4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Course \Course\ (k[=o]rs), noun [F. cours, course, L. cursus, fr. currere to run. See {Current}.]

1. The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.

And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais. --Acts xxi. 7.

2. The ground or path traversed; track; way.

The same horse also run the round course at Newmarket. --Pennant.

3. Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.

A light by which the Argive squadron steers Their silent course to Ilium's well known shore. --Dennham.

Westward the course of empire takes its way. --Berkeley.

4. Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.

5. Motion considered with reference to manner; or derly progress; procedure in a certain line of thought or action; as, the course of an argument.

The course of true love never did run smooth. --Shak.

6. Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws.

By course of nature and of law. --Davies.

Day and night, Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost, Shall hold their course. --Milton.

7. Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.

My lord of York commends the plot and the general course of the action. --Shak.

By perseverance in the course prescribed. --Wodsworth.

You hold your course without remorse. --Tennyson.

8. A series of motions or acts arranged in order; a succession of acts or practices connectedly followed; as, a course of medicine; a course of lectures on chemistry.

9. The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.

He appointed . . . the courses of the priests --2 Chron. viii. 14.

10. That part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.

He [Goldsmith] wore fine clothes, gave dinners of several courses, paid court to venal beauties. --Macaulay.

11. (Arch.) A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building. --Gwilt.

12. (Naut.) The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.

13. pl. (Physiol.) The menses.

{In course}, in regular succession.

{Of course}, by consequence; as a matter of course; in regular or natural order.

{In the course of}, at same time or times during. "In the course of human events." --T. Jefferson.

Syn: Way; road; route; passage; race; series; succession; manner; method; mode; career; progress.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Course \Course\, verb (used without an object)

1. To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.

2. To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Course \Course\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Coursed} (k?rst)); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coursing}.]

1. To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.

We coursed him at the heels. --Shak.

2. To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.

3. To run through or over.

The bounding steed courses the dusty plain. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: as might be expected; "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill" [syn: {naturally}, {of course}, {course}] [ant: {unnaturally}]


1: education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes" [syn: {course}, {course of study}, {course of instruction}, {class}]

2: a connected series of events or actions or developments; "the government took a firm course"; "historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available" [syn: {course}, {line}]

3: general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast" [syn: {course}, {trend}]

4: a mode of action; "if you persist in that course you will surely fail"; "once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place" [syn: {course}, {course of action}]

5: a line or route along which something travels or moves; "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river" [syn: {path}, {track}, {course}]

6: a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy" [syn: {class}, {form}, {grade}, {course}]

7: part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"

8: (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks" [syn: {course}, {row}]

9: facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport; "the course had only nine holes"; "the course was less than a mile"


1: move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic"

2: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: {run}, {flow}, {feed}, {course}]

3: hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"

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