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
Synonyms: line

"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
Synonyms: trend

: "the river takes a southern course" "the northeastern trend of the coast"

Related terms: direction swerve
4. [ noun ] a mode of action
Synonyms: 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"

Related terms: action way blind_alley collision_course
5. [ noun ] a line or route along which something travels or moves
Synonyms: track path

: "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
Synonyms: of_course naturally

"naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"

Related terms: unnaturally
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
Synonyms: row

"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
Similar spelling:   Coursey