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Course Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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"
  • education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes"
  • 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"
  • (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks"
  • part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
  • 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"
  • general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast"
  • 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"
  • hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"
  • move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
  • move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic"
  • as might be expected; "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes" ,
  • 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" ,
  • 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" ,
  • 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" ,
  • 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" ,
  • general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast" ,
  • part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal" ,
  • (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Course'


  • Course: 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
  • Course (architecture): A course is a continuous horizontal layer of similarly-sized building material one unit high, usually in a wall. The term is almost always used in conjunction
  • Road course ringer: A road course ringer, also known as road course specialist, road course expert, or a road runner, is a non-NASCAR driver who is hired by a NASCAR Sprint
  • A Course in Miracles: A Course in Miracles (also referred to as ACIM or the Course) is a book written and edited by Helen Schucman, with portions transcribed and edited by William
  • Perverting the course of justice: Perverting the course of justice in English, Canadian, Hong Kong, and Irish law, is a criminal offence in which a person prevents justice from being served
  • Watercourse: A watercourse is the channel that a flowing body of water follows. These include rivers, streams, anabranches and canals. Physical geography Environmental
  • Main course: Main Course. The main course is the featured or primary dish in a meal consisting of several courses. It usually follows the entrée ("entry") course. In
  • Short course: This article is about Short Course in swimming. For Short course triathlon, see triathlon. In swimming, the term short course (abbreviated SC) is used to
  • Race Course, Jamaica: 77°16′48″W / 17.832°N 77.280°W / 17.832; -77.280 Race Course Race Course is a settlement in Clarendon Parish in Jamaica. It has a population

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'Course' example sentence in quotations


* The most decisive actions of our life -- I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future -- are, more often than not, unconsidered. - Andr Gide

* I could have spoken from Rhode Island where I have been staying ... But I felt that, in speaking from the house of Lincoln, of Jackson, and of Wilson, my words would better convey both the sadness I feel in the action I was compelled today to make and the firmness with which I intend to pursue this course until the orders of the federal court at Little Rock can be executed without unlawful interference. (On sending troops to enforce integration in Little Rock AR High School) - Dwight D Eisenhower

* Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine as churches and monasteries persecute youthful saints. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Course Sample Sentences in News


  • Rio wins legal battle over Olympic golf course
    SAO PAULO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won't be ready in time for test events. Read more on this news related to 'Course'
  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship: Course enhancements promise great challenge
    Rory McIlroy and co will have to contend with water for the first time at January event Read more on this news related to 'Course'
  • Paramedic course offered in French after service complaints
    Fourteen students in Bathurst are taking a paramedic course after complaints in northern New Brunswick about the lack of French-speaking paramedics. Read more on this news related to 'Course'

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