Adjective "Course" definition and examples

(Course may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kɔːs/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The route or direction followed by a ship, aircraft, road, or river.
  1. 'the new fleet changed course to join the other ships'
  2. 'At its most basic, canyoning is following a river along its course through a gulley.'
  3. 'Alternatively, you could hire a bike and follow the course of the River Loir from Vendome to its confluence with the Sarthe.'
  4. 'When cities were built close to the river, some of the streets followed the courses of the creeks and streams that fed the river.'
  5. 'After briefings and an exchange of stores, both ships continued their respective courses with a wave and a toot goodbye.'
  6. 'Ur ceased to exist in the 4th century BC, probably because the River Euphrates changed course.'
  7. 'And by far the best way to enjoy it is to hire a cabin cruiser and chart a course along its winding length.'
  8. 'We took off, the bus bumping along the rough coast road, charting a course due north in the late afternoon sun.'
  9. 'In other words, the flight paths of aircraft on a collision course are also shown in green.'
  10. 'Middle Head Road and Peat Road, both tracks, respectively parallel and cross the course of a Roman road.'
  11. 'the course of history'
  12. 'The human race is on a course of discovering a new and unknown power hidden within.'
  13. 'Secondly, Honda will push along its development over the course of a season, so it is constantly improving.'
  14. 'How do you feel about how Irish cinema has developed over the course of your career?'
  15. 'Postoperatively, the patient's course was unremarkable.'
  16. 'Labor believes that the true course for world progress lies in it being run cooperatively.'
  17. 'my decision had seemed to be the wisest course open to me at the time'
  18. 'To reject a course of action as clearly undesirable is to reject it on practical grounds.'
  19. 'First, what courses of action are open to us, and what are their likely consequences.'
  20. 'The central issue in the case is whether that was a justified course of action.'
  21. 'After contemplating many dreadful acts, he finally decided on a course of action.'
  22. 'The concept of policy assumes that governments define their goals and choose the methods and courses of action for reaching those goals.'
  23. 'We only ever take parents to court as a last resort and it is not a course of action we take lightly and one which we would rather avoid.'
  24. 'I will not pretend to have the skill necessary to lay out a course of action to solve this problem.'
  25. 'They point out that there is often a high chance of an adverse event no matter what course is pursued.'
  26. 'Certainly topping up on any index tracker investment would be a good course of action at the moment.'
  27. 'An osteopath will review the individual's health first before advising on a course of action.'
A dish, or a set of dishes served together, forming one of the successive parts of a meal.
  1. in combination 'a four-course meal'
  2. 'The meal came in courses accompanied by wine from bottles - the sort that need corkscrews, not twist tops - and with real knives and forks.'
  3. 'The Japanese, like most other Asians, do not usually serve meals in courses but set all the dishes on the table at the start of the meal.'
  4. 'The dining room was dolled up like a palace and they served an eighty course meal.'
  5. 'I shuddered at the thought of a three course meal filled with dumplings, bread and cheese.'
  6. 'Rabbit stewed in wine is a specialty, often with some of its sauce served over pasta as a first course.'
  7. 'The final dish in the eight course evening was a Campari parfait served with orange ragout.'
  8. 'The maid came in and took away the soup and salad courses.'
  9. 'If you do the math, I think it will fall a little short but that's only because some of the courses were served at the same time.'
  10. 'As they were having lobster and langoustine, respectively, for their first courses and beef for their mains, I suggested that a red Burgundy might be a better one-stop choice.'
  11. 'Lunches tend to be lengthy with several courses served because the noon meal is the main meal of the day.'
An area of land set aside and prepared for racing, golf, or another sport.
  1. 'Conditions were fine for golf and the course was beautifully prepared.'
  2. 'We got by, however, and proceeded to get onto a great course and play good golf with winners.'
  3. 'The main event will include pistol, rifle and sporting clay courses.'
  4. 'Clearly, he enjoys the course, even the rather silly island green at the notorious 17th hole.'
  5. 'As managers, golf course superintendents have to deal with trust at every level.'
  6. 'It is a full service shotgun complex with two fully automated sporting clays courses, and golf carts are included.'
  7. 'The more spectacular slalom racing will take place on an artificial course at the Olympic Complex.'
  8. 'Have you ever tried to play golf on a course where there were more than a few annoying insects?'
  9. 'The course was on land reclaimed from the old British Steel works.'
  10. 'The $3-a-person game simulates real courses, with wind factors and club choices.'
A series of lectures or lessons in a particular subject, leading to an examination or qualification.
  1. 'The summer school will include courses on a range of subjects as well as outings and recreational activities.'
  2. 'Tibetan communities made efforts to teach more subject courses in Tibetan in primary and secondary schools.'
  3. 'More math and reading courses for elementary school teachers were mandated.'
  4. 'The school's academic courses include Chinese language lessons taught by professors from China, night classes for adults, and computer lessons.'
  5. 'This could occur in small groups in teacher education courses or in large class discussions.'
  6. 'The project also will test use of the Web to provide science lab courses to high schools.'
  7. 'This information, while useful in upgrading the college courses, only indirectly affected the high school courses.'
  8. 'Because on-site attendance can be impossible for those living far away, numerous schools and educators offer distance learning courses.'
  9. 'The center offers research fellowships, courses, lecture series, conferences, and publications.'
  10. 'The internet based company develops internet continuing education courses and distance learning on their web site, with almost all the specialties.'
  11. 'the doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics'
  12. 'Initial treatment should be medical with a course of antibiotics of at least two weeks duration.'
  13. 'First dose reactions occur after the first dose of a course of treatment and not necessarily thereafter.'
A continuous horizontal layer of brick, stone, or other material in a wall.
  1. 'The wall was built in regular horizontal courses bonded by mud mortar.'
  2. 'A continuous render is taken up the sides and over the top of the core material of a wall, the core material being some three courses of mud bricks about forty centimetres high.'
  3. 'One face of the double-sided fireplace features two courses of light buff brick alternating with a single, inset course of red bricks.'
A pursuit of game (especially hares) with greyhounds by sight rather than scent.
    A sail on the lowest yards of a square-rigged ship.
      A set of adjacent strings on a guitar, lute, etc., tuned to the same note.
      1. 'The kanoun is a large zither, often with 70 to 100 strings arranged in courses of three.'

