Meaning of “courtyard” in the English Dictionary

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courtyardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔrtˌjɑrd, ˈkoʊrt-/

an area of flat ground outside and partly or completely surrounded by one or more buildings:

Entrance to the apartment building is through a central courtyard.

(Definition of “courtyard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)