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course

 
 
pronunciation:
kors
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
of course
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: progression; movement.
his upward course in business
synonyms:
passage, progress, progression, road, way
similar words:
advance, avenue, career, channel, evolution, movement, process, trend
definition 2: the direction or route along which movement takes place.
the course of the river
synonyms:
passage, path, way
similar words:
direction, orbit, route, trajectory
definition 3: passage through time; duration.
through the course of his life
synonyms:
passage
similar words:
career, process, progression, sequence, string, tenor, unfolding
definition 4: a series of lessons within a curriculum.
an English course
synonyms:
class, subject
similar words:
curriculum, field, lecture, lesson, program, study
definition 5: an area of land or water devoted to sport.
a golf course
synonyms:
oval, racecourse, racetrack, track, turf
similar words:
circuit, run
definition 6: a part of a meal.
The second course was soup.
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phrase: of course
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: coursed, courses, coursing
definition 1: to pass quickly over or through.
synonyms:
run
similar words:
cover, cross, track, traverse
definition 2: to pursue; chase.
synonyms:
chase, follow, pursue, run
similar words:
hasten, hunt, hurry, hustle, rush
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to proceed along a course.
synonyms:
flow, run, stream
similar words:
rush
definition 2: to move or run swiftly; race.
synonyms:
hasten, hie, hurry, race, run, rush, speed
similar words:
flow, gush, surge
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Are you looking for the word coarse (rough)? Course and coarse sound alike but have different meanings.
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