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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
course (noun)
1.
the act or action of moving in a path from point to point
2.
the path over which something moves or extends as
a) - racecourse
b) (1) the direction of travel of a vehicle (as a ship or airplane) usually measured as a clockwise angle from north , also the projected path of travel
(2) a point of the compass
c) - watercourse
d) - golf course
3.
a) accustomed procedure or normal action - the law taking its course
b) a chosen manner of conducting oneself way of acting - our wisest course is to retreat
c) (1) progression through a development or period or a series of acts or events
(2) - life history career
4.
an ordered process or succession as
a) a number of lectures or other matter dealing with a subject , also a series of such constituting a curriculum - courses a premed course
b) a series of doses or medications administered over a designated period
5.
a) a part of a meal served at one time - the main course
b) - layer , especially a continuous level range of brick or masonry throughout a wall
c) the lowest sail on a square-rigged mast
course (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to follow close upon - pursue
2.
a) to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds
b) to cause (dogs) to run (as after game)
3.
intransitive verb
to run or move swiftly through or over - traverse jets coursed the area daily to run or pass rapidly along or as if along an indicated path - blood coursing through the veins
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
course (noun)
1.
a way of acting or proceeding
SYNONIMS:
line, methodology, policy, procedure, program
RELATED WORDS:
blueprint, design, plan, scheme, strategy; intent, intention, purpose; approach, direction, method, path, pathway, tack
course (noun)
2.
a series of lectures on a subject
SYNONIMS:
class
RELATED WORDS:
elective, refresher; clinic, institute, seminar, survey course; minicourse; core, curriculum
course of study
course (noun)
3.
a usually fixed or ordered series of actions or events leading to a result
SYNONIMS:
course, operation, procedure, proceeding
RELATED WORDS:
drill, routine; fashion, form, manner, method, mode, style, system, technique, way; approach, arrangement, blueprint, design, formula, game plan, ground plan, layout, plan, plot, program, project, recipe, scheme, strategy; accomplishment, achievement, attainment, enterprise, performance, undertaking, work; activity, functioning, movement
course (noun)
4.
the direction along which something or someone moves
SYNONIMS:
course, line, pathway, route, routeway, steps, track, way
RELATED WORDS:
circle, circuit, loop, orbit; arc, flight path, trajectory; ascent, descent
course (noun)
5.
an open man-made passageway for water
SYNONIMS:
aqueduct, canal, conduit, course, flume, racecourse, raceway, watercourse, waterway
RELATED WORDS:
millrace, millstream; floodway, sluice, sluiceway, spillway; swash, tideway, torrent; gutter, trough; river, rivulet, stream
course (verb)
1.
to go after or on the track of
SYNONIMS:
bird-dog, chase, course, dog, hound, pursue, run, shadow, tag, tail, trace, track, trail
RELATED WORDS:
accompany, chaperone ( chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watch
NEAR ANTONYMS:
head
guide, lead, pilot
course (verb)
2.
to make one's way through, across, or over
SYNONIMS:
course, cover, cross, cut (across), follow, go, navigate, pass (over), perambulate, peregrinate, proceed (along), track, transit, travel
RELATED WORDS:
hike, traipse, tramp, tread, walk; ride, run; crisscross
course (verb)
3.
to proceed or move quickly
SYNONIMS:
barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb, bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom
RELATED WORDS:
beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz ( whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beeline
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down up)
crawl, creep, poke
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