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
COURTYARD Defined for English Language Learners
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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