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Definition 1: a mode of action - [noun denoting act]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if you persist in that course you will surely fail
  • once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place

Synonyms for course in the sense of this definition

(course is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of course ) (figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement

"all the clues led the police into blind alleys" "so far every road that we've been down has turned out to be a blind alley"

(... is a kind of course ) a course of action (following a given idea) that will lead to conflict if it continues unabated

(... is a kind of course ) a course of conduct

"the path of virtue" "we went our separate ways" "our paths in life led us apart" "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"

Definition 2: education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings - [noun denoting act]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a course in basket weaving
  • flirting is not unknown in college classes

Synonyms for course in the sense of this definition

(course is a kind of ...) the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

"he received no formal education" "our instruction was carefully programmed" "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

(... is a kind of course ) a course in the methods of using tools and machinery as taught in secondary schools and technical schools

(... is a kind of course ) a course introducing a new situation or environment

(... is a kind of course ) a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

(... is a kind of course ) a course that reviews and updates a topic for those who have not kept abreast of developments

(... is a kind of course ) a course that all students are required to take

(... is a kind of course ) a course offered for a small group of advanced students

(... is a kind of course ) a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)

"I built a birdhouse in shop"

(... is a kind of course ) a brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem solving

(... is a kind of course ) a course of study carried out at home rather than in a classroom

(... is a kind of course ) a course offered as part of an extension service

(... is a kind of course ) a course that the student can select from among alternatives

(... is a kind of course ) a course (via lectures or correspondence) for adults who are not otherwise engaged in formal study

(... is a kind of course ) a class in which you learn to draw or paint

(... is a kind of course ) a course that teaches pregnant women to use breathing and concentration and exercise techniques to use during labor

(... is a kind of course ) a course offered (by mail) by a correspondence school

(... is a kind of course ) a series of lectures dealing with a subject

(... is a kind of course ) a course of study that is supervised and controlled by a specialist in the subject

"he registered for directed study" "he got credit for directed study" "he did directed study"

(course is a part of ...) a unit of instruction

"he took driving lessons"

(course is a part of ...) work assigned to and done by a student during a course of study; usually it is evaluated as part of the student's grade in the course

(course is a part of ...) teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

(course is a part of ...) a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study

Definition 3: facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the course had only nine holes
  • the course was less than a mile

(course is a kind of ...) a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

"the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

(... is a kind of course ) course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf

(... is a kind of course ) a course over which races are run

Definition 4: (construction) a layer of masonry - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a course of bricks

Synonyms for course in the sense of this definition

(course is a kind of ...) single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

"slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"

(... is a kind of course ) a course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building

(... is a kind of course ) a course of bricks place next to each other (usually in a straight line)

(... is part of course) an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure

"the south wall had a small window" "the walls were covered with pictures"

Definition 5: part of a meal served at one time - [noun denoting food]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she prepared a three course meal

(course is a kind of ...) a source of materials to nourish the body

(... is a kind of course ) the principal dish of a meal

(... is a kind of course ) food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)

(... is a kind of course ) a dish served as the last course of a meal

(... is part of course) the food served and eaten at one time

Definition 6: a connected series of events or actions or developments - [noun denoting group]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the government took a firm course
  • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

Synonyms for course in the sense of this definition

(course is a kind of ...) similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

(... is a kind of course ) dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas

"two streams of development run through American history" "stream of consciousness" "the flow of thought" "the current of history"

Definition 7: a body of students who are taught together - [noun denoting group]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • early morning classes are always sleepy

Synonyms for course in the sense of this definition

(course is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

(... is a kind of course ) a class (especially in music) given to talented students by an expert

(... is a kind of course ) a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately

"a graduate student taught sections for the professor's lecture course"

Definition 8: general line of orientation - [noun denoting location]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the river takes a southern course
  • the northeastern trend of the coast

Synonyms for course in the sense of this definition

(course is a kind of ...) a line leading to a place or point

"he looked the other direction" "didn't know the way home"

Definition 9: a line or route along which something travels or moves - [noun denoting object]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
  • the track of an animal
  • the course of the river

Synonyms for course in the sense of this definition

(course is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is a kind of course ) a course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged

(... is a kind of course ) the inner side of a curved racecourse

(... is a kind of course ) the course along which communications spread

"the story is going the rounds in Washington"

(... is a kind of course ) the course along which a person has walked or is walking in

"I followed in his steps" "he retraced his steps" "his steps turned toward home"

(... is a kind of course ) a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

(... is a kind of course ) a track or mark left by something that has passed

"there as a trail of blood" "a tear left its trail on her cheek"

Definition 10: hunt with hounds - [verb of competition]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He often courses hares

(course is a kind of ...) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

(course belongs to category ...) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

Definition 11: move along, of liquids - [verb of motion]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Water flowed into the cave
  • the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

Synonyms for course in the sense of this definition

(course is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of course ) flow freely

"The garbage flushed down the river"

(... is a kind of course ) pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

(... is a kind of course ) flow off gradually

"The rain water drains into this big vat"

(... is a kind of course ) run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

"water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose" "reports began to dribble in"

(... is a kind of course ) flow freely and abundantly

"Tears streamed down her face"

(... is a kind of course ) flow, run or fall out and become lost

"The milk spilled across the floor" "The wine spilled onto the table"

(... is a kind of course ) flow in a spurt

"Water poured all over the floor"

(... is a kind of course ) move downward

"The water ran down"

(... is a kind of course ) run off as waste

"The water wastes back into the ocean"

(... is a kind of course ) flow in a circular current, of liquids

(... is a kind of course ) move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point

"Blood circulates in my veins" "The air here does not circulate"

(... is a kind of course ) rise or move forward

"surging waves"

(... is a kind of course ) issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

"Water jetted forth" "flames were jetting out of the building"

(... is a kind of course ) flow in small streams

"Tears guttered down her face"

Definition 12: move swiftly through or over - [verb of motion]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ships coursing the Atlantic

(course is a kind of ...) travel across or pass over

"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

Definition 13: as might be expected - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where course or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill

Synonyms for course in the sense of this definition

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