forecourt

noun
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

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Two dedicated workers have been cleaning the toxic lead dust from the forecourt for weeks, and up to 148 more have been cleaning inside and outside the edifice as well as restoring it, according to Finot. Fox News, "US donors have been footing Notre Dame work bills instead of French tycoons," 15 June 2019 For weeks, workers have been cleaning the toxic lead dust from its forecourt and working to restore the edifice. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Billionaires Who Pledged to Rebuild Notre Dame Haven’t Paid a Cent," 18 June 2019 Summerfest will have a new pizza vendor, Pizza Man, in the forecourt to the amphitheater. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What families need to know about Summerfest, from free stuff for kids to how to bring in diapers," 17 June 2019 Two dedicated workers have been cleaning the toxic lead dust from the forecourt for weeks, and up to 148 more have been cleaning inside and outside the edifice as well as restoring it, according to Finot. Fox News, "US donors have been footing Notre Dame work bills instead of French tycoons," 15 June 2019 Two dedicated workers have been cleaning the toxic lead dust from the forecourt for weeks, and up to 148 more have been cleaning inside and outside the edifice as well as restoring it, according to Finot. Thomas Adamson, BostonGlobe.com, "French tycoons stall on Notre-Dame restoration donations," 14 June 2019 Two dedicated workers have been cleaning the toxic lead dust from the forecourt for weeks, and up to 148 more have been cleaning inside and outside the edifice as well as restoring it, according to Finot. Washington Post, "US donors, not French tycoons, foot Notre Dame works bills," 14 June 2019 Two dedicated workers have been cleaning the toxic lead dust from the forecourt for weeks, and up to 148 more have been cleaning inside and outside the edifice as well as restoring it, according to Finot. Thomas Adamson, chicagotribune.com, "Who's paying for repair work at Notre Dame Cathedral? French billionaires? Nope, so far it's mostly U.S. donors.," 14 June 2019 Like in 2014 when Modi took the oath for his first term, the ceremony was held in the spacious forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan—a break from the tradition of his predecessors, most of whom took their oath indoors. Kuwar Singh, Quartz India, "Narendra Modi begins his second term as India’s prime minister," 30 May 2019

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First Known Use of forecourt

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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forecourt

noun

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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