What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[fawr-kawrt, fohr-kohrt] /ˈfɔrˌkɔrt, ˈfoʊrˌkoʊrt/
Tennis. the part of either half of a tennis court that lies between the net and the line that marks the inbounds limit of a service.
Compare backcourt (def 1).
a courtyard before the entrance to a building or group of buildings.
Origin of forecourt
1525-35; fore- + court Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for forecourt
  • Its largely unadorned forecourt is surfaced in gravel.
  • Either side of the forecourt, about ten metres apart, are two false burial chambers.
  • Instead, a rusty trawler lies on its side on the forecourt, which the workmen eye as though a mongrel dog.
  • The forecourt created may be used for vehicular drop-offs.
  • The forecourt itself is paved with golden-colored sandstone and holds containers of summer annuals.
  • forecourt: the facade is aligned close to the frontage line with a portion of it setback.
  • The resulting forecourt is suitable for gardens, vehicular drop offs, and utility off loading.
British Dictionary definitions for forecourt


a courtyard in front of a building, as one in a filling station
Also called front court. the front section of the court in tennis, badminton, etc, esp the area between the service line and the net
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for forecourt

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for forecourt

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with forecourt

Nearby words for forecourt