noun education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
course of study; course of instruction; class.
he took a course in basket weaving
flirting is not unknown in college classes
noun a connected series of events or actions or developments
the government took a firm course
historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available
noun general line of orientation
the river takes a southern course
the northeastern trend of the coast
noun a mode of action
course of action.
if you persist in that course you will surely fail
once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place
noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
the hurricane demolished houses in its path
the track of an animal
the course of the river
noun a body of students who are taught together
grade; class; form.
early morning classes are always sleepy
noun part of a meal served at one time
she prepared a three course meal
noun (construction) a layer of masonry
a course of bricks
noun facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport
the course had only nine holes
the course was less than a mile
verb move swiftly through or over
ships coursing the Atlantic
verb move along, of liquids
feed; flow; run.
Water flowed into the cave
the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
verb hunt with hounds
He often courses hares
adverb as might be expected
of course; naturally.
naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill
F. cours, course, L. cursus, fr. currere to run. See Current.
The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.
And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais.
Acts xxi. 7.
THe ground or path traversed; track; way.
The same horse also run the round course at Newmarket.
Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.
A light by which the Argive squadron steers
Their silent course to Ilium's well known shore.
Westward the course of empire takes its way.
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.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Customary or established sequence of evants; re currence of events according to natural laws.
By course of nature and of law.
Day and night,
Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost,
Shall hold their course.
Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.
My lord of York commends the plot and the general course of the action.
By perseverance in the course prescribed.
You hold your course without remorse.
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.
He appointed . . . the courses of the priests
2 Chron. viii. 14.
That part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.
He [Goldsmith] wore fine clothes, gave dinners of several courses, paid court to venal beauties.
(Arch.)A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.Gwilt.
(Naut.)The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.