Definitions of course

  1. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; " the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; " a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"-- Hippocrates; " the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"-- Aristotle
  2. a mode of action; " if you persist in that course you will surely fail"
  3. 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. ( construction) a layer of masonry; " a course of bricks"
  5. part of a meal served at one time; " she prepared a three course meal"
  6. 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"
  7. general line of orientation; " the river takes a southern course"; " the northeastern trend of the coast"
  8. as might be expected; " naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"
  9. 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"
  10. hunt with hounds; " He often courses hares"
  11. move swiftly through or over; " ships coursing the Atlantic"
  12. The ground or path traversed; track; way.
  13. Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.
  14. Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.
  15. Motion considered with reference to manner; or derly progress; procedure in a certain line of thought or action; as, the course of an argument.
  16. Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws.
  17. Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.
  18. A series of motions or acts arranged in order; a succession of acts or practices connectedly followed; as, a course of medicine; a course of lectures on chemistry.
  19. The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
  20. That part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.
  21. A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.
  22. The lowest sail on any mast of a square- rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.
  23. The menses.
  24. To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.
  25. To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.
  26. To run through or over.
  27. To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.
  28. To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins.
  29. A race; a path or track; progress; career; direction or line of motion; the portion of a meal served at one time; conduct; behavior; the direction in which a ship is steered; a series of acts arranged in order or at stated periods; as, a course of nursing.
  30. To pursue with dogs; to run through or over.
  31. To pursue game with dogs.
  32. The act of running: the road or track on which one runs: the direction pursued: a voyage: a race: regular progress from point to point: method of procedure: conduct: a part of a meal served at one time.
  33. To run, chase, or hunt after.
  34. To move with speed as in a race or hunt.
  35. Act of running; track; path pursued; career; voyage or race; progress; method; service of food.
  36. To chase or run after.
  37. To run swiftly.
  38. To run, or cause to run; hunt; chase.
  39. The act of moving onward; path; direction; series or sequence, as of events; career; line of conduct; portion of a meal served at once; a row or layer.
  40. The act of running; a race; a career; a current; the line or direction of motion: the route; voyage; ground on which a race is run; the progress of anything; method of procedure; succession; a methodical series; conduct; act of running in the lists; any regular series; service of meat; a continued range of stones or bricks, level or of the same height, throughout the whole length of the building.
  41. To hunt; to pursue; to cause to run; to run through or over.
  42. To run; to move about, as, the blood courses. Of course, by consequence; without special direction.
  43. A career; a race; the ground on which the race is run; generally a passing, moving, or motion forward within limits; the progress of anything; usual manner; order of procedure; way of life or conduct; natural bent; the dishes set on table at one time; elements of an art or science exhibited and explained in a series of lessons or lectures, as a course of chemistry; a continued range of stone's or bricks in the wall of a building; the track of a ship.
  44. To hunt; to chase; to run through or over; to move with speed.

Usage examples for course

  1. Why, 'f course 'tis! – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  2. Of course he would not! – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  3. It was not so, of course. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  4. Of course you are. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  5. He knew the answer, of course. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  6. Your mother would not- could not come, of course. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  7. Well, 'tis all right, of course; but oh, Peggy! – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  8. Why, of course, she just is the very woman. – The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.] by Richard Le Gallienne
  9. Why, Bijou, of course. – Bijou by Gyp
  10. " Why, of course he is. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  11. Oh, of course she did! – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  12. Oh, of course, sir! – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  13. But of course she is going with you? – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  14. I understand how 'twas, of course. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  15. " Of course tell me! – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  16. No, of course not, but what can I do? – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett
  17. " Why, of course they are, Peggy," answered Sally. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  18. No, of course I did not. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  19. Of course it was a lie. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  20. Of course this would never do. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock