- dealings or communication between individuals, groups, countries, etc.
- interchange of thoughts, feelings, etc.
- sexual relations or a sexual coupling, especially coitus.
Origin of intercourse
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Examples from the Web for intercourse
“Intercourse felt, often, like shoving a loofah into a mason jar,” she writes, for example.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’
September 26, 2014
Intercourse with Payton had not left him in the best of tempers.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
Intercourse with him is, upon the whole, extremely pleasing.
Intercourse by ferryboats and fords is liable to long interruptions.
Intercourse between them was of the most agreeable character.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. I (of 2)
Intercourse with the outside world is restricted, but is not altogether cut off.Woman under Monasticism
- communication or exchange between individuals; mutual dealings
- See sexual intercourse
Word Origin and History for intercourse
mid-15c., "communication to and fro," from Old French entrecours "exchange, commerce," from Late Latin intercursus "a running between, intervention," from intercursus, past participle of intercurrere "to run between," from Latin inter- "between" (see inter-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Meaning "sexual relations" first recorded 1798, from earlier sense "social contact and relations" (1540s).
- Dealings or communications that occur between persons or groups.
- Sexual intercourse.