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course

[ kawrs, kohrs ]
/ kɔrs, koʊrs /
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noun
verb (used with object), coursed, cours·ing.
verb (used without object), coursed, cours·ing.
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Idioms about course

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM course

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH course

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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Other Idioms and Phrases with course

course

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