(1)   As might be expected
"Naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"


(2)   A mode of action
"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"
(3)   Education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
"He took a course in basket weaving"
"Flirting is not unknown in college classes"
(4)   Facility consisting of 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"
(5)   (construction) a layer of masonry
"A course of bricks"
(6)   Part of a meal served at one time
"She prepared a three course meal"
(7)   A connected series of events or actions or developments
"The government took a firm course"
"Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"
(8)   General line of orientation
"The river takes a southern course"
"The northeastern trend of the coast"
(9)   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"


(10)   Hunt with hounds
"He often courses hares"
(11)   Move along, of liquids
"Water flowed into the cave"
"The Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
(12)   Move swiftly through or over
"Ships coursing the Atlantic"


From , from , from past participle of .


  1. A path, sequence, development, or evolution.
    The normal course of events seems to be just one damned thing after another.
    His illness ran its course.
  2. A normal or customary sequence.
  3. A chosen manner of proceeding.
  4. Any ordered process or sequence or steps
  5. A learning program, as in a school.
    I need to take a French course to pep up.
  6. A treatment plan
  7. The itinerary of a race.
    The cross-country course passes the canal.
  8. A racecourse.
  9. A part of a meal.
    We offer seafood as the first course.
  10. The path taken by a flow of water; a watercourse.
  11. The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
  12. The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.
    The ship changed its course 15 degrees towards south.
  13. The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.
    A course was plotted to traverse the ocean.
  14. The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
    Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.
  15. A row of bricks or blocks.
    On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.
  16. ) A row of material that forms the roofing, waterproofing or flashing system.
  17. In weft knitting, a single row of loops connecting the loops of the preceding and following rows.
  18. A string on a lute
  19. A golf course.


  1. To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
    The oil coursed through the engine.
    Blood pumped around the human body courses throughout all its veins and arteries.
  2. To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey.