course

[ kawrs, kohrs ]
/ kɔrs, koʊrs /

noun

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

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

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 in due 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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Idioms and Phrases with in due course (1 of 2)

in due course


Also, in due course of time; in due time; in time; all in good time. After an appropriate interval, in a reasonable length of time. For example, In due course we'll discuss the details of this arrangement, or In due time the defense will present new evidence, or You'll learn the program in time, or We'll come up with a solution, all in good time. Chaucer used in due time in the late 1300s, and the other usages arose over the next few centuries. However, also see in good time for another meaning.

Idioms and Phrases with in due course (2 of 2)

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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