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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

obsolete form of court.


Cort is the name of several people:

  • Cornelis Cort (1536–1578), Dutch engraver
  • Henry Cort (1740–1800), English ironmaster
  • Frans de Cort (1834–1878), Flemish writer
  • Hendrik Frans de Cort (1742-1810), Flemish landscape painter
  • John Cort (impresario) (1861–1929), American impresario
  • John Cort (1913–2006), longtime Christian socialist writer and activist
  • Bud Cort (born 1948), American actor
  • Barry Cort (born 1956), American baseball player
  • Carl Cort (born 1977), English footballer
  • Leon Cort (born 1979), English footballer
  • Liam Cort (born 1989), English basketball player

Cort can also refer to:

  • CORT (Cortistatin), human gene
  • Cortisol, hormone commonly abbreviated as cort
  • Cortinarius, a genus of mushrooms
  • Cort Guitars, guitar manufacturer based in South Korea
  • Cort v. Ash, 1975 case in the United States Supreme Court
  • Cort, a fictional character in the Stephen King Universe.

Usage examples of "cort".

Cort leans his elbows on the windowsill and squints out across the yard toward the curve of Bell Road, and on upward to the shadowy rim of the bluffs beyond.

Cort blusters into the kitchen from outside, shaking the snow off his shoulders, and stomping it out of his boots.

Tylor states that he was informed by the son of Richard Reynolds that the wrought iron made at Coalbrookdale by the Cranege process "was very good, quite tough, and broke with a long, bright, fibrous fracture: that made by Cort afterwards was quite different.

After the lapse of seventy-eight years, the language employed by Cort continues on the whole a faithful description of the processes still practised: the same methods of manufacturing bar from cast-iron, and of puddling, piling, welding, and working the bar-iron through grooved rollers— all are nearly identical with the methods of manufacture perfected by Henry Cort in 1784.

Cort, who had a little mill at Fontley in Hampshire: I have thus acquainted you with my method, by which I am now making more than ten thousand tons of bar-iron per annum.

The merits of the invention seem to have been generally conceded, and numerous contracts for licences were entered into with Cort and his partner by the manufacturers of bar-iron throughout the country.

In course of time he found it necessary to erect new furnaces, and, having adopted the processes invented by Henry Cort, he was thereby enabled greatly to increase the production of his forges, until in 1812 we find him stating to a committee of the House of Commons that he was making ten thousand tons of bar-iron yearly, or an average produce of two hundred tons a week.

Cords were strung about the cauldron, over which were draped nightshade, hemlock, rhododendron, savin, bark of the yew tree, and numerous mushrooms, such as death cap and spotted cort, all of which Eragon recognized from Oromis’.

Just don't drop the soap in the showers when Cort Strasser's anywhere close.

Being telepaths, Betazoids rarely paid attention to how humanoids looked, as they were more concerned with more thoughtful matters, so the fact that Cort Enaren took note of her outfit made Esperanza feel a little better about having to wear the outdated clothing.

Cort has, as you observe, been most illiberally treated by the trade: they are ignorant brutes.

Had the estate been properly handled, and the patent rights due under the contracts made by the ironmasters with Cort been duly levied, there is little reason to doubt that the whole of the debt owing to the Government would have been paid in the course of a few years.

And while the great ironmasters, by freely availing themselves of his inventions, have been adding estate to estate, the only estate secured by Henry Cort was the little domain of six feet by two in which he lies interred in Hampstead Churchyard.

Cort had taught them that every gun is ultimately ruled by Old Man Splitfoot, and a cartridge which misfires once may not do so a second time).