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Noun
/ˈkôrtˌSHip/,
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courtships, plural;
  1. A period during which a couple develop a romantic relationship, esp. with a view to marriage

  2. Behavior designed to persuade someone to marry one

  3. The behavior of male birds and other animals aimed at attracting a mate

  4. The process of attempting to win a person's favor or support
    • - the country's courtship of foreign investors

  1. 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"
  2. Courtship is the traditional dating period before engagement and marriage. During a courtship, a couple dates to get to know each other and decide if there will be an engagement. Usually courtship is a public affair, done in public and with family approval.
  3. Courtship display is a special, sometimes ritualised, set of behaviours which some animals perform as part of courtship. Courtship behaviours can include special calls, postures, and movements, and may involve special plumage, bright colours or other ornamentation. ...
  4. The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor; The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage; Courtliness; elegance of manners; courtesy; Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse
  5. consists of behaviors that help members of the same species identify and select potential mates. Sexual selection is an evolutionary mechanism in which some traits increase an individual's chance of mating and passing along its genetic information.
  6. Bad, bad, will be the fate of the woman who dreams of being courted. She will often think that now he will propose, but often she will be disappointed. Disappointments will follow illusory hopes and fleeting pleasures. For a man to dream of courting, implies that he is not worthy of a companion.
  7. All behavioral patterns leading to breeding or pair formation.
  8. Activities performed prior to actual mating. In Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, the male displays a noisy, aerobatic courtship flight that demonstrates his overall health to a prospective female.
  9. The behavior that various animals (usually males) utilize to attract a mate.
  10. The way two animals attract each other to mate.
  11. Behaviors animals go through to find a mate.
  12. An early stage in the breeding cycle, beginning with the male and female birds of a given species coming together, and ultimately leading to pair formation and copulation. In the Purple Martin, courtship begins when a male gives his advertising display to a prospective female. ...
  13. The way animals act in order to find mates..
  14. behavior that goes on prior to mating
  15. The pursuit or interest of one organism by another. It may include solicitation of favors or attention. In animals,it often occurs before mating. What are some courtship rituals humans have? Are they different from bird courtship?
  16. (Love's Labor Lost - 5.2.383)
  17. The male approaches the female from behind with his head bowed and penis extended. He will paw the ground behind her, depositing his scent with his toe glands.
  18. A publicly visible process with rules and restrictions through which young men and women find a partner to marry.