What does intercourse mean?

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

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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

GCIDE

  1. Intercourse(n.)

    Same as sexual intercourse.

    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.]

Wiktionary

  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

    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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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. Anuj Somany:

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

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Same sex intercourse/Same sex marriage/Incest: Same sex intercourse, same sex marriage, incest should be outlawed, because they are a violation of science and a violation of justice. They make the world a more unstable, dangerous place.

  3. E. D. Hirsch, Jr.:

    We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education ... We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.

  4. Confucius, The Confucian Analects:

    If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous; if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength; if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life; if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.

  5. David Kim:

    Sex is n’t a cause of UTI’s, but the relative odds of a UTI occurring increase by a factor of 60 during the 48 hours after sexual intercourse.

Images & Illustrations of intercourse

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