course

[ kawrs, kohrs ]
/ kɔrs, koʊrs /

noun

verb (used with object), coursed, cours·ing.

verb (used without object), coursed, cours·ing.

Idioms

    in due course, in the proper or natural order of events; eventually: They will get their comeuppance in due course.
    of course,
    1. certainly; definitely: Of course I'll come to the party.
    2. in the usual or natural order of things: Extra services are charged for, of course.

Origin of course

1250–1300; Middle English co(u)rs (noun) < Anglo-French co(u)rs(e), Old French cours < Latin cursus “a running, course,” equivalent to cur(rere) “to run” + -sus, variant of -tus suffix of verb action

Related forms

mul·ti·course, nounun·der·course, verb, un·der·coursed, un·der·cours·ing, noun

Can be confused

coarse course curse
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British Dictionary definitions for course

course

/ (kɔːs) /

noun

verb

See also courses

Word Origin for course

C13: from Old French cours, from Latin cursus a running, from currere to run
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Idioms and Phrases with course

course


In addition to the idiom beginning with course

  • course of true love never ran smoothly, the

also see:

  • crash course
  • in due course
  • matter of course
  • of course
  • par for the course
  • run its course
  • stay the course
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