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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Court  \Court\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Courted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Courting}.] 
  1.  To  endeavor  to  gain  the  favor  of  by  attention  or  flattery; 
  to  try  to  ingratiate  one's  self  with 
 
  By  one  person,  hovever,  Portland  was  still 
  assiduously  courted.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  endeavor  to  gain  the  affections  of  to  seek  in 
  marriage;  to  woo. 
 
  If  either  of  you  both  love  Katharina  .  .  .  leave 
  shall  you  have  to  court  her  at  your  pleasure. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  attempt  to  gain;  to  solicit;  to  seek. 
 
  They  might  almost  seem  to  have  courted  the  crown  of 
  martyrdem.  --Prescott. 
 
  Guilt  and  misery  .  .  .  court  privacy  and  silitude. 
  --De  Quincey. 
 
  4.  To  invite  by  attractions;  to  allure;  to  attract. 
 
  A  well-worn  pathway  courted  us  To  one  green  wicket 
  in  a  privet  hedge.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  courting 
  n  :  a  man's  courting  of  a  woman;  seeking  the  affections  of  a 
  woman  (usually  with  the  hope  of  marriage);  "its  was  a 
  brief  and  intense  courtship"  [syn:  {courtship},  {wooing}, 
  {suit}] 




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