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Meaning & Definition of Course in English

English

Course

/kɔrs/

noun

1. Education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

  • "He took a course in basket weaving"
  • "Flirting is not unknown in college classes"
    synonym:
  • course
  • ,
  • course of study
  • ,
  • course of instruction
  • ,
  • class

2. A connected series of events or actions or developments

  • "The government took a firm course"
  • "Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"
    synonym:
  • course
  • ,
  • line

3. General line of orientation

  • "The river takes a southern course"
  • "The northeastern trend of the coast"
    synonym:
  • course
  • ,
  • trend

4. A mode of action

  • "If you persist in that course you will surely fail"
  • "Once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place"
    synonym:
  • course
  • ,
  • course of action

5. A line or route along which something travels or moves

  • "The hurricane demolished houses in its path"
  • "The track of an animal"
  • "The course of the river"
    synonym:
  • path
  • ,
  • track
  • ,
  • course

6. A body of students who are taught together

  • "Early morning classes are always sleepy"
    synonym:
  • class
  • ,
  • form
  • ,
  • grade
  • ,
  • course

7. Part of a meal served at one time

  • "She prepared a three course meal"
    synonym:
  • course

8. (construction) a layer of masonry

  • "A course of bricks"
    synonym:
  • course
  • ,
  • row

9. Facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport

  • "The course had only nine holes"
  • "The course was less than a mile"
    synonym:
  • course

verb

1. Move swiftly through or over

  • "Ships coursing the atlantic"
    synonym:
  • course

2. Move along, of liquids

  • "Water flowed into the cave"
  • "The missouri feeds into the mississippi"
    synonym:
  • run
  • ,
  • flow
  • ,
  • feed
  • ,
  • course

3. Hunt with hounds

  • "He often courses hares"
    synonym:
  • course

adverb

1. As might be expected

  • "Naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"
    synonym:
  • naturally
  • ,
  • of course
  • ,
  • course

Examples of using

Of course it's a good thing when someone learning a foreign language tries to use it without fear of making mistakes, but I don't think much of people without sufficient ability producing language learning material of poor quality.
"A new cafe has opened up in front of the train station. Wouldn't you like to go there with me sometime?" "Of course! When would be good for you?"
Of course, an acrobat must have a perfect sense of balance.