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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)

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.

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."