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course meaning

EN[kɔːs]
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WCourse
  • 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 or more food items served at once during a meal
  • Course (education), in the United States, a unit of instruction in one subject,
  • NounPLcourses
    1. A sequence of events.
      1. The normal course of events seems to be just one damned thing after another. ‎
      2. The course of true love never did run smooth.
      3. I need to take a French course. ‎
      4. We offer seafood as the first course. ‎
      5. He appointed [ …] the courses of the priests.
    2. A path that something or someone moves along.
      1. His illness ran its course. ‎
      2. The cross-country course passes the canal. ‎
      3. The ship changed its course 15 degrees towards south. ‎
      4. A course was plotted to traverse the ocean. ‎
    3. (nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
      1. Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship. ‎
    4. (in the plural, courses, obsolete, euphemistic) Menses.
      1. A row or file of objects.
        1. On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day. ‎
      2. (music) A string on a lute.
        1. (music) A pair of strings played together in some musical instruments, like the vihuela.
        2. VerbSGcoursesPRcoursingPT, PPcoursed
          1. To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
            1. The oil coursed through the engine.
            2. Blood pumped around the human body courses throughout all its veins and arteries.
          2. To run through or over.
            1. To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey; to follow or chase after.
              1. To cause to chase after or pursue game.
                1. to course greyhounds after deer
            2. Adverb
              1. COL Alternative form of of course.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • And of course Sam Moskowitz, like Old Man Time Stream, rolls on forever with his monumental THE IMMORTAL STORM, a history of stfandom.
                  • Of course he's a zombie. He's shuffling his feet around, moaning ‘Braaains’, and drooling down his shirt.
                  • In the course of these months she was bled, leeched, acupunctuated, [ … ] .
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • But maybe the uneventfulness was merely par for the course.
                  • At the king's coronation feast, several subtleties were served between main courses.
                  • I was finding college too hard, so I dropped science and switched to an easier course.

              Meaning of course for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "course" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adverbs
                  • Uncomparable adverbs
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                    • Verbs
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