What does intercourse mean?

Definitions for intercourseˈɪn tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intercourse, social intercourse(noun)

    communication between individuals

  2. sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledge(noun)

    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


  1. Intercourse(n.)

    Same as sexual intercourse.

  2. Origin: [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.]


  1. intercourse(Noun)

    Communication, conversation.

  2. intercourse(Noun)

    Dealings between countries.

  3. intercourse(Noun)

    Dealings with people, including commerce and trade.

  4. intercourse(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

  5. Intercourse(ProperNoun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intercourse(noun)

    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. Origin: [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.]


  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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Cooley:

    The mind is not a hermit's cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse.

  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.

  3. Hilda Hutcherson:

    Find other ways of enjoying each other or providing each other pleasure other than intercourse.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A woman loses her virginity and a man loses his sanity on the first night of their intercourse.

  5. Ovid:

    There is a god within us, and we have intercourse with heaven. That spirit comes from abodes on high.

Images & Illustrations of intercourse

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Translations for intercourse

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • جماعArabic
  • stykCzech
  • Beziehungen, Verkehr, Umgang, GeschlechtsverkehrGerman
  • coitoSpanish
  • آمیزش, آمیزش جنسیPersian
  • kanssakäyminen, yhdyntä, sukupuoliyhdyntä, suhteet, keskusteluFinnish
  • relations sexuelles, rapportsFrench
  • संवाद, सम्भोग, संभोगHindi
  • közösülésHungarian
  • hubunganIndonesian
  • rapporto sessuale, rapporti sessualiItalian
  • 性交Japanese
  • intercourseLatin
  • односи, општење, однос, сексуален однос, полов односMacedonian
  • betrekkingen, geslachtsverkeer, sexuele betrekkingenDutch
  • samleieNorwegian
  • comunicação, sexo, relaçõesPortuguese
  • сношение, связь, отношение, взаимоотношение, совокупление, общениеRussian
  • snošaj, polni snošajSerbo-Croatian
  • samlagSwedish
  • uhusianoSwahili
  • статевий зв'язокUkrainian
  • جماعUrdu

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