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Courtesy meaning

courtesy - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness.
  2. 2. An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness.
  3. 3. Favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a title given one by courtesy.
  4. 4. An act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women, consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body, with bending of the knees.
  5. 5. To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. ( with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes.
  6. 6. To treat with civility.
  7. 7. A gesture of salutation made by women.
  8. 8. Elegance or politeness of manner; civility.
  9. 9. To make a courtesy.

courtesy - examples of usage

  1. It has no part in the small change of courtesy. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  2. But he quickened his pace, and Rosalind was sorry that a sort of courtesy towards him stood in her way. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. I thought it best to accept their courtesy. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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