yard \ˈkrt-ˌyärd\

Definition of COURTYARD for Kids

:  1court 7

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