the place where legal trials take place and where crimes, etc. are judged
民事 / 刑事法庭
the civil/criminal courts
Her lawyer made a statement outside the court.
She will appear in court tomorrow.
They took their landlord to court for breaking the contract.
The case took five years to come to court (= to be heard by the court) .
There wasn't enough evidence to bring the case to court (= start a trial) .
He won the court case and was awarded damages.
She can't pay her tax and is facing court action .
The case was settled out of court (= a decision was reached without a trial) .
the people in a court , especially those who make the decisions, such as the judge and jury
Please tell the court what happened.
a place where games such as tennis are played
网球 / 壁球 / 羽毛球场
a tennis/squash/badminton court
He won after only 52 minutes on court .
the official place where kings and queens live
the court of Queen Victoria
the king or queen, their family, and the people who work for them and/or give advice to them
used in the names of blocks of flats or apartment buildings, or of some short streets; (in Britain) used in the name of some large houses
a large open section of a building, often with a glass roof
the food court at the shopping mall
to entertain people by telling them interesting or funny things
to say that sth is completely wrong or not worth considering, especially in a trial
The charges were thrown out of court.
Well that's my theory ruled out of court.
it is your/sb's responsibility to take action next
They've offered me the job, so the ball's in my court now.
to completely reject an idea, a story, etc. that you think is not worth taking seriously at all
to treat sb with great respect in order to gain favour with them
try to please
to try to please sb in order to get sth you want, especially the support of a person, an organization, etc.
Both candidates have spent the last month courting the media.
try to get
to try to obtain sth
He has never courted popularity.
invite sth bad
to do sth that might result in sth unpleasant happening
招致危险 / 死亡 / 灾难
to court danger/death/disaster
As a politician he has often courted controversy.
if a man courts a woman, he spends time with her and tries to make her love him, so that they can get married
of a man and a woman
to have a romantic relationship before getting married
At that time they had been courting for several years.
以上各词均可指法庭或法院。court和（正式说法）court of law通常指法庭、审判室，courtroom亦用于此义。law court（英国英语）多指法院这座建筑物：
All these words can be used to refer to a place where legal trials take place. Court and ( formal ) court of law usually refer to the actual room where cases are judged. Courtroom is also used for this. Law court ( BrE ) is more often used to refer to the building.
The prison is opposite the law court.
Courthouse is used for this in NAmE .