courtyard courtyard  /ˈkɔr ˌtjɑrd/


  • (n) an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings


  1. Around the courtyard, the potential recruits, men of all ages, squat and stand.
  2. The night before the event, the location was e-mailed: the courtyard of a Koreatown apartment building.
  3. But the most stunning treasure is found on the top floor, where the open terrace looks down into the vast sandstone courtyard of the 17th century Badshahi mosque.


  1. Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront Revitalizes Property With Stunning New Enhancements and Addition of Oceanfront Tower

    Since 1940 the Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront, 3925 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Fla. formerly known as the "Cadillac Hotel," has graced the shores of Miami Beach providing guests with a stylish ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe to Undergo New Improvements

    Over the past several months, the Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe has been working diligently to renovate the hotel, which will be completed by July 2013. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Courtyard Armory Square Brings Contemporary Lodging to Downtown Syracuse This July

    New Downtown Syracuse hotels are accepting reservations for stays in July and beyond. The dual-branded Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott complex also will anchor Syracuse’s Connective Corridor, uniting Syracuse University and popular Armory Square. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. "On the night of June 3rd [1989], while sitting in the courtyard with my family, I heard intense gunfire," wrote Zhao, according to Reuters. "A tragedy to shock the world had not been averted."
    on May 14, 2009 By: Zhao Ziyang Source:

  2. "It was an odd and wonderful sight to see this courageous woman peering into our cells and strolling around our courtyard. She was the first and only woman ever to grace our cells," Mandela said in his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.
    on Jan 1, 2009 By: Nelson Mandela Source:

  3. "D'Iberville is a high-growth area and a great location for our new D'Iberville Courtyard by Marriott property," said Glenn Pedersen, president of Encore Hospitality. "We are excited to be a part of the economic revitalization in the...
    on Nov 3, 2009 By: Glenn Source: Reuters

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