      verb

      (of liquid) move without obstruction; flow.
      1. figurative 'exultation coursed through him'
      2. 'I was determined to catch some of the big trout I could see in the clear streams that coursed down each valley floor.'
      3. 'She cried, tears coursing down her cheeks, mingled with the rain.'
      4. 'Once the dam's stored waters coursed into the valley, a bucolic canal culture blossomed.'
      5. 'She turned and ran as fast as she could, trying all the while to control the stream of tears coursing down her cheeks.'
      6. 'Water coursed from his hair, to his neck, and to his toes in tiny rivulets.'
      7. 'Cassandra merely stayed where she was, unable to move as the pain coursed through her body.'
      8. 'When I could stand it no longer, I buried my head in my arms, and the tears began coursing down my cheeks; though I felt none of the usual relief crying brings.'
      9. 'It felt like my entire right side had been blown off, and every breath sent liquid fire coursing through every vein.'
      10. 'Even writing that I can feel a little adrenaline rush coursing through my veins.'
      11. 'I nodded; tears were still coursing down my cheeks.'
      Pursue (game, especially hares) with greyhounds using sight rather than scent.
      1. no object 'she would course for hares with her greyhounds'
      2. 'The farmer thought they were coursing hares and called police.'

      More definitions

      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.

      3. advance or progression in a particular direction; forward or onward movement.

      4. the continuous passage or progress through time or a succession of stages: in the course of a year; in the course of the battle.

      5. the track, ground, water, etc., on which a race is run, sailed, etc.: One runner fell halfway around the course.

      6. a particular manner

      More examples(as adjective)

      "units can be course."

      "schemes can be course."

      "requirements can be course."

      "parts can be course."

      "considerations can be course."

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      Origin

      Middle English: from Old French cours, from Latin cursus, from curs- ‘run’, from the verb currere.

      Phrase

      course of action
      the course of nature
      in (the) course of —
      in (or over) the course of time
      of course
      off course
      on course
      run (or take) its course