- course work,
- court card,
- court christian,
- court circular,
- court cupboard
Origin of coursing
- 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.
Origin of course
Examples from the Web for coursing
Coursing beneath the polished surface of the love poems is something deep, dark, and defiant.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was clear that some information had been received and that it was now coursing through the crowd.
A simple chart on mortgage activity shows how rising rates are coursing through the economy.Rising interest rates spur drop in mortgage financing activity|Edward Ferguson|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He covers his face with his hands to hide the tears now coursing down his cheeks.Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid
Ruth turned to the little old woman, down whose face the tears were coursing unreproved.Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch|Alice B. Emerson
Susan felt as if electricity was coursing through her veins.Saturday's Child|Kathleen Norris
Mademoiselle Marguerite was indeed weeping—big tears which she made no attempt to conceal were coursing down her cheeks.The Count's Millions|Emile Gaboriau
It has been used both for deer stalking and for coursing, and several varieties exist.
- 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
late 13c., "onward movement," from Old French cors (12c.) "course; run, running; flow of a river," from Latin cursus "a running race or course," from curs- past participle stem of currere "to run" (see current (adj.)).
Most extended senses (meals, etc.) are present in 14c. Academic meaning "planned series of study" is c.1600 (in French from 14c.). Phrase of course is attested from 1540s; literally "of the ordinary course;" earlier in same sense was bi cours (c.1300).
16c., from course (n.). Related: Coursed; coursing.
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