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 Spainplaza, patio; in Italypiazza; cloister, arcade; South Africanlapa
informal quad

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