Definition of Course

1. Noun. Education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings. "Flirting is not unknown in college classes"

2. Verb. Move swiftly through or over. "Ships coursing the Atlantic"

3. Adverb. As might be expected. "Naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"
Exact synonyms: Naturally, Of Course
Antonyms: Unnaturally

4. Noun. A connected series of events or actions or developments. "Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"
Exact synonyms: Line
Generic synonyms: Series
Specialized synonyms: Current, Flow, Stream

5. Verb. Move along, of liquids. "Water and oil course into the bowl"; "The Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
Exact synonyms: Feed, Flow, Run
Specialized synonyms: Flush, Gush, Jet, Surge, Tide, Circulate, Eddy, Purl, Swirl, Whirl, Whirlpool, Run Off, Waste, Run Down, Pour, Run Out, Spill, Stream, Well Out, Dribble, Filter, Trickle, Drain, Run Out, Ooze, Seep, Gutter
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Flow, Flow, Flow, Flowing, Run, Run
Also: Flow From, Run Over

6. Noun. General line of orientation. "The northeastern trend of the coast"
Exact synonyms: Trend
Generic synonyms: Direction, Way
Derivative terms: Trend

7. Verb. Hunt with hounds. "He often courses hares"
Category relationships: Game
Generic synonyms: Hunt, Hunt Down, Run, Track Down
Derivative terms: Coursing

8. Noun. A mode of action. "Once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place"
Exact synonyms: Course Of Action
Generic synonyms: Action
Specialized synonyms: Blind Alley, Collision Course, Path, Way, Way Of Life

9. Noun. A line or route along which something travels or moves. "The course of the river"
Exact synonyms: Path, Track
Generic synonyms: Line
Specialized synonyms: Collision Course, Inside Track, Round, Steps, Belt, Swath, Trail
Derivative terms: Track, Track, Track

10. Noun. A body of students who are taught together. "Early morning classes are always sleepy"
Exact synonyms: Class, Form, Grade
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Specialized synonyms: Master Class, Discussion Section, Section

11. Noun. Part of a meal served at one time. "She prepared a three course meal"

12. Noun. (construction) a layer of masonry. "A course of bricks"
Exact synonyms: Row
Specialized synonyms: Damp Course, Damp-proof Course, Row Of Bricks
Generic synonyms: Bed, Layer
Group relationships: Wall

13. Noun. Facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport. "The course was less than a mile"
Generic synonyms: Facility, Installation
Specialized synonyms: Golf Course, Links Course, Racecourse, Racetrack, Raceway, Track

Definition of Course

1. n. The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.

2. v. t. To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.

3. v. i. To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.

Definition of Course

1. Noun. A path, sequence, development, or evolution. ¹

2. Noun. A normal or customary sequence. ¹

3. Noun. A chosen manner of proceeding. ¹

4. Noun. Any ordered process or sequence or steps ¹

5. Noun. A learning program, as in a school. ¹

6. Noun. (context: especially in medicine) A treatment plan ¹

7. Noun. The itinerary of a race. ¹

8. Noun. A racecourse. ¹

9. Noun. A part of a meal. ¹

10. Noun. The path taken by a flow of water; a watercourse. ¹

11. Noun. (sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc. ¹

12. Noun. (nautical) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment. ¹

13. Noun. (navigation) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc. ¹

14. Noun. (nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast. ¹

15. Noun. (context: masonry) A row of bricks or blocks. ¹

16. Noun. (roofing) A row of material that forms the roofing, waterproofing or flashing system. ¹

17. Noun. (textiles) In weft knitting, a single row of loops connecting the loops of the preceding and following rows. ¹

18. Noun. (music) A string on a lute ¹

19. Noun. (golf) A golf course. ¹

20. Verb. To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood). ¹

21. Verb. To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey. ¹

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Definition of Course

1. to cause hounds to chase game [v COURSED, COURSING, COURSES]

Medical Definition of Course

1. The whole plan of therapy. This may be radiotherapy in which case one refers to the number of fractions OR, chemotherapy in which case one refers to the number or cycles A course of therapy may be abandoned prematurely due to patient default or, to disease progression. (16 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Course

coureur de bois
coureurs de bois
course (current term)
course authoring tool
course authoring tools
course catalog
course catalogue
course credit
course of action
course of instruction
course of lectures
course of study
course session
course work

Literary usage of Course

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1903)
"V. The Technology Review JANUARY, THE course IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE No. i At the Commencement exercises of last year the first graduates of the course in ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... till soon Their lord saw near the narrow strait a cleft Wherein the water had in winter stood, Broken the course, and hollow'd all the ground. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Common Law, in Relation to Water Courses: Intended More by Joseph Kinnicut Angell (1824)
"CHAPTER I. PROPERTY IN A WATER-course How derived. In a legal sense a water-course is comprehended under the general name of "/and;" so that a grant of land ..."

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