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course

course

 
 
pronunciation:
kors
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
of course
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: progress from one point to another; movement.
Will you go to Mexico in the course of your travels?
synonyms:
passage, progress, road, way
similar words:
advance, avenue, channel, evolution, process, trend
definition 2: the direction or route along which something moves.
The course of the river takes many twists and turns.
synonyms:
passage, path, way
similar words:
direction, orbit, route
definition 3: passage through time.
Brian has done many good things in the course of his life.
similar words:
process, sequence, string, unfolding
definition 4: a series of lessons in a subject.
I took a course in painting.
synonyms:
class, subject
similar words:
curriculum, field, lecture, lesson, program, study
definition 5: an area of land or water set aside for sport.
Let's go to the golf course.
synonyms:
racetrack, track
similar words:
circuit, run
definition 6: a part of a meal.
The second course was soup.
phrase: of course
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: coursed, courses, coursing
definition: to move or run swiftly; race.
The lion coursed swiftly after the zebra.
synonyms:
hasten, hurry, race, run, rush, speed
similar words:
flow, gush, surge
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word coarse (rough)? Course and coarse sound alike but have different meanings.
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Word Parts
The word course contains the following part:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run