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1) course, course of study, course of instruction, class: education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; “he took a course in basket weaving”; “flirting is not unknown in college classes”

2) course, line: 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”

3) course: 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

4) course, course of action: 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

5) path, track, course: 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

6) course, trend: general line of orientation; “the river takes a southern course”; “the northeastern trend of the coast

7) course: part of a meal served at one time; “she prepared a three course meal

8) course, row: (construction) a layer of masonry; “a course of bricks”


1) course: move swiftly through or over; “ships coursing the Atlantic”

2) run, flow, feed, course: move along, of liquids; “Water flowed into the cave”; “the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi”

3) course: hunt with hounds; “He often courses hares”


1) naturally, of course, course: as might be expected; “naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill

noun course has 8 sense(s) (first 7 from tagged texts)

course (Wikipedia)
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Course can refer to:

  • Course (navigation), the path of travel
  • Course (sail), the principal sail on a mast of a sailing vessel
  • Course (meal), a set of one or more food items served at once during a meal
  • Course (education), in the United States, a unit of instruction in one subject, lasting one academic term
  • Course of study, in the Commonwealth of Nations and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a programme of education leading to a degree or diploma
  • Course of employment, a legal consideration of all circumstances which may occur in the performance of a person's job
  • Course (medicine), a regime of medical drugs, or the speed of evolution of a disease
  • Course (music), a pair or more of adjacent strings tuned to unison or an octave and played together to give a single note, in a stringed instrument
  • Main course, the primary dish in a meal consisting of several courses
  • Course (architecture), a continuous horizontal layer of similarly-sized building material, in a wall
  • String course, a continuous narrow horizontal course or moulding which projects slightly from the surface of a wall
  • Course (orienteering), a series of control points visited by orienteers during a competition, marked with red/white flags in the terrain, and corresponding purple symbols on the map
  • Coursing is the pursuit of game or other animals by dogs

Course may also refer to:

  • Golf course, an area of land designated for the play of golf
  • Obstacle course, a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual or team must navigate for sport
  • Show jumping course, an equitation or equestrian obstacle course
  • Race course, for the racing of people, animals, and vehicles
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