Definitions for: Courtship

[n] a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"

Webster (1913) Definition: Court"ship (k?rt"sh?p), n.
1. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a
favor. --Swift.

2. The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to

This method of courtship, [by which] both sides are
prepared for all the matrimonial adventures that are
to follow. --Goldsmith.

3. Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy. [Obs.]

Trim gallants, full of courtship and of state.

4. Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a
court; court-craft; finesse. [Obs.]

She [the Queen] being composed of courtship and
Popery. --Fuller.

Synonyms: courting, suit, wooing

See Also: appeal, bundling, entreaty, prayer

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