Course

Definition of Course

Pronunciation: k?rst
n.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.
11.(Arch.) A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.
12.(Naut.) The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.
13.(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.
- T. Jefferson.
v. t.1.To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.
[imp. & p. p. Coursed (k?rst)); p. pr. & vb. n. Coursing.]
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.
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.

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