[[t]kɔrs, koʊrs[/t]]
n. v. coursed, cours•ing
1) a direction or route taken or to be taken
2) the path, route, or channel along which anything moves:
the course of a stream[/ex]
3) advance or progression in a particular direction
4) the continuous passage or progress through time or a succession of stages:
in the course of a year[/ex]
5) the track, water, etc., on which a race is run, sailed, etc
6) a particular manner of proceeding:
a course of action[/ex]
7) a customary manner of procedure; regular or natural order of events:
the course of a disease[/ex]
8) a mode of conduct; behavior
9) a systematized or prescribed series:
a course of treatment[/ex]
10) edu a program of instruction, as in a college
11) edu a prescribed number of classes in a particular field of study
12) coo a part of a meal served at one time
13) navig. naut. the lowermost sail on a fully square-rigged mast
14) bui a continuous and usu. horizontal range of bricks, shingles, etc., as in a wall or roof
15) Often, courses. the menses
16) spo a charge by knights in a tournament
17) spo a pursuit of game with dogs by sight rather than by scent
18) spo
golf course
19) to run through or over
20) to chase; pursue
21) spo to hunt (game) with dogs by sight rather than by scent
22) spo to cause (dogs) to pursue game by sight rather than by scent
23) bui to lay (bricks, stones, etc.) in courses
24) to follow a course; direct one's course
25) to run, race, or move swiftly
26) spo to take part in a hunt with hounds
Etymology: 1250–1300; MEco(u)rs< AF co(u)rs(e), OF cours < L cursus a running, course =cur(rere) to run +-sus, var. of -tus suffix of v. action

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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