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Definition of Course


  1. The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.
  2. The ground or path traversed; track; way.
  3. Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal; line progress or advance.
  4. Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race.
  5. Motion considered with reference to manner; or derly progress; procedure in a certain line of thought or action; as, the course of an argument.
  6. Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws.
  7. Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.
  8. A series of motions or acts arranged in order; a succession of acts or practices connectedly followed; as, a course of medicine; a course of lectures on chemistry.
  9. The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
  10. That part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.
  11. A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.
  12. The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.
  13. The menses.
  14. To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.
  15. To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.
  16. To run through or over.
  17. To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.
  18. To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins.

Course Quotations

Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well.
Margaret Atwood

I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. If you work hard and, of course, work out.
William H. McRaven

The course of true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mahatma Gandhi

Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it's giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you'd be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you've taken.
Hoda Kotb
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Course Translations

course in Afrikaans is kursus
course in Danish is fad
course in Finnish is kurssi, vati
course in German is Lauf, Lehrgang, Kurs {m}, Bahn {f}
course in Italian is quotazione, decorso, tratto, itinerario
course in Latin is curriculum, tractus
course in Portuguese is curso, prato
course in Spanish is cursillo, transcurso, curso
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