[ US /ˈkɔɹtˌjɑɹd/ ]
[ UK /kˈɔːtjɑːd/ ]
  1. an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
    the house was built around an inner court
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How To Use courtyard In A Sentence

  • A half-timbered family hotel with rooms off a creaky wooden balcony running round two sides of a courtyard.
  • Thousands of people can live in a hutong which is made up of hundreds of quadrangular courtyards each surrounded by four homes.
  • Then she went to the window and threw it open, looking down with despair at the six-storey drop to the courtyard below. TREASON KEEP
  • He spends his eight weeks of rehabilitation watching the lives across the courtyard behind his Greenwich Village apartment.
  • Gunmen also torched a van parked in the courtyard, as well as a large toolshed.
  • The main focus for improvement was the school's internal courtyard, a new sandpit with cover, a revamped pond changed into a herb garden and the creation of play and quiet areas.
  • She took a long drink of water, swallowing it slowly as she looked around the courtyard.
  • Baths were taken in tubs and emptied after use on shrubs in the courtyard.
  • In the center of campus, wedged between the six outer buildings, was the Mason Courtyard, a large stone courtyard, filled with groves of magnolias and palmettos.
  • Minas knew everyone, having cadged dinners and so-called symposia out of most people who had a dining room or a courtyard that lay close to a good wine cellar. See Delphi and Die
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