- 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.
- 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
Related formsmul·ti·course, nounun·der·course, verb, un·der·coursed, un·der·cours·ing, noun
Examples from the Web for coursed
The blood that coursed in his veins contained, like wheat, something of eternal youth.Autumn Glory|Ren Bazin
Dalgard summoned up his last rags of energy and coursed after him.Star Born|Andre Norton
But in the veins of Jean Marcel coursed the blood of old coureurs-de-bois.The Whelps of the Wolf|George Marsh
The while coursed Wolfhart / thither and back again, Through Gunther's men before him / hewing wide a lane.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
These were the thoughts that coursed through my mind as I pondered over her last remark.Piccadilly|Laurence Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for coursed
- 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 coursed
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