Definition of courtyard in English:


Line breaks: court|yard
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːtjɑːd


  • An unroofed area that is completely or partially enclosed by walls or buildings, typically one forming part of a castle or large house.
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    • The long thin office wings enclose two hermetic internal courtyards or patios.
    • In much of the country, traditional houses are rectangular and have courtyards enclosed by high walls.
    • Privacy is very important, and many homes and other buildings open into private courtyards with concrete walls.
    yard, court, quadrangle, square, close, enclosure, precinct; in Spain plaza, patio; in Italy piazza; cloister, arcade; South African lapa
    informal quad

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