fore·​court | \ ˈfȯr-ˌkȯrt How to pronounce forecourt (audio) \

Definition of forecourt

1 : an open court in front of a building
2 : the area near the net in a court game

Examples of forecourt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That was the nearest that Moore would get to the immortality of the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 Set in the forecourt of London’s Somerset House, I was particularly drawn towards the Global Goals Pavilion with its Forest for Change. Nel-olivia Waga, Forbes, 23 June 2021 But Humphries recovered, pushed it back to rookie point guard Steve Henson, who dribbled back into the forecourt and found Humphries open for the hoop. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2021 Bonfire Annie is in the forecourt, holding up a fireball to illuminate all the other touched people who heard Mary’s song and came to this place. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 25 Apr. 2021 His final engagement was on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 9 Apr. 2021 The Chinese, now known as the TCL Chinese, is a Hollywood icon, home to countless movie premieres and the famed forecourt where stars have immortalized their hands and footprints in cement. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 18 Mar. 2021 Its geometry is intriguing: Deep notches are cut all along its perimeter, opening it up to the street and prefacing each of its five public entrances with its own elegant forecourt. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 14 Dec. 2020 TCL Chinese Theatre has barricaded off its famous forecourt handprints and footprints and is charging $5 a pop for a viewing, a few people at a time. Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of forecourt

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Forecourt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of forecourt

: the area near the net in tennis
chiefly British : a large, flat, open area in front of a building

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