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 Dictionary entry overview: What does courtier mean? 

  The noun COURTIER has 1 sense:

1. an attendant at the court of a sovereign

  Familiarity information: COURTIER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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An attendant at the court of a sovereign

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("courtier" is a kind of...):

attendant; attender; tender (someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another)

Instance hyponyms:

Damocles (the 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))

Comtesse Du Barry; Du Barry; Marie Jeanne Becu (courtier and influential mistress of Louis XV who was guillotined during the French Revolution (1743-1793))

Ralegh; Raleigh; Sir Walter Ralegh; Sir Walter Raleigh; Walter Ralegh; Walter Raleigh (English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618))

Sir John Suckling; Suckling (English poet and courtier (1609-1642))

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