HyperDic: courtier

English > 1 sense of the word courtier:
NOUNperson courtieran attendant at the court of a sovereign
courtier > pronunciation
Soundskao'rtiyer
Rhymesanterior ... worrier: 48 rhymes with iyer...
English > courtier: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningAn attendant at the court of a sovereign.
InstancesDamoclesThe Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)
Du Barry, Comtesse Du Barry, Marie Jeanne Becucourtier and influential mistress of Louis XV who was guillotined during the French Revolution (1743-1793)
Raleigh, Walter Raleigh, Sir Walter Raleigh, Ralegh, Walter Ralegh, Sir Walter RaleghEnglish courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia
Suckling, Sir John SucklingEnglish poet and courtier (1609-1642)
Broaderattendant, attender, tendersomeone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Spanisháulico, cortesano, palaciego
Catalanàulic, cortesà

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