Definition of courtyard
: a court or enclosure adjacent to a building (such 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
Recent Examples of courtyard from the Web
A large archway leads into an interior courtyard with four entrances into the complex, which has 69 apartments: 38 one-bedrooms, 17 two-bedrooms, eight three-bedrooms and six four-bedrooms.
Garlands of white baby’s breath flowers were woven into hair, trailed in long bouquets grazing the ground, or held underneath arm clasps of models, who walked slowly around the courtyard as though caught in a trace.
Cooper & Kings, outdoor courtyard, 1121 E. Washington St.
The courtyard mural of the praying woman by Else Oner predates the gallery.
In Moscow, some of the detainees had to spend the night on benches in a police courtyard because there was no room for them inside the precinct.
The full-production winery will take over a 7,000-square-foot warehouse on Wazee St. that just so happens to have a nice outdoor patio and a courtyard perfect for lawn games.
Rather, the staff set up nightly suppers in the house’s traditional courtyard, on the poolside veranda, or in one of five living rooms.
The couple has also purchased back lots on several properties to create parking in the rear and leave street front for courtyards and dining areas.
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First Known Use of courtyard
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Definition of courtyard for English Language Learners
: an open space that is surrounded completely or partly by a building or group of buildings
COURTYARD Defined for Kids
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