Definition and Meanings for course

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Course is ranked 14,661 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of course

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of course

f. cours, course, l. cursus, fr. currere to run. see current

Meaning of course


as noun

  • the act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.
  • the ground or path traversed; track; way.
  • motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.
  • progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.
  • motion considered with reference to manner; or derly progress; procedure in a certain line of thought or action; as, the course of an argument.
  • customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws.
  • method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.
  • a series of motions or acts arranged in order; a succession of acts or practices connectedly followed; as, a course of medicine; a course of lectures on chemistry.
  • the succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
  • that part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.
  • a continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.
  • the lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.
  • the menses.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.
  • to cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.
  • to run through or over.

as intransitive verb

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