court
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court(
kawrt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (legal)
a. el tribunal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The court will decide who should pay for the expenses.El tribunal decidirá quién tendrá que pagar los gastos.
We might have to take this matter to court.Puede que tengamos que llevar este asunto ante un tribunal.
b. la corte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The Supreme Court will announce its decision this week.La Corte Suprema dará a conocer su decisión esta semana.
2. (entourage)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The king and his court went hunting foxes.El rey y su corte se fueron a la caza de zorros.
3. (sports)
a. la cancha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My apartment complex has a tennis court.Mi complejo residencial tiene una cancha de tenis.
b. la pista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Wimbledon is played on a grass court.Wimbledon se disputa en una pista de hierba.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to attract something)
a. buscarse
She is courting a financial disaster by investing without information about the market.Se está buscando un desastre financiero al invertir sin información sobre el mercado.
With those new taxes, the government is courting the wrath of the people.Con esos impuestos nuevos, el gobierno se está buscando la ira de la población.
5. (to woo, pursue romantically)
a. cortejar
The prince courted the maiden in this tale.Un príncipe cortejaba a la doncella en este cuento.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (archaic; to see each other romantically)
a. estar de novios
They have been courting for ages.Han estado de novios toda la vida.
b. noviar
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
You're too young to be courting!¡Eres demasiado joven para estar noviando!
c. pololear (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
How long will you court before you get married?¿Cuánto tiempo van a pololear antes de casarse?
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court
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (law)
a. el tribunal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to go to courtir a los tribunales or a juicio
to take somebody to courtllevar a alguien a juicio or a los tribunales
to settle a case out of courtarreglar una disputa sin acudir a los tribunales
court of appealtribunal de apelación
court of inquirycomisión de investigación
court of lawtribunal m
court appearancecomparecencia f en un juicio
2. (military)
a.
court martialconsejo de guerra
court orderorden judicial
3. (for tennis, basketball, squash)
a. la pista f, cancha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (royal)
a. la corte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (fig)
a.
she held court in the hotel bar, surrounded by a posse of journalistsentretuvo a un grupo de periodistas en el bar del hotel
court shoezapato de salón
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (old-fashioned)
a. cortejar (woo)
7. (seek; sb's friendship, favor)
a. intentar ganarse
8. (failure)
a. exponerse a
9. (death)
a. jugar con
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (old-fashioned)
a.
to be courtingcortejarse
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court [kɔːt]
noun
1 (Jur) tribunal (m); juzgado (m); corte (f); especially (LAm) (officers and/or public) tribunal (m)
he was brought before the court on a charge of theft fue procesado por robo; in open court en pleno tribunal; to rule sth out of court no admitir algo; to settle (a case) out of court llegar a un acuerdo las partes (sin ir a juicio); to take sb to court (over sth) llevar a algn a los tribunales or ante el tribunal (por algo)
2 (Tennis) pista (f); cancha (f)
hard/grass court pista (f) or cancha (f) dura/de hierba
3 (royal) (palace) palacio (m); (people) corte (f)
at court en la corte; to hold court dar audiencia; recibir en audiencia
4 (Archit) patio (m)
5
to pay court to hacer la corte a
transitive verb
1 [+woman] pretender or cortejar a
2 (seek) [+favour] intentar conseguir; [+death, disaster] buscar; exponerse a
to court favour with sb intentar congraciarse con algn
intransitive verb
ser novios
are you courting? ¿tienes novio?; they've been courting for three years llevan tres años de relaciones; a courting couple una pareja de novios
modifier
court action (n)
she was threatened with court action la amenazaron con llevarla a juicio; la amenazaron con presentar una demanda judicial contra ella
the court action could cost up to £100,000 American Airlines says it's considering court action against pilots for unofficial absences he has launched a High Court action to strip Mrs Rawle of her franchises
court card (n) especially (Britain) figura (f)
court circular (n) noticiario (m) de la corte
court of appeal (n) tribunal (m) de apelación
court of inquiry (n) comisión (f) de investigación
court of justice court of law (n) tribunal (m) de justicia
Court of Session (n) (Scot) Tribunal (m) Supremo de Escocia
court order (n) mandato (m) judicial
court shoe (n) (Britain) escarpín (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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