Definitions for coursekɔrs, koʊrs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

coursekɔrs, koʊrs(n.; v.)coursed, cours•ing.

  1. (n.)a direction or route taken or to be taken.

  2. the path, route, or channel along which anything moves:

    the course of a stream.

  3. advance or progression in a particular direction.

  4. the continuous passage or progress through time or a succession of stages:

    in the course of a year.

  5. the track, water, etc., on which a race is run, sailed, etc.

  6. a particular manner of proceeding:

    a course of action.

  7. a customary manner of procedure; regular or natural order of events:

    the course of a disease.

  8. a mode of conduct; behavior.

  9. a systematized or prescribed series:

    a course of treatment.

  10. a program of instruction, as in a college.

    Category: Education

  11. a prescribed number of classes in a particular field of study.

    Category: Education

  12. a part of a meal served at one time.

    Category: Cooking

  13. the lowermost sail on a fully square-rigged mast.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  14. a continuous and usu. horizontal range of bricks, shingles, etc., as in a wall or roof.

    Category: Building Trades

  15. Often, courses. the menses.

  16. a charge by knights in a tournament.

    Category: Sport

  17. a pursuit of game with dogs by sight rather than by scent.

    Category: Sport

  18. Category: Sport

    Ref: golf course.

  19. (v.t.)to run through or over.

  20. to chase; pursue.

  21. to hunt (game) with dogs by sight rather than by scent.

    Category: Sport

  22. to cause (dogs) to pursue game by sight rather than by scent.

    Category: Sport

  23. to lay (bricks, stones, etc.) in courses.

    Category: Building Trades

  24. (v.i.)to follow a course; direct one's course.

  25. to run, race, or move swiftly.

  26. to take part in a hunt with hounds.

    Category: Sport

Idioms for course:

  1. in due course,in the proper or natural order of events; eventually.

    Category: Idiom

  2. of course, certainly; definitely. in the usual or natural order of things.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of course:

1250–1300; ME co(u)rs < AF co(u)rs(e), OF cours < L cursus a running, course =cur(rere) to run +-sus, var. of -tus suffix of v. action

Princeton's WordNet

  1. course, course of study, course of instruction, class(noun)

    education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

    "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"

  2. course, line(noun)

    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"

  3. course, trend(noun)

    general line of orientation

    "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast"

  4. course, course of action(noun)

    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"

  5. path, track, course(noun)

    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"

  6. class, form, grade, course(noun)

    a body of students who are taught together

    "early morning classes are always sleepy"

  7. course(noun)

    part of a meal served at one time

    "she prepared a three course meal"

  8. course, row(noun)

    (construction) a layer of masonry

    "a course of bricks"

  9. course(verb)

    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"

  10. course(verb)

    move swiftly through or over

    "ships coursing the Atlantic"

  11. run, flow, feed, course(verb)

    move along, of liquids

    "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

  12. course(adverb)

    hunt with hounds

    "He often courses hares"

  13. naturally, of course, course(adverb)

    as might be expected

    "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. course(noun)ɔrs, koʊrs

    a series of classes in a subject

    I'm taking a course in computer science.; graduate/undergraduate courses; a photography/journalism/computer course

  2. courseɔrs, koʊrs

    the direction of a ship or plane

    to steer the ship off course

  3. courseɔrs, koʊrs

    part of a meal

    the first/second/third course; We had steak for our main course.

  4. courseɔrs, koʊrs

    an area for sports

    a golf/race course

  5. courseɔrs, koʊrs

    the way sth happens over time

    to change the course of history

  6. courseɔrs, koʊrs

    a choice of what to do

    What's the best course of action?

  7. courseɔrs, koʊrs

    during a particular period

    It happened over the course of many years.

  8. courseɔrs, koʊrs

    to progress in a usual or natural way to the end

    Let the recession run its course.

Wiktionary

  1. course(Noun)

    A path, sequence, development, or evolution.

  2. course(Noun)

    A normal or customary sequence.

  3. course(Noun)

    A chosen manner of proceeding.

  4. course(Noun)

    Any ordered process or sequence or steps

  5. course(Noun)

    A learning program, as in a school.

    I need to take a French course to pep up.

  6. course(Noun)

    A treatment plan

  7. course(Noun)

    The itinerary of a race.

    The cross-country course passes the canal.

  8. course(Noun)

    A racecourse.

  9. course(Noun)

    A part of a meal.

    We offer seafood as the first course.

  10. course(Verb)

    To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).

  11. course(Verb)

    To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey.

  12. course(Noun)

    The path taken by a flow of water; a watercourse.

  13. course(Noun)

    The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.

  14. course(Noun)

    The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.

    The ship changed its course 15 degrees towards south.

  15. course(Noun)

    The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.

    A course was plotted to traverse the ocean.

  16. course(Noun)

    The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.

    Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.

  17. course(Noun)

    A row of bricks or blocks.

    On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.

  18. course(Noun)

    A row of material that forms the roofing, waterproofing or flashing system.

  19. course(Noun)

    In weft knitting, a single row of loops connecting the loops of the preceding and following rows.

  20. course(Noun)

    A string on a lute

  21. course(Noun)

    A golf course.

  22. Origin: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Course(noun)

    the act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage

  2. Course(noun)

    the ground or path traversed; track; way

  3. Course(noun)

    motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance

  4. Course(noun)

    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. Course(noun)

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

  6. Course(noun)

    customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws

  7. Course(noun)

    method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior

  8. Course(noun)

    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. Course(noun)

    the succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn

  10. Course(noun)

    that part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments

  11. Course(noun)

    a continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building

  12. Course(noun)

    the lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc

  13. Course(noun)

    the menses

  14. Course(verb)

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

  15. Course(verb)

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

  16. Course(verb)

    to run through or over

  17. Course(verb)

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

  18. Course(verb)

    to move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins

Freebase

  1. Course

    The word course in the education context varies depending on which country it is used in. In higher education in Canada and the United States, a course is a unit of teaching that typically lasts one academic term, is led by one or more instructors, and has a fixed roster of students. It usually describes an individual subject taken. Students may receive a grade and academic credit after completion of the course. In the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore, "course" refers to the entire programme of studies required to complete a university degree, and the word "unit" or "module" would be used to refer to an academic course in the North American sense. In between the two, in South Africa, it is common for the word "course" officially to refer to the collection of all courses over a year or semester, though the American usage is common parlance. In the Philippines, the word course can be used to either refer to an individual subject or the entire programme. Courses in American universities are usually on a time restraint. Some courses are three weeks long, one semester long, last an academic year, and on some occasions three semesters long. A course is usually specific to the students' major and is instructed by a professor. For example, if a person is taking an Organic Chemistry course, then the professor would teach the students Organic Chemistry and how it applies to their life and or major. Courses can also be referred to as "electives". An elective is usually not a required course, but there are a certain number of non-specific electives that are required for certain majors. For more information about the correlation between courses and electives, please see the electives page below.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. course

    The intended direction of movement in the horizontal plane.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'course' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #509

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'course' in Written Corpus Frequency: #601

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'course' in Nouns Frequency: #108


Translations for course

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

course(noun)

a series (of lectures, medicines etc)

I'm taking a course (of lectures) in sociology; He's having a course of treatment for his leg.

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