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.

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.]

Freebase

  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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  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. Ovid:

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

  2. William James:

    True ideas lead us into useful verbal and conceptual quarters as well as directly up to useful sensible termini. They lead to consistency, stability and flowing human intercourse.

  3. Judge James Burke:

    Lack of consent results from forcible compulsion or circumstances under which at the time of the act of intercourse, the complainant clearly expressed that she did not consent to engage in such act and a reasonable person in the defendant's situation would have understood the complainant's words and acts as an expression of lack of consent to such act under all the circumstances.

  4. Sandi Tenfelde:

    Many women are afraid (to resume sexual intercourse), so I think fear plays into that part of desire, if you are concerned about the changes that happen in your body and you’re nervous about what it’s going to feel like, that fear can reduce the desire.

  5. Charles Cooley:

    One who shows signs of mental aberration is, inevitably, perhaps, but cruelly, shut off from familiar, thoughtless intercourse, partly excommunicated; his isolation is unwittingly proclaimed to him on every countenance by curiosity, indifference, aversion, or pity, and in so far as he is human enough to need free and equal communication and feel the lack of it, he suffers pain and loss of a kind and degree which others can only faintly imagine, and for the most part ignore.

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