Definition of "course" []

  • Onward movement in a particular direction; progress: the course of events. (noun)
  • Movement in time; duration: in the course of a year. (noun)
  • The direction of continuing movement: took a northern course. (noun)
  • The route or path taken by something, such as a stream, that moves. See Synonyms at way. (noun)
  • Sports A designated area of land or water on which a race is held: the course of a marathon. (noun)
  • A continuous progression from one point to the next in time or space; onward movement (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A route or direction followed (noun)
  • The path or channel along which something moves (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • An area or stretch of land or water on which a sport is played or a race is run (noun)
  • A period of time; duration (noun)
  • The usual order of and time required for a sequence of events; regular procedure (noun)
  • A mode of conduct or action (noun)
  • A connected series of events, actions, etc (noun)
  • A prescribed number of lessons, lectures, etc, in an educational curriculum (noun)
  • The material covered in such a curriculum (noun)
  • A prescribed regimen to be followed for a specific period of time (noun)
  • A part of a meal served at one time (noun)
  • A continuous, usually horizontal, layer of building material, such as a row of bricks, tiles, etc (noun)
  • Any of the sails on the lowest yards of a square-rigged ship (noun)
  • The horizontal rows of stitches (noun)
  • (in medieval Europe) a charge by knights in a tournament (noun)
  • A hunt by hounds relying on sight rather than scent (noun)
  • A match in which two greyhounds compete in chasing a hare (noun)
  • The part or function assigned to an individual bell in a set of changes (noun)
  • A running race (noun)
  • To run, race, or flow, esp swiftly and without interruption (verb)
  • To cause (hounds) to hunt by sight rather than scent or (of hounds) to hunt (a quarry) thus (verb)
  • To run through or over; traverse (verb)
  • To take a direction; proceed on a course (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "course" in a sentence
  • "But the real climax is reached when Kelly shouts over the telephone "Of course, in self-defense, you fool, _of course_, in self-defense.""
  • "OLIVIA: I'm being silly, I know -- of course I _ought_ to get married, and _of course_ this is a wonderful chance, and -- HUBERT"
  • "In place of, ‘the Aintree course is of a trying nature’ we can surely say ‘Aintree is a trying course’ or ‘the Aintree course is a trying one’—just that and nothing more."