Meaning of courtesy of in English:

courtesy of


  • 1Given or allowed by.

    ‘photograph courtesy of the Evening Star’
    • ‘They won an all-expenses-paid weekend away courtesy of the newspaper.’
    • ‘But we just got the most valuable piece of information on the Bahamas courtesy of a reader.’
    • ‘The movie is courtesy of our gracious holiday hosts, an added bonus to their, as ever, amazing hospitality.’
    1. 1.1 informal As a result of.
      • ‘he booked his place in the final courtesy of a remarkable victory’
      • ‘Homeward bound, I got a couple of hours closer to Toronto courtesy of my sister and her boyfriend.’
      • ‘Of the nine goals scored in the game, seven were courtesy of special teams.’
      • ‘Successful applicants will get their rural trip courtesy of a new TV programme.’
      • ‘Voters had the use of a free mail service for their ballot courtesy of a US-based delivery company.’
      • ‘And letting us see down his throat courtesy of the microphone stand mounted camera.’
      • ‘They have been transported over here courtesy of one of the main sponsors.’
      • ‘The first is a family trip to Egypt courtesy of the Cairo government.’
      • ‘They are having a day out in London, courtesy of a bargain rail ticket.’
      • ‘Help is at hand courtesy of some pirating mayhem at Glasgow's Tall Ship.’
      • ‘And they are promising a feast of live music, courtesy of some of Britain's top folk performers.’