What does course mean?

Definitions for course
kɔrs, koʊrscourse

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word course.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. course(Noun)

    A path, sequence, development, or evolution.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  2. course(Noun)

    A normal or customary sequence.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  3. course(Noun)

    A chosen manner of proceeding.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  4. course(Noun)

    Any ordered process or sequence or steps

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  5. course(Noun)

    A learning program, as in a school.

    I need to take a French course to pep up.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  6. course(Noun)

    A treatment plan

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  7. course(Noun)

    The itinerary of a race.

    The cross-country course passes the canal.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  8. course(Noun)

    A racecourse.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  9. course(Noun)

    A part of a meal.

    We offer seafood as the first course.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  10. course(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  11. course(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  12. course(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  13. course(Noun)

    The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  14. course(Noun)

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

    The ship changed its course 15 degrees towards south.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  15. course(Noun)

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

    A course was plotted to traverse the ocean.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  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.

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  17. course(Noun)

    A row of bricks or blocks.

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

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  18. course(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  19. course(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  20. course(Noun)

    A string on a lute

    Etymology: From cours, from cursus, from curro.

  21. course(Noun)

    A golf course.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Course

    kōrs, n. the act of running: the road or tract on which one runs: the direction pursued: a voyage: a race: regular progress from point to point: habitual method of procedure: a prescribed series, as of lectures, &c.: each of the successive divisions of a meal, as dinner: conduct: a range of bricks or stones on the same level in building: (naut.) one of the sails bent to a ship's lower yards, as the main-sail, called the main-course, the fore-sail or fore-course, and the cross-jack or mizzen-course: (pl.) the menses.—v.t. to run, chase, or hunt after.—v.i. to move with speed, as in a race or hunt.—ns. Cours′er, a runner: a swift horse: one who courses or hunts; Cours′ing, hunting with greyhounds; Cours′ing-joint, a joint between two courses of masonry.—In course, in regular order: (coll.) of course; Of course, by natural consequence, or by settled rule. [Fr. cours—L. cursus, from currĕre, cursum, to run.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. course

    The intended direction of movement in the horizontal plane.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. course

    The direction taken by anything in motion, shown by the point of the compass towards which they run, as water in a river, tides, and currents; but of the wind, as similarly indicated by the compass-point from which it blows. Course is also the ship's way. In common parlance, it is the point of the compass upon which the ship sails, the direction in which she proceeds, or is intended to go. When the wind is foul, she cannot "lie her course;" if free, she "steers her course."

Editors Contribution

  1. course

    A form of education.

    We completed our online course very efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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

Anagrams for course »

  1. cerous

  2. source

  3. cerous, source

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of course in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of course in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of course in a Sentence

  1. Sebastian Kurz:

    The deal we already have is a good one. I think there is also an understanding from Theresa May that there will be no new negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, but, of course... I think there will be some readiness from our side to maybe find some better explanation about the future relationship... There is also some room to have a better interpretation of what we agreed on.

  2. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.

  3. Cherrie Forness:

    There has not been any water that we can see, of course, it's still solid from bank to bank, so it's still going to be a little bit.

  4. Francesco Cigarini:

    Of course, as team principal, I'm in contact with him, he's back to Italy, he's at home and he's okay.

  5. Kurt Volker:

    He said that Former Trump Ukraine was a corrupt country, full of' terrible people,' ukraine Kurt Volker said they' tried to take me down.' In the course of that conversation, Ukraine Kurt Volker referenced conversations with Rudy Giuliani. It was clear to me that despite the positive news and recommendations being conveyed by this official delegation about the new President, President Donald Trump had a deeply rooted negative view on Ukraine rooted in the past. He was clearly receiving other information from other sources, including Mayor Rudy Giuliani, that was more negative, causing him to retain this negative view.

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