courtyard


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courtyard

an open area of ground surrounded by walls or buildings; court

Courtyard

An open area within the confines of other structures, sometimes as a semipublic space.

courtyard

An open area that is partially or fully enclosed by one or more buildings and/or by walls. Courtyards that are enclosed or partially enclosed by walls are sometimes referred to as patios. Also see placita.
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Lorry looked out again, and the sun was red on the courtyard. But, the lesser grindstone stood alone there in the calm morning air, with a red upon it that the sun had never given, and would never take away.
ISLAMABAD -- A project to add more than 3,000 meters square of courtyard space near to the Grand Mosque in Makkah was almost completed.
JLL announced that the sale of a hotel portfolio consisting of five Courtyard by Marriott hotels totaling 731 rooms in San Antonio, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Concealed behind this average-looking threshold is a distinctly unusual open courtyard, a world away from its suburbanBirkenheadsetting.
Fagite and the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Ondo State government, Mr Micheal Adeyeye, who conducted Nigerian Tribune round the old palace, said the palace is as old as the town and disclosed that the palace has about 18 different courtyards with each courtyard having its importance and significance to Akure people.
Courtyard by Marriott has announced it expects to further grow its European footprint of 63 hotels by almost 50% over the next two years.
Marriott International has announced the opening of a Courtyard by Marriott in Dubai's prominent residential and business area of Al Barsha.
And this year, Iloilo City has given us another reason to go back with the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, a world renowned hotel brand under the Marriott International team.
5th Street Cafe at Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi introduced their new tantalizing summer menu unveiling an exquisite mix of appetizers, perfect for the season.
The whole city of Iloilo had a fiesta last week as it celebrated the opening of the new Courtyard by Marriott, the first in the Philippines and the first international hotel in Western Visayas.
Located beside the Iloilo Convention Center, Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo is 30 minutes away from the new Iloilo International Airport, and sits in the middle of Megaworld's Iloilo Business Park.