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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Course  \Course\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coursed}  (k?rst));  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Coursing}.] 
  1.  To  run,  hunt,  or  chase  after  to  follow  hard  upon  to 
  pursue. 
 
  We  coursed  him  at  the  heels.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  chase  after  or  pursue  game;  as  to  course 
  greyhounds  after  deer. 
 
  3.  To  run  through  or  over 
 
  The  bounding  steed  courses  the  dusty  plain.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Course  \Course\  (k?rs),  n.  [F.  cours,  course,  L.  cursus,  fr 
  currere  to  run.  See  {Current}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  moving  from  one  point  to  another;  progress; 
  passage. 
 
  And  when  we  had  finished  our  course  from  Tyre,  we 
  came  to  Ptolemais.  --Acts  xxi.  7. 
 
  2.  The  ground  or  path  traversed;  track;  way 
 
  The  same  horse  also  run  the  round  course  at 
  Newmarket.  --Pennant. 
 
  3.  Motion,  considered  as  to  its  general  or  resultant 
  direction  or  to  its  goal;  line  progress  or  advance. 
 
  A  light  by  which  the  Argive  squadron  steers  Their 
  silent  course  to  Ilium's  well  known  shore. 
  --Dennham. 
 
  Westward  the  course  of  empire  takes  its  way 
  --Berkeley. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  course  of  true  love  never  did  run  smooth. 
  --Shak. 
 
  6.  Customary  or  established  sequence  of  events;  recurrence  of 
  events  according  to  natural  laws. 
 
  By  course  of  nature  and  of  law.  --Davies. 
 
  Day  and  night,  Seedtime  and  harvest,  heat  and  hoary 
  frost,  Shall  hold  their  course.  --Milton. 
 
  7.  Method  of  procedure;  manner  or  way  of  conducting;  conduct; 
  behavior. 
 
  My  lord  of  York  commends  the  plot  and  the  general 
  course  of  the  action  --Shak. 
 
  By  perseverance  in  the  course  prescribed. 
  --Wodsworth. 
 
  You  hold  your  course  without  remorse.  --Tennyson. 
 
  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. 
 
  He  appointed  .  .  .  the  courses  of  the  priests  --2 
  Chron.  viii. 
  14. 
 
  10.  That  part  of  a  meal  served  at  one  time,  with  its 
  accompaniments. 
 
  He  [Goldsmith]  wore  fine  clothes,  gave  dinners  of 
  several  courses,  paid  court  to  venal  beauties. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  11.  (Arch.)  A  continuous  level  range  of  brick  or  stones  of 
  the  same  height  throughout  the  face  or  faces  of  a 
  building.  --Gwilt. 
 
  12.  (Naut.)  The  lowest  sail  on  any  mast  of  a  square-rigged 
  vessel;  as  the  fore  course,  main  course,  etc 
 
  13.  pl  (Physiol.)  The  menses. 
 
  {In  course},  in  regular  succession. 
 
  {Of  course},  by  consequence;  as  a  matter  of  course;  in 
  regular  or  natural  order 
 
  {In  the  course  of},  at  same  time  or  times  during.  ``In  the 
  course  of  human  events.''  --T.  Jefferson. 
 
  Syn:  Way  road;  route;  passage;  race;  series;  succession; 
  manner;  method;  mode;  career;  progress. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Course  \Course\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  run  as  in  a  race,  or  in  hunting;  to  pursue  the  sport  of 
  coursing;  as  the  sportsmen  coursed  over  the  flats  of 
  Lancashire. 
 
  2.  To  move  with  speed;  to  race;  as  the  blood  courses  through 
  the  veins.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  course 
  n  1:  education  imparted  in  a  series  of  lessons  or  class  meetings; 
  "he  took  a  course  in  basket  weaving";  "flirting  is  not 
  unknown  in  college  classes"  [syn:  {course  of  study},  {course 
  of  instruction},  {class}] 
  2:  a  connected  series  of  events  or  actions  or  developments; 
  "the  government  took  a  firm  course"  or  "historians  can 
  only  point  out  those  lines  for  which  evidence  is 
  available"  [syn:  {line}] 
  3:  general  line  of  orientation:  "the  river  takes  a  southern 
  course";  "the  northeastern  trend  of  the  coast"  [syn:  {trend}] 
  4:  a  mode  of  action  "if  you  persist  in  that  course  you  will 
  surely  fail" 
  5:  a  line  or  route  along  which  something  travels  or  moves:  "the 
  hurricane  demolished  houses  in  its  path";  "the  track  of  an 
  animal";  "the  course  of  the  river"  [syn:  {path},  {track}] 
  6:  part  of  a  meal  served  at  one  time;  "she  prepared  a  three 
  course  meal" 
  7:  a  layer  of  masonry;  "a  course  of  bricks"  [syn:  {row}] 
  8:  a  circumscribed  area  of  land  or  water  laid  out  for  a  sport; 
  "the  course  had  only  nine  holes";  "the  course  was  less 
  than  a  mile" 
  adv  :  as  might  be  expected;  "naturally,  the  lawyer  sent  us  a  huge 
  bill"  [syn:  {naturally},  {of  course}]  [ant:  {unnaturally}] 
  v  :  move  along  of  liquids;  "Water  flowed  into  the  cave"  [syn:  {run}, 
  {flow}] 




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