course

[ kawrs, kohrs ]
/ kɔrs, koʊrs /
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noun

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

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


Nearby words

  1. courier,
  2. courlan,
  3. courland,
  4. cournand,
  5. courrèges,
  6. course of true love never ran smoothly, the,
  7. course protractor,
  8. course work,
  9. courser,
  10. courses

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

Can be confusedcoarse course curse

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British Dictionary definitions for coursed

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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Word Origin and History for coursed
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Idioms and Phrases with coursed

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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