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Treasured vs Courted - What's the difference?

treasured | courted |

As verbs the difference between treasured and courted

is that treasured is past tense of treasure while courted is past tense of court.

As an adjective treasured

is valued (especially having a personal value.




  • (treasure)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • valued (especially having a personal value)
  • courted



  • (court)

  • court



    (en noun)
  • An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
  • * (1809-1892)
  • And round the cool green courts there ran a row / Of cloisters.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court .
  • # A street with no outlet, a cul-de-sac.
  • (label) Royal society.
  • # The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • This our court , infected with their manners, / Shows like a riotous inn.
  • # The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you.
  • #* Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • Love rules the court , the camp, the grove.
  • # Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign.
  • #* (1800-1859)
  • The princesses held their court within the fortress.
  • Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  • * (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • No solace could her paramour entreat / Her once to show, ne court , nor dalliance.
  • * (John Evelyn) (1620-1706)
  • I went to make my court to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle.
  • (label) The administration of law.
  • # The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  • # The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
  • #* {{quote-news, date=21 August 2012, first=Ed, last=Pilkington, newspaper=The Guardian
  • , title= Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die? , passage=Next month, Clemons will be brought before a court presided over by a "special master", who will review the case one last time. The hearing will be unprecedented in its remit, but at its core will be a simple issue: should Reggie Clemons live or die?}}
  • # A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  • # The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  • # The session of a judicial assembly.
  • # Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  • (label) A place arranged for playing the games of tennis, basketball, squash, badminton, volleyball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=5 , passage=By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts' and the subsidiary ' courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.}}

    Derived terms

    * contempt of court * court case * court fight * court jester * courtroom * hold court * in court * out-of-court


    (en verb)
  • To seek to achieve or win.
  • He was courting big new accounts that previous salesman had not attempted.
  • * Prescott
  • They might almost seem to have courted the crown of martyrdom.
  • * De Quincey
  • Guilt and misery court privacy and solitude.
  • To risk (a consequence, usually negative).
  • He courted controversy with his frank speeches.
  • To try to win a commitment to marry from.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If either of you both love Katharina / Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.
  • To engage in behavior leading to mating.
  • The bird was courting by making an elaborate dance.
  • To attempt to attract.
  • * Macaulay
  • By one person, hovever, Portland was still assiduously courted .
  • To attempt to gain alliance with.
  • To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections.
  • She's had a few beaus come courting .
  • To engage in courtship behavior.
  • In this season, you can see many animals courting .
  • To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
  • * Tennyson
  • A well-worn pathway courted us / To one green wicket in a privet hedge.