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Course Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    course n
  1. education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings; "he took a course in basket weaving"; "flirting is not unknown in college classes" [syn: course of study, course of instruction, class]
  2. 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" [syn: line]
  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. 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" [syn: course of action]
  5. 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" [syn: path, track]
  6. general line of orientation; "the river takes a southern course"; "the northeastern trend of the coast" [syn: trend]
  7. part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
  8. (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks" [syn: row] adv : as might be expected; "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill" [syn: naturally, of course] [ant: unnaturally] v
  9. move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic"
  10. move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: run, flow, feed]
  11. hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"
Course Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Course \Course\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coursed (k?rst)); p. pr. & vb. n. Coursing.]
  1. To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue. We coursed him at the heels. --Shak.
  2. To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.
  3. To run through or over.
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  • Course: Course can refer to: Course (navigation), the path of travel. Course (sail), the principal sail on a mast of a sailing vessel. Course ...
  • Golf course: A golf course consists of a series of holes, each consisting of a teeing ground , fairway , rough and other hazards, and a green with a ...
  • Course (architecture): course is a continuous horizontal layer of similarly-sized building material one unit high, usually in a wall. The term is almost always ...
  • Snaefell Mountain Course: Snaefell Mountain Course or Mountain Course is a road-racing circuit used for the Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix Races held in the ...
  • Course (education): In U.S. and Canadian education , a course is a unit of teaching that typically lasts one academic term , is led by one or more instructors ...
  • Course (navigation): In navigation , a vehicle's course is the angle that the intended path of the vehicle makes with a fixed reference object (typically true ...

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* 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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