courser

1
[ kawr-ser, kohr- ]
/ ˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr- /

noun

a person or thing that courses.
a dog for coursing.

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Nearby words

  1. courrèges,
  2. course,
  3. course of true love never ran smoothly, the,
  4. course protractor,
  5. course work,
  6. courses,
  7. courseware,
  8. coursework,
  9. coursing,
  10. court

Origin of courser

1
First recorded in 1585–95; course + -er1

courser

2
[ kawr-ser, kohr- ]
/ ˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr- /

noun Literary.

a swift horse.

Origin of courser

2
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French coursier < Vulgar Latin *cursārius, equivalent to Latin curs(us) course + -ārius -ary; see -er2

courser

3
[ kawr-ser, kohr- ]
/ ˈkɔr sər, ˈkoʊr- /

noun

any of several swift-footed, ploverlike birds of the genera Cursorius and Pluvianus, chiefly of the desert regions of Asia and Africa.

Origin of courser

3
1760–70; irregular < New Latin cursōrius fitted for running, equivalent to Latin cur(rere) to run + -sōrius, for -tōrius -tory1; cf. course

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British Dictionary definitions for courser

courser

1
/ (ˈkɔːsə) /

noun

a person who courses hounds or dogs, esp greyhounds
a hound or dog trained for coursing

noun

literary a swift horse; steed

Word Origin for courser

C13: from Old French coursier, from cours course

noun

a terrestrial plover-like shore bird, such as Cursorius cursor (cream-coloured courser), of the subfamily Cursoriinae of desert and semidesert regions of the Old World: family Glareolidae, order Charadriiformes

Word Origin for courser

C18: from Latin cursōrius suited for running, from cursus course

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Word Origin and History for courser

courser

n.

large, powerful horse," c.1300, from Old French corsier "fast horse, charger," literally "fast-running," from Vulgar Latin *cursarius, from Latin cursus (see course (n.)).

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