What does intercourse mean?

Definitions for intercourse
ˈɪn tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrsin·ter·course

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intercourse, social intercoursenoun

    communication between individuals

  2. sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledgenoun

    the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur

GCIDE

  1. Intercoursenoun

    Same as sexual intercourse.

Wiktionary

  1. intercoursenoun

    Communication, conversation.

  2. intercoursenoun

    Dealings between countries.

  3. intercoursenoun

    Dealings with people, including commerce and trade.

  4. intercoursenoun

    Sexual intercourse.

  5. Intercoursenoun

    A particular town in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Intercoursenoun

    Etymology: entrecours, French.

    This sweet intercourse
    Of looks, and smiles; for smiles from reason slow,
    To brute deny'd, and are of love the food. John Milton.

    The choice of the place requireth many circumstances, as the situation near the sea, for the commodiousness of an intercourse with England. Francis Bacon.

    What an honour is it that God should admit us into such a participation of himself? That he should give us minds capable of such an intercourse with the Supreme Mind? Francis Atterbury.

ChatGPT

  1. intercourse

    Intercourse is a term that generally refers to communication or dealings between individuals or groups. However, it is most commonly used to refer to sexual activity between individuals, particularly involving penetration. It can also refer to an exchange of ideas, thoughts or feelings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intercoursenoun

    a commingling; intimate connection or dealings between persons or nations, as in common affairs and civilities, in correspondence or trade; communication; commerce; especially, interchange of thought and feeling; association; communion

  2. Etymology: [Formerly entercourse, OF. entrecours commerce, exchange, F. entrecours a reciprocal right on neighboring lands, L. intercursus a running between, fr. intercurrere to run between. See Inter-, and Course.]

Wikidata

  1. Intercourse

    Intercourse is a radical feminist analysis of sexual intercourse in literature and society, written by Andrea Dworkin. Intercourse is often said to argue that "all heterosexual sex is rape", based on the line from the book that says "violation is a synonym for intercourse." However, Dworkin has denied this interpretation, stating, "What I think is that sex must not put women in a subordinate position. It must be reciprocal and not an act of aggression from a man looking only to satisfy himself. That's my point."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intercourse

    in′tėr-kōrs, n. connection by dealings: communication: commerce: communion: coition. [O. Fr. entrecours—L. intercursus, a running between—inter, between, currĕre, cursum, to run.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intercourse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intercourse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of intercourse in a Sentence

  1. William Whitehead:

    However, common sense suggests that people who engage in anal intercourse should be advised against introducing rigid or large objects into the rectum as this increases the risk of trauma, they should also be encouraged to treat pain or bleeding as a warning to stop and seek medical evaluation.

  2. Drogo Montague:

    There's a real need for penile prosthesis, but this isn't generally recognized by the public and even some medical professionals, not being able to have intercourse has been shown in numerous studies to cause low self-esteem depression.

  3. John Perry:

    One example is a genetic variant in CADM2, a gene that controls brain cell connections and brain activity, which we found was associated with a greater likelihood of having a risk-taking personality, and with an earlier age at first sexual intercourse and higher lifetime number of children.

  4. Cameron Heron:

    It was so traumatic. She doesnt remember much, which, in a way, Im thankful for as it was so distressing for her. As medics sprang into action, working around the clock to save Heron, her motherbecame terrified she would not make it. The day after she was admitted to the hospital, it looked as if her worst fears would be realized when Heron suddenly stopped breathing. Her throat had swollen so much that she couldnt breathe, it was horrendous to watch. She was throwing up all this blood and skin. I really thought she was going to die. While doctors managed to stabilize Heron, the condition continued to ravage her body, leaving the skin on her face, chest, back, and arms so burnt that it fell away. Her lips also swelled to the point where they burst and her mouth became covered in painful ulcers. Doctors told us it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen, Carmen Heron said. Danika was barely conscious most of the time, and had this button to press to get pain relief when it became too much. Her organs were failing and she had so much internal scarring. She was being burnt from the inside out. Her entire body was bandaged, and when the dressings were removed, her skin came away too. Finally, after three weeks, Heron slowly began to rally and was discharged six days later. But, her journey was far from over, as she was left with side-effects such as the loss of her hair and nails. Her skin is still healing to this day and she also needs hearing aids as the insides of her ears are so scarred. As well as the physical fallout, she is also fighting the emotional legacy of SJS, having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Were still dealing with SJS - it didnt stop when we left hospital, Carmen Heron said. Danika will have days where she feels incredibly low and struggles with flashbacks of being in hospital. Thankfully, if she feels that way, she will phone us right away. We have found that, as a family, its good to talk rather than bottle everything up, however difficult those memories might be. Another side-effect of Heronsordeal was the warning by doctors that, due to the amount of internal scarring she had sustained, it was unlikely she would ever conceive. According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, SJS and TEN often cause the tissue around the mucous membranes which line various cavities in the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, vagina, and urethra, as well as covering the organs to die. As a result, women can experience vaginal lesions that lead to painful intercourse, difficulty conceiving, and even infertility. The doctors said they could refer her to a gynecologist to run some tests, but she never went I think she didnt want to hear the answers, Carmen Heron said. But, in December 2018, the Heron family received some news they thought they would never hear. Danika rang me crying. I immediately panicked and said, Whats wrong ?

  5. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind us much debris of cast-off and everyday clothing.

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