|1.||[ noun ] (education) education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings|
|Synonyms:||class course_of_instruction course_of_study|
"he took a course in basket weaving" "flirting is not unknown in college classes"
|Related terms:||education workshop correspondence_course adult_education art_class practicum home_study orientation_course seminar course_of_lectures propaedeutic childbirth-preparation_class extension_course refresher_course shop industrial_arts lesson lecture class_period coursework|
|2.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||series stream|
|3.||[ noun ] (transportation) general line of orientation|
: "the river takes a southern course" "the northeastern trend of the coast"
|Related terms:||direction swerve|
|4.||[ noun ] a mode 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"
|Related terms:||action way blind_alley collision_course|
|5.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||line trail steps inside_track round collision_course swath track|
|6.||[ adverb ] as might be expected|
"naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"
|7.||[ verb ] move along, of liquids|
|Synonyms:||flow run feed|
"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
|Related terms:||move seep pour drain eddy flush run_down trickle tide spill circulate jet gutter spill waste stream be_due overflow flow discharge|
|8.||[ noun ] (food) part of a meal served at one time|
"she prepared a three course meal"
|Related terms:||nutriment dessert appetizer entree pudding meal|
|9.||[ noun ] (construction) a layer of masonry|
"a course of bricks"
|Related terms:||layer damp-proof_course row_of_bricks wall|
|10.||[ verb ] hunt (game) with hounds|
"He often courses hares"
|Related terms:||hunt game|
|11.||[ verb ] move swiftly through or over|
"ships coursing the Atlantic"
|Related terms:||traverse path|
|12.||[ noun ] (sport) 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"
|Related terms:||facility racetrack golf_course|