Definitions for of course

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. naturally, of course, course(adverb)

    as might be expected

    "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. of course(adverb)ʌv, ɒv; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə

    used to answer "yes" or "I agree" in a definite way

    "May I try one?" "Of course you may."; "It shouldn't be too hard." "Of course it won't be."

  2. of courseʌv, ɒv; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə

    used to agree with a negative statement or answer "no" in a definite way

    "Will the company go bankrupt?" "Of course not."; "She's not my favorite person." "Of course not - she hasn't been very nice."

  3. of courseʌv, ɒv; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə

    indicates you know that sb probably knows sth

    Of course we now know that she was the one who called him.

  4. of courseʌv, ɒv; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə

    used when you suddenly realize sth

    Of course! I must have left it at the restaurant.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'of course' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #309

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'of course' in Written Corpus Frequency: #212


Translations for of course

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

of course

naturally or obviously

Of course, he didn't tell me any secrets; Of course I can swim.

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