noun. ['ˈkɔrˌtʃɪp'] a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage).
- nonreligious person
- -ship (English)
- -sciepe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
- court (English)
- cort (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
Words that Rhyme with Courtship
Example sentences of the word courtship
This is a courtship ritual they engage in together in the wild.
2. Noun, singular or mass
On cloudy days, or during courtship, they may spend more hours up and about.
3. Verb, past participle
Turtles have courtship rituals, and the female will want to dig a nest to lay eggs.
Quotes containing the word courtship
1. It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
- Kahlil Gibran
2. Unless you stop him. Perhaps next we meet.""You'll be just as annoying?"I guessed.He fixed my with those warm brown eyes. "Or perhaps you could bring me up to speed on those modern courtship rituals."I sat there stunned until he gave me a glimpse of a smile-just enough to let me know he was teasing. Then he disappeared."Oh, very funny!"I yelled.
- Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid
3. Sex is not about reproduc-tion, gender is not about males and females, courtship is not aboutpersuasion, fashion is not about beauty, and love is not about affec-tion. Below the surface of every banality and cliche there lies irony,cynicism, and profundity.
- Matt Ridley, The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature