Part of speech: noun

An enclosed yard adjoining or within a building.

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Usage examples "courtyard":

  1. Now he gazed for a moment full keenly at the face of Cedric, then turned and hurried to the courtyard to give orders for the morrow’ s journey. - "Cedric, the Forester", Bernard Gay Marshall.
  2. In the courtyard itself were other human forms, all still and silent. - "The Sleeping Beauty", C. S. Evans.
  3. We turned and walked slowly back to the hall, and there just entering from the courtyard was Inspector Aylesbury. - "Bat Wing", Sax Rohmer.