- the line along the earth's surface upon or over which a vessel, an aircraft, etc., proceeds: described by its bearing with relation to true or magnetic north.
- a point of the compass.
verb (used with object), coursed, cours·ing.
verb (used without object), coursed, cours·ing.
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Idioms for course
- certainly; definitely: Of course I'll come to the party.
- in the usual or natural order of things: Extra services are charged for, of course.
Origin of course
OTHER WORDS FROM coursemul·ti·course, nounun·der·course, verb, un·der·coursed, un·der·cours·ing, noun
Example sentences from the Web for course
All these ways mRNA can fall apart or get waylaid by the immune system create an obstacle course for vaccine makers.Here’s why COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer’s need to be kept so cold|Tina Hesman Saey|November 20, 2020|Science News
She fumbled with the door on a refrigerator truck, pulling open the latch and staring at the mountain of turkeys she had collected over the course of a week in a year unlike any Ames had seen working at the food pantry.‘Can’t eat a gift card’: Rural food banks fight to put turkeys on the table|Kyle Swenson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
That came, of course, when Murray threw a 43-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who made a leaping catch amid three defenders, with two seconds left to beat the Buffalo Bills, 32-30, Sunday in Arizona.Kyler Murray runs out of miracles as Seahawks hang on to take over first place in NFC West|Mark Maske|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Over the course of 2020, readers have become increasingly comfortable with the concept of paying for news.‘A start-up again’: New Quartz owner Zach Seward’s plan for longevity includes revenue innovation and reader support|Kayleigh Barber|November 20, 2020|Digiday
Missing, of course, was the sitcom’s beloved Uncle Phil, played with all the big uncle energy by James Avery, who died in 2013.‘I lost everything’: Janet Hubert confronts Will Smith about their falling out in the ‘Fresh Prince’ reunion|Helena Andrews-Dyer|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
A chill coursed through me, but I resisted the urge to turn back.
During the Cold War, the fear of nuclear annihilation and missteps coursed through many societies well until the late 1960s.Markets Relieved at Spain Bailout Deal; Financial World Still Worried|Zachary Karabell|June 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At this, ripples of laughter coursed through the crowd of 3,000.
Then she found, just as Caroline has with politics, that printer's ink coursed through her veins.
The tears coursed freely down her cheeks, but never a word could she utter.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
My eyes were a fountain of tears, and they welled over their lids, and coursed down my rough visage, and fell hot upon my hands.
A kind of burning fever possessed me; my blood felt hot as it coursed through my veins; and the night, oh how I dreaded it!
It was in such a mood young Warlow stood, while the hopes and fears coursed dreamily through his soul.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral|John Dunloe Carteret
One day, in a bright midday sun, an enormous bird coursed through the air.A Passion in the Desert|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for course
- the path or channel along which something movesthe course of a river
- (in combination)a watercourse
- a prescribed number of lessons, lectures, etc, in an educational curriculum
- the material covered in such a curriculum
- a hunt by hounds relying on sight rather than scent
- a match in which two greyhounds compete in chasing a hare
- (adverb) as expected; naturally
- (sentence substitute) certainly; definitely
Word Origin for course
Idioms and Phrases with course
In addition to the idiom beginning with course
- course of true love never ran smoothly, the
- crash course
- in due course
- matter of course
- of course
- par for the course
- run its course
- stay the course