[ US /ˈkɔɹs/ ]
[ UK /kˈɔːs/ ]
  1. as might be expected
    naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill
  1. a line or route along which something travels or moves
    the track of an animal
    the course of the river
    the hurricane demolished houses in its path
  2. 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
  3. facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport
    the course was less than a mile
    the course had only nine holes
  4. general line of orientation
    the northeastern trend of the coast
    the river takes a southern course
  5. (construction) a layer of masonry
    a course of bricks
  6. part of a meal served at one time
    she prepared a three course meal
  7. a body of students who are taught together
    early morning classes are always sleepy
  8. a connected series of events or actions or developments
    historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available
    the government took a firm course
  9. education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    he took a course in basket weaving
    flirting is not unknown in college classes
  1. move along, of liquids
    the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
    Water flowed into the cave
  2. move swiftly through or over
    ships coursing the Atlantic
  3. hunt with hounds
    He often courses hares
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How To Use course In A Sentence

  • A few alpha particles were deflected from their straight course.
  • I add a little extra for being all spaced-out, of course. Archive 2009-02-01
  • Larger butter pieces (not huge, of course, but quite a bit larger than “wet sand”) result in a flakier biscuit. 2009 March | Baking Bites
  • It also has superb golf courses, so if you're a bit of a golf widow, leave him to tussle in the bunker while you slink off to the spa - it's connected to the hotel by a subterranean tunnel.
  • ‘Of course, if you fail, and you have been put on that pedestal, it is a lot harder because you have further to fall,’ he said.
  • You are a virgin if you have not had sexual intercourse.
  • Of course, Whitty himself ain’t exactly a peach; he loves him some torture, and buries knives in bellies with minimal provocation; when it comes to witch-hunting, he’s of the “burn her alive now, ask questions … well, don’t really bother asking questions, it’s just so damn fun to burn people, let’s do it some more!” school. Cry of the Banshee « Skid Roche
  • Of course there's nothing wrong with necking a few beers and getting caught up in the buzz of the World Cup.
  • Mr. Sorapong, 35 years old, selected industrial estate developers Hemaraj Land & Development PCL and Amata Corporation PCL among his top picks, with Hemaraj returning 147% over the course of 2010 and Amata providing a 99% return on investment. Real Estate
  • And I am certain the Commission of Inquiry will exonerate you in due course. MAMBO
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