Definition of courtship
: the act, process, or period of courting
Examples of courtship in a sentence
They had a two-year courtship before marrying.
The male of the species often displays aggression during courtship.
the President's courtship of middle-class voters
First Known Use of courtship
COURTSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of courtship for English Language Learners
: the activities that occur when people are developing a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage or the period of time when such activities occur
: the behavior of animals that leads to sexual activity or the period of time when such behavior occurs
: an attempt to convince someone to support you or to choose you or your organization
COURTSHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of courtship for Students
: the act of seeking the love or companionship of someone
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