courting courting  /ˈkɔr tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Announcement was made by way of Paris that Tsar Boris of Bulgaria is about to make the annually projected courting tour of Europe in search of a bride.
  2. Some of them suggested that Barbara Baekeland, a social-climbing former model who gave her son smother love but no stability, had been courting her own death.
  3. And she's courting traditional retailers so people can buy new things, not just garage-sale-type stuff.

News

  1. Three Signs Republicans Haven't Learned Any Lessons From 2012

    To much acclaim, the Republican National Committee released its road map for reform in March, emphasizing that the path to success called for moderating the party's position on immigration, courting a more diverse set of officeholders, and building the GOP around pragmatic governors rather than polarizing members of Congress.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  2. Border security at issue in immigration bill

    Backers of far-reaching immigration legislation are turning their attention to courting support and counting votes after the Senate pushed the contentious bill over early procedural hurdles.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WFMJ Youngstown

  3. Attention turns to vote-counting on immigration

    Backers of far-reaching immigration legislation are turning their attention to courting support and counting votes after the Senate pushed the contentious bill over early procedural hurdles. Two votes ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